As taxpayers face technical glitches on the GST portal, the government on Tuesday extended the due date for April tax payment till May 24 and has directed Infosys for early resolution of the problem.

The due date for filing FORM GSTR-3B for the month of April 2022 has been extended till 24th May 2022, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said in a late-night tweet.

Earlier in the day, the CBIC had said that a technical glitch has been reported by Infosys in the generation of April GSTR-2B and auto-population of GSTR-3B on the portal.

“Infosys has been directed by Govt for early resolution. Technical team is working to provide GSTR-2B & correct auto-populated GSTR-3B at the earliest,” the CBIC tweeted.

The CBIC decision to extend the due date is expected to benefit thousands of taxpayers, who were facing issues and can now file their returns till May 24.

n its earlier advisory regarding GST-2B on May 15, GSTN had observed that in a few cases, certain records were not reflected in the GSTR-2B statement for April 2022. “However, such records are visible in GSTR-2A of such recipients,” it adds. The authority said the technical team is working to resolve this issue for the impacted taxpayers and generate fresh GSTR-2B at the earliest.

Infosys had been awarded the contract worth ₹1,380 crores to build and maintain the GSTN platform. Meanwhile, GST revenue for March hit an all-time high of ₹1,42,095 crore. The collection during the month is up 15% year-on-year from ₹1,23,902 crore in March last year.