An RTI revealed that Government is earning more than 200 Crore in Average from GST Late fees. It revealed that for the Nine month period of April to December 2019 it collected late fees of Rs. 1898 Crore.  Late fees collection is going on despite issues with GST Server and its Limited capacity.

Government of India
Office of the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs
A.G.C.R. Building, New Delhi
Ph. No.: 011-23702308, 23702274




Shri Vinod jangid,
292, behind Bus Stand,
Basni Silwata road, Boranada,
Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342012.

Sub:- Your RTI Application no. GSTCN/R/T/20/00009 dated 07/01/2020 under RTI Act, 2005 reg.


A. I am refer to your latter stated above received from O/o CPIO, GST council, GOI  vide letter no. CPIO/RTI/2020/19/GSTN dated 24/01/2020 received in this office on 31/01/2020 on the subject cited above. The reply is submitted as under:

Please give me information of total late fee collected in GST April 2019 to December 2019. Please give me the details of GST late fee Collected month wise. Month wise total Fee collected in GST from April, 2019 to December 2019 is enclosed as Annexure “A”.

B. In case you are dissatisfied with the information, you may file an appeal to First Appellate Authority Shri Ameesh Aggarwal, Deputy Controller of Accounts, B wing, AGCR Building, ITO, New Delhi.

R. N. Garg
CPIO & Sr. AO (Accounts)

Copy for information to:

1. Shri Mohammad Shadaab, CPIO, GSTN, 4th Floor, East wing, Asset 11, Aerocity New Delhi-110037.

2. Shri Arjun Kumar Meena, CPIO, GST Council. GST Council, GOI jeevan Bharti Building, Tower II, 5th floor Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001.

Annexure “A”

Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts
Central Broad of Indirect Tax & Customs
GST Fee collected (Month Wise)
April, 2019 to December, 2019

(Rs. in Actual)

Month Total
April 1,13,56,44,318
May 1,44,97,64,140
Jun 1,72,08,20,601
July 1,95,14,44,491
August 2,10,10,70,969
September 2,01,13,54,741
October 1,91,45,49,738
November 3,24,75,50,266
December 3,44,83,77,366

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