In a major relief to taxpayers, the government on Saturday extended the last date for payment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the month of July. The deadline has now been extended from August 20 to August 25. "Since it is the first tax Return to be filed under GST, the tax payers and the tax practitioners have requested for few more days to file their Return. Also there have been requests from States which are hit with floods to extend the last date for filing of GST Returns," Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) stated in a notification. Clarifying on the website functioning, it said that the last minute return filers have faced "some technical glitches".