Request for Relief by way of Due date Extension for GST Annual Return and Monthly Return, from Disastrous Flood Situation in state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala Andhra Pradesh Gujarat.

THE WESTERN MAHARASHTRA TAX PRACTITIONERS’ ASSOCIATION

Yadav Vyapar Bhavan, Shivaji Road, 602, Shukrawar Peth, Pune 411 002 Phone : 020-2447 0237

Website : www.wmtpa.org Email: [email protected]


Date: 14th Aug 2019

To,

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance and
Chairman, Goods and Service Tax Council
Ministry of Finance, Government of India,
North Block, New Delhi — 110001

Subject: Request for Relief by way of Due date Extension for GST Annual Return and Monthly Return, from Disastrous Flood Situation in state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala Andhra Pradesh Gujarat

Respected Madam,

The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association — WMTPA, (formerly known as The ITSTP Association) was formed in 1950 with the object to assist the professionals and resolve common problem faced by the tax professional. WMTPA is one of the largest associations of Tax Practitioner in Maharashtra state and having about 1400+ members consisting of Tax consultants, advocates, chartered accountants & cost accountants who are practicing in taxation, corporate and other allied laws. Association’s primary objective is to help the members to get acquaint with changes in various laws as well to help the government, by representing, issues faced by taxpayers as well as professionals.

We have written to your good self of various issues faced by taxpayer and professionals while filing GST Annual Return and Audit. Recently, Chairman of CBIC, Shri Pranab Das, in his letter dated 6th Aug 2019, has expressed serious concern on compliance status of Form GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C, as only around 1% said forms are filed till date. One of the reasons for this lesser compliance percentage is complexity of form and irrelevant complex information asked in said form. Due date for filing these forms is 31st Aug 2019.

However, now said compliance situation is going to be worst in coming days, due to heavy rain in various parts of country, which has destroyed daily life of millions of people.

a) We would like to highlight to your good office, of which you must be aware that, there is heavy rainfall in state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andra Pradesh and Gujarat which has caused disastrous situation of flood.

b) Heavy Rain and Flood in above mentioned state has severely impacted personal, working and professional life of all individual, Taxpayer and Professional living in these state

c) Neither Tax payer are able to communicate to professionals, nor professionals are not able to communicate tax payer for GST Compliance.

d) Office of Tax payer and Professionals are badly damaged due to flood.

e) Life of all people in above mentioned state sareseverely impacted.

Therefore, it is impossible for taxpayers of above mentioned states, to do any Tax compliance for coming 1-2 month, until situation improves and come back to normal. We are deeply saddened  that, still there is nosuomotorelief by way of date Extension by GST Council, knowing the situation on all these state. GST Council should help in such situation to taxpayer, who contribute for growth of country by several means.

It is unhuman, to ask to do tax compliance, file monthly and annual GST Return for all taxpayer within above mentioned states. Indeed, somehow, we all are trying to help severely affected people by way of supplying food and Medical Help.

Therefore, we humbly request for immediate

⇒ Three month Date Extension for GST Annual Return (GSTR 9, GSTR 9A) and GST Reconciliation Statement (GSTR 9C) up to 30th Nov 2019

⇒ Due Date Extension for Monthly / Quarterly GST Return of July 19 and Aug 19 up to 30th Nov 2019

We are hopeful that government will understand concern explained by us and will come out with positive action on urgent basis.

Thanking you with Warm Regards,

For The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association

Navneetlal Bora
President
The WMTPA
CA Swapnil Munot
Chairman, CGST L&R Committee
Anil Vakharia
Chairman, SGST L&R Committee
 Narenda Sonawane
Convenor , GST L&R Committee

CC:

1) Hon’ble GST Council Secretariat
5th Floor, Tower II, Jeevan Bharti Building, Janpath Road,
Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001

2) Hon’ble State Finance Minister, Maharashtra State
Mantralaya Mumbai — 400032

3) Hon’ble Chief Commissioner of Central Tax,
GST Bhavan, Opp — Wadia College, Pune 411001

4) Hon’ble Commissioner CGST Audit I, of Central Tax,
GST Bhavan, Opp — Wadia College, Pune 411001

5) Hon’ble Commission of State Tax, Maharashtra State,
GST Bhavan, Mazgaon, Mumbai — 400010

6) Hon’ble Additional Commission of State Tax, Maharashtra State,
GST Bhavan, Airport Road, Pune 411001

Download Representation for GST Return Date Extension by WMTPA

List of the other recent Representation

S. No. Dated Submitted by Link
10. 19/08/2019 BCAS and 4 Others Representation on Income Tax and GST Issues faced by taxpayers
9. 19/08/2019 Professional Accountants’ &
Tax Consultants’ Association
Request for Extending Due Dates for filing Annual GST Returns
8. 17/08/2019 Chamber of Tax Consultants Extend due date for filing of GSTR -9, 9A and 9C for F.Y. 2017-18
7. 14/08/2019 Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association Extend Due date of GST Returns in Flood affected States (As above Post)
6. 13/08/2019 Goods & Services Tax Practitioners Association of Maharashtra Extend GST, Income Tax and other due dates falling in Aug & Sep 2019
5. 12/08/2019 Association of Tax Lawyers, Delhi Request to Extend time limit for claim of ITC for FY 2017-2018
4. 10/08/2019 Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association Extend Due Date for Filing of Income Tax and GST Returns
3. 18/07/2019 Tax Bar Association, Jodhpur Extend due date for filing of Income-tax returns to 30th Sept 2019
2. 11/06/2019 Goods And Services Tax Practitioners’ Association Of Maharashtra GST Annual Return & subsequent reconciliation for GST Audit- Issues
1. 05/08/2019 Gujarat Sales Tax Bar Association Request for extension of due date of Annual Return- GSTR-9

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6 Comments

  1. SANJEEVA SINHA says:

    “from Disastrous Flood Situation in state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala Andhra Pradesh Gujarat”
    क्या इन राज्यों में ही बाढ़ से स्थिति ख़राब है ?
    क्या इनके अलावे बिहार समेत और राज्य प्रभावित नहीं हैं ?
    है, बिलकुल है, अतः पुरे देश में एक सामान होना चाहिए |
    धन्यवाद !

  2. REKHA S MENON says:

    Yes. Even i would also request you to please extend the Due Dates for Annual Return as there are lot of informations needed to fill it in accuracy. In Maharashtra it is heavily flooded in many places and even due to Flooding issues, every locality is facing drinking water problems , electricity problems and also it is being noticed that people are becoming more sick due to bad water supply cause due to floods and many childrens are suffering from various diseases and slow recoveries of diseases. Hence , I personally suggest to Postpone the Annual Return and provide with ample time to accommodate the victims of the nations and further filing of Annual Returns.

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