Today Sr Adv Ashok Saraf appeared for Confederation of GST Professionals and Industries in the Writ petition relating to extension of due date for GSTR 9 and 9C in Bombay High Court. He has made one of the most passionate pleas I have seen till date in Bombay HC for benefit of tax professionals. Court has noted his arguments and told the Revenue that this is not adversarial litigation and that solution has to be worked out. Court has called for ASG to appear and tell the Court how the Union of India intends to resolve these matters for benefit of all. Matter is adjourned to 27.10.2020 (High on Board)
Court has noted specifically that utility for filing GSTR-9 and 9C for 18 19 was not available till 29.2.2020, there was complete lockdown till 31.5.2020 And thereafter severe restrictions on attendance of staff.
Rinav Khakhar (VP) | Team CGPI