The government has listened to the pleas of the taxpayers and extended the due dates of Form GSTR 9 (annual return) and Form GSTR-9C (reconciliation statement) for Financial Year 2017-18 in a staggered manner for different groups of States to 3rd February, 5th February and 7th February 2020.
Considering the difficulties being faced by taxpayers in filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for FY 2017-18 it has been decided to extend the due dates in a staggered manner for different groups of States to 3rd, 5th and 7th February 2020 as under. Notifications will follow.3,70010:30 PM – Jan 31, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy3,226 people are talking about this
Group 1: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Other Territory – 3rd February 2020
Group 2: Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat- 5th February 2020
Group 3: Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh- 7th February 202080510:30 PM – Jan 31, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy500 people are talking about this
Along with the extension of the due dates, the government also said that these forms will now be easy to file as there are multiple columns and files which have now been made as an optional.
As per the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) notification, the amendments concerning the simplification of both the annual forms i.e. GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C allowing the taxpayers to not provide the input tax credit availed on inputs, input services and capital goods details.
Also, there is now no need to give the HSN level details of outputs or inputs, etc. for the FY 2017-18 and 2018-19.
This due date extension has given another chance to the taxpayers to file their annual returns on time with clarity and accuracy which is also observed by the government.
Previously, the taxpayers were required to file the GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for Financial Year 2017-18 by 31st January which is now again asked for to be extended till 31st March 2020, and for the financial year 2018-19, it was 31st March 2020.
In response to the demand of the trade industry and ongoing issues on the portal, the Finance Ministry has decided to extend the last date for filing GST annual returns (FY 2017-18) to 3rd February, 5th February and 7th February 2020. While the general date for annual GST return filing was December 31, 2018.
Now in a further order released by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom (CBIC) said, “The competent authority has decided to extend the due date for filing FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and FORM GSTR-9C till to 3rd February, 5th February and 7th February 2020.”
- Group 1: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Other Territory – 3rd February 2020
- Group 2: Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat- 5th February 2020
- Group 3: Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh- 7th February 2020
The deadline for annual GST return has been extended owing to the continuous demands of various trade bodies. According to them, the format for annual GST Return along with the filing option is not yet available on the GST portal which makes it difficult to speculate things. GST annual return is kind of important deal as it gives a once-in-a-year opportunity to taxpayers to review and rectify their mistakes in any of the returns filed in that particular year. Therefore, businesses must be given sufficient time and resources to analyze, understand and fill the form.
More than one petition was filed to the Finance Ministry, all of which put the focus on the complexity of the GST returns filing process. According to a petition, more time is spent on correcting the returns rather than filing them. In addition, annual returns require the mention of HSN code for inward supplies as well, which was not a mandate for GSTR-3B returns. This further adds to the hassle of the taxpayers.
Read Also: Comparison B/w GSTR 9 Annual & GSTR 9C Audit Return Forms
Taxpayers need time as they will have to review all their past returns and transactions to fill up details in the annual return form. It is going to be even more arduous and demanding for small businesses and traders who have no expertise in such tasks. Since the the due dates for GSTR-3B filing have been extended multiple times for different months during the year, the calculation of penalty, interest and the late fee is now more time-consuming.
Associations Come Forward to Extend GSTR 9 & 9C Due Date
In the wake of difficulties while filing the GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C on the GSTN portal have requested the extension of the due dates for both the GSTR 9 and 9C. The associations have asked the due dates to be extended to 31st March 2020 for the filing related to the FY 2017-18.
|27/01/2020||Goods and Services Tax Practitioners’ Association of Maharashtra|
|27/01/2020||Tax Bar Association, Guwahati|
|27/01/2020||Sales Tax Bar Association, New Delhi|
|27/01/2020||Association Of Tax Practitioners, Ernakulam|
|27/01/2020||Haryana Chamber Of Commerce & Industry|
|22/01/2020||Ahilya Chamber of Commerce and Industry|
|27/01/2020||Kerala Tax Practitioners’ Association (KTPA), Kochi|
|27/01/2020||District Tax Bar Association Sonipat.|
|26/01/2020||Central Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Baroda Tax Bar Association|
|24/01/2020||Jamnagar Chamber Of Commerce & Industry|
|24/01/2020||The Southern Gujarat Commercial Tax Bar Association, Surat|
|24/01/2020||Tax Bar Association, Jammu|
The concerned association have also written a formal letter to the union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this regard and therefore the decision is waiting for the approval.
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