we have received form GST DRC-01, SCN U/S 73(1). FOR LATE FILING OF MARCH-2020 3BbRETURN. we have filed the return on 23.10.20. but as per law one should claim itc within 20.10.20. we have already replied to LGSTO EARLIER, BUT NO USE. they have served the notice now and demanding of itc claimed in March month return along with penalty and interest.
kindly suggest how to reply to LGSTO.
As per Section 73(1) DRC 01 is issued & penalty is initiated only when no reply furnished within 30 days.
Yes its correct As per Section 39 of CGST Act you cannot claim ITC for March 20 After 20/10/20.
So you need to pay the ITC claimed with Interest @ 18%