Southern Gujarat Commercial Tax Bar Association has made a representation For Extension Of Due Date For Filing Of Annual Return In Form GSTR-9, GSTR 9A, GSTR 9B And Audit Report In FORM GSTR-9C or the financial year 2017-18.

THE SOUTHERN GUJARAT COMMERCIAL TAX BAR ASSOCIATION, SURAT

REPRESENTATION FOR EXTENSION OF DUE DATE FOR FILING OF ANNUAL
RETURN IN FORM GSTR-9, 9A, 9B AND AUDIT REPORT IN FORM GSTR-9C.

“REPRESENTATION”

There is sufficient cause and need for the extension of filing of Annual Forms GSTR-9, 9A, 9B and 9C for a reasonable period of time to give justice to the correctness of returns, considering the need for reconciliations state-wise. The reasons for the request are as outlined below:

We have written to your good selves many times populating issues and possible solutions. Herein, we are representing before your good selves the difficulties and hardships faced by the trade, industries and consultants at large due to delay in enabling GST Annual & Audit related returns, requirement to file state-wise Audit and GST reconciliations for all taxpayers.

Due Date message on a monthly calendar with tiny baby footprints

GST has been a bold and epic reform of the Government, implementation of which had taken a decade to reach a logical implication; and naturally this introduction had its fair share of issues on trade and companies due to capacity constraints of GSTN IT infrastructure and various other issues, which required incessant changes of forms, procedures, compliances etc. Since, it was unable to introduce in lucid manner, it has a tumultuous impact on reconciliation of accounts for corporate and other bodies. This has continuously percolated and intruded into time required for GST as well as other compliances and has continued a chain reaction of effect.

Also, unless proper reconciliation is affected, it could be a matter for extended litigation later-on to the un-reconciled returns and/or qualified Audit Reports by auditors if proceeded as It were. It may also give rise to corruption. The reconciliation element possibly arises partly due to the niggling issues in GST and loose ends therein pursuant to delayed corrections / submissions from suppliers of goods and services for genuine reasons, onslaught of financial difficulties having cumulative bearing on compliances.

Without proper reconciliation and audit reports, even Revenue would face its fair share of difficulties to rely up on the inputs thrown from audit and it may lead to prolonged litigation, which could be mitigated by an appropriate changes, simplification and extension. We are listing following points to justify the need of extension.

  • The formats prescribed for GST Annual Returns and GST Audits are not only voluminous but confusing as well. The confusion all the more rises when GST Portal itself malfunction giving two information from the same source of data.
  • Auto populated data of 3B in GSTR 9 differs from the actual data uploaded in monthly GSTR 3B. This type of technical errors happens on both side i.e. outward supply as well as inward supply.
  • GST website is passing through numerous technical glitches nowadays. The issue is persisting since more than 10 days.
  • The error “Received But Pending” appears as and when we try to upload GSTR 9C.
  • We are unable to upload JSON file in One attempt. It requires multiple attempts to upload the same. It kills time.
  • GSTR 9C latest utility 1.6 is made available on 08/01/2020 only. The time left after this is very short.
  • GST Portal is having multiple issues with OTP sending. We are not getting OTPs on Domains. Even on Regular E-Mails, OTP is coming after 2-3 hours which is of no use. It gives frustration and anxiety to filers.

The ground realities mentioned above emerge from the communications received by the professionals from the entities, companies, management and other stakeholders and the same being sought herein for redressal through your august office. Your goodself is requested to make the GST Portal error free and Extend the due date of Annual returns and Audit of 2017-18 upto 31/03/2020.

Thanking You.

Yours Faithfully,

Place : Surat

Date : 24/01/2020

Recent Representation on GSTR-9 & GSTR 9C due date extension Published till date on Taxguru

S. N. Date Association Link
15 30/01/2020 1) The Gujarat Sales Tax Bar Association
2) National Action Committee
3) All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultant
4) Chartered Accountants Association, Ahmedabad
5) Income Tax Bar Association, Ahmedabad
6) Tax Advocates Association Gujarat
Request to extend due date of GSTR-9, 9A & 9C for F.Y. 2017-18
14 NA Taxation Bar Association, Modinagar Letter for GST Portal issues and GSTR 9 & GSTR 9C Date extension
13 26/01/2020 Central Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Baroda Tax Bar Association Extend due date of GSTR 9 & GSTR 9C to 31.03.2020 for FY 2017-18
12 27/01/2020 The Goods and Services Tax Practitioners’ Association of Maharashtra Extend dates for filing Form GSTR-9 and Form GSTR-9C for FY 2017-18
11 27/01/2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Request to extend due date of GST Annual Returns for year 2017-18
10 27/01/2020 Sales Tax Bar Association, New Delhi Extend date of filing of Form GSTR 9, GSTR 9A and GSTR 9C
9 27/01/2020 Association Of Tax Practitioners, Ernakulam Extension of due date for filing GSTR-9/9A & GSTR-9C for F.Y. 2017-18
8 27/01/2020 Haryana Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Extend GSTR 9 & GSTR 9C Return Filing due Date For Year 2017-18
7 22/01/2020 Ahilya Chamber of Commerce and Industry GST Portal Issues | Problems in Forms | GSTR 9/9C due date extension
6 27/01/2020 Kerala Tax Practitioners’ Association (KTPA), Kochi Extend due date of GSTR-9 & 9C for further one month
5 27/01/2020 District Tax Bar Association Sonipat. Extend due date of GSTR-9 & GSTR-9C for FY 2017-18
4 26/01/2020 Central Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Baroda Tax Bar Association Extend due date of GSTR 9 & GSTR 9C to 31.03.2020 for FY 2017-18
3 24/01/2020 Jamnagar Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Request for extension of GSTR-9 / GSTR-9C report for year 2017-18
2 24/01/2020 The Southern Gujarat Commercial Tax Bar Association, Surat Extend due date of GST Annual returns / Audit of 2017-18 to 31/3/2020
1 24/01/2020 Tax Bar Association, Jammu Extend due date of GSTR-9 / GSTR-9C for year 2017-­18 for UT of J&K

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63 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    There is no need to extend the due date for filing GSTR 9/9C/9A if u will work before time i.e. before due date.
    If u will work on time then GST Portal will definitely co-operate with u.

  2. santosh kumar pandey says:

    Last date of GST Annual Returns for 2017-18 must be Extended to 30-6-2020 as lot of issues like file uploading & Technical glitches ,delayed OTP still exists even after more than 2 years GST implementation. Consultants are ready to work over time but helpless.

  3. RAJESH YADAV says:

    I Think Govt. should be withdraw GSTR9 & 9C, while we have given every details of invoices in regular GST return GSTR1 ,so why need annual return

  4. SAROJ KUMAR MISHRA says:

    GST annual return due date should be extended because a lot of error is exist in monthly return such as GSTR-1 & GSTR-3 its to difficult to reconcile.

  5. Vinod says:

    Firstly Govt. should provide facility to file returns and withdraw late fee. The Govt. should charge interest on Net Tax Payable. Govt. is too late to provide facility, hence charging of late fee has no justice. If Govt. has dedication go through right way, will lead people to healthy taxation. Govt. Should consider the grievance of people including small traders, they are the strength of the economy.

  6. mukesh says:

    1) Make it compulsory for the GST registered dealers to properly file the GSTR1 return for F Y 2017-2018. Open one last time the said facility by setting a dead line. But before setting the deadline please ensure and see to it that the web site works perfectly. And match all the data of GSTR1 GSTN wise with the output and input amount via well developed software. This will reduce the work for all and save lot of time and energy. Then depending on the outcome of the exercise decide the further action. There is no point in asking for extension of date now n then. set it at rest once for all. Say the entire process to be completed by 30.04.2020. Once the system is in place set the deadline for F Y 2018-2019. ~~ But in my view forget about the audits for F Y 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 by doing the above exercise. In the meantime simplify the compliance procedure from 01.04.2020 and setting the portal free from major glitches. By setting right one glitch the side affects are many. They should be well taken care. It should be robust. ~ Hope some one will look into the matter positively in interest of one n all. Thanking you in advance.

    1. DIXON FERNANDEZ says:

      FIRST OF ALL MAKE A PERFECT SOFTWARE FOR FILING GSTR 9 & 9C AND THEN SET DEADLINES FOR FILING RETURNS, THE ONLY THING THAT THEY ARE TRYING IS HOW TO MAKE MONEY BY IMPOSING FINE AND NOT THE PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES IN FILING

  7. SUKRUT DEO says:

    As this is the First Year of GST Audit 2017-18, we are still learning the Forms 9 and 9 C . We as a Consultant still are fighting with the System and the every month compliance till 20th is a big task as clients are also struggling to pay taxes because of economic slowdown. In the Month of January 2020 we had to comply with Monthly 3 B and Monthly & Quarterly GSTR 1 , so till 20th we were not able to complete GST Audit 2017-18 and now the time is short. So Extension of Time till 31st March 2020 for both the Audits is necessary.

  8. Kiran Kulkarni Advocatr says:

    Please extend,due date for 9 & 9C, as the 1) GST 9 &9c is in volume & Need cheking
    2) TDS return of I.Tax last date is 31.1.20
    3)Prof.Tax return last,date is 31.1.20
    4) GSTR 1 last dt is 31.1.20
    5) GSTR 9&9C last date is 31.1.20
    Due all last dates same can not constret on work .professionally

  9. CA MANORANJAN SEN says:

    Date of filling GSTR 9 AND GSTR9C should be extended to 31.03.2020 in interest of tax auditor and department so that proper report can be submitted.This is first year and every one is learning the subject and preparing tools for capturing, preparing and auditing data for GST annual return and GST audit.

  10. K SHekhar Raju says:

    Please extend the due for filing GST 9 & 9C for FY 2017-18
    All the professional are busy in Income Tax Assessment till Dec. 2019 site of GST very show at the time of filling GSTR 1 & GSTR 3B and quarterly return filling Date is also 31/01/2020 and many issues are in confussions in GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C no manual assisstant available therefore government should extened dated for filling GSTR 9 Annual Return for 2017-18 till 31/03/2020 or exempt this annual return GSTR 9 for 2017-18 because not only businessmen Advocates C.A. C.S Accountants in confussion but goverment of India is also in confussion govt. made many changes during 01/07/2017 to till today, the government should also provide revised return facility in gstr portal to correct an return which has been mistaken while filing.

  11. Subodh Mehrotra adv says:

    Dear sir/Madam plz extent the due date of Gstr9A. Gstr9C because the gst side is not working properly I m face of many diffculities to file properly annual return
    So plz extent the date 31st March 2020 instead in 31stJan2020
    Thanks
    Regard
    Subodh Mehrotra adv
    LUCKNOW Uttar Pradesh

  12. Mohammed Ghouse says:

    Sir there is no solution for due date extention… Department should resolved the gst portal to file smoothly…

    Every one facing this problem

  13. RAJESH CHANDER GUPTA says:

    Date of filling GSTR 9 AND GSTR9C should be extended to 31.03.2020 in interest of tax auditor and department so that proper report can be submitted.This is first year and every body is learning the subject and preparing tools for capturing, preparing and auditing data for GST annual return and GST audit.

  14. Jagdish Walia says:

    All the professional are busy in Income Tax Assessment till Dec. 2019 site of GST very show at the time of filling GSTR 1 & GSTR 3B and CMP 8 and quarterly return filling Dated is also 31/01/2020 professionals are also busy in quartly GSTR 1 till 31/01/2020 and many issues are in confussions in GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C no manual assisstant available in district level therefore government should extened dated for filling GSTR 9 Annual Return for 2017-18 till 31/03/2020 or exempt this annual return GSTR 9 for 2017-18 because not only businessmen Advocates C.A. C.S Accountants in confussion but goverment of India is also in confussion govt. made many changes during 01/07/2017 to till day government of India is also faill make any programe for I.T.C.

  15. Dinesh says:

    Last date of GST Annual Returns for 2017-18 must be Extended to 31-3-2020 as lot of issues like file uploading & Technical glitches ,delayed OTP still exists even after more than 2 years GST implementation. Consultants are ready to work over time but helpless.

  16. MOHAMMAD ATIQ says:

    NO DOUBT DEFINITELY IT SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO 31/3/2020, IT IS SUCH A COMPLEX & FOR EACH FILING IT REQUIRES ATLEAST 2 DAYS THAN HOW COULD SO MANY RETURN CAN BE FILED WITHIN SHORT SPAM OF TIME

  17. CA SAI KRISHNA REDDY says:

    No matter how many times due date is extended…it is in vain….Extension is not the solution…but upgrading the GST website with least possible errors is..Extension is not for us but for the Government so that they can get some free time to focus on the Technical issues the businessman and professionals are facing with the portal and fix them…If everything is fine then why the hell we will ask for extension as we are ready to work day n night….we have been doing Income tax audits from many years but never asked for any extension (expect in few cases) because of the efficiency of the Income tax website….finally DON’T COME TO INEVITABLE CONCLUSION THAT WE INDIANS ARE ALWAYS BUSY IN MAKING EXCUSES WITHOUT KNOWING THE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THE PROFESSIONALS ARE FACING.

  18. NEELAM BHANDARI says:

    22 months have passed after 31.03.2018 and till date professionals are asking for extension of due date. We Indians are always busy in making excuses one or another for our request for extension.

    1. CA SAI KRISHNA REDDY says:

      No matter how many times due date is extended…it is in vain….Extension is not the solution…but upgrading the GST website with least possible errors is..Extension is not for us but for the Government so that they can get some free time to focus on the Technical issues the businessman and professionals are facing with the portal and fix them…If everything is fine then why the hell we will ask for extension as we are ready to work day n night….we have been doing Income tax audits from many years but never asked for any extension (expect in few cases) because of the efficiency of the Income tax website….finally DON’T COME TO INVEITABLE CONCLUSION THAT WE INDIANS ARE ALWAYS BUSY IN MAKING EXCUSES WITHOUT KNOWING THE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THE PROFESSIONALS ARE FACING.

      1. BINDU PRAVEEN says:

        Well said Mr.Sai Krishna Reddy, I agree with you. First of all Govt should rectify the GST portal issues faced by professionals. Even people are facing issues while filing the regular returns like GSTR1 & GSTR-3B.

    2. Vignesh Sundar says:

      Does Govt has come up with perfect utility to file the Return ? They released final utility only on 8th Jan 2020. as you highlighted after 22 months, govt is not able to design a solution.Think before commenting

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