Ministry of Finance
Posted On: 28 FEB 2021
It may be noted that the due date for furnishing of the Annual returns (GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C) specified under section 44 of the CGST Act read with rule 80 of the CGST rules for the financial year 2019-20 was earlier extended from 31.12.2020 to 28.02.2021 vide Notification No. 95/2020- Central Tax dated 30.12.2020. In view of the difficulties expressed by the taxpayers in meeting this time limit, Government has decided to further extend the due date for furnishing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to 31.03.2021 with the approval of Election Commission of India. This press note is being issued to keep taxpayers informed so that they may plan their return filing accordingly. Suitable notification to give effect to this decision is being issued.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS)
New Delhi, the 28th February, 2021
G.S.R. 142(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 44 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), read with rule 80 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, the Commissioner, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 95/2020 – Central Tax, dated the 30th December, 2020 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 809(E), dated the 30th December, 2020, namely:-
In the said notification, for the figures “28.02.2021”, the figures “31.03.2021” shall be substituted.
[F. No. CBEC-20/06/13/2020-GST]
RAJEEV RANJAN, Under Secy.
Note: The principal notification No. 95/2020 – Central Tax, dated the 30th December, 2020, was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number 809(E), dated the 30th December, 2020.