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President – CA Sujata Rangnekar, Secretary – Adv. Ishaan Patkar, Treasurer – CA. Nitin Bhuta

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


The Hon’ble Finance Minister of India
Rajpath Marg, E Block,
Central Secretariat, New Delhi,

Respected Ma’am,

Sub: Request to grant Extension for GSTR 9 & 9C – Financial Year 2018/19 from 30.09.2020 to 31.12.2020 -Regarding

A brief Introduction about Confederation of GST Professionals and Industries (CGPI):

CGPI is a national alliance of Advocates, Chartered Accountants and other GST Professionals focused exclusively on GST. CGPI’s main objects are to organize the indirect tax community into one common body so that a unified body can stand up for the interests of the professional community as well as trade and industry with respect to GST as well as ensuring that quality and timely educational initiatives are taken up, in association with our partner associations in each State and local area, in all areas, including non-metro areas. CGPI will also be allying with trade and industry associations so that their problems can be addressed in a better manner.

CGPI is a national association that will represent the interests of all GST Professionals throughout India. We initially aim to weave a platform of leading knowledgeable GST professionals in each State, city, and local area to bring all these leaders of the community on one platform. The idea is to jointly undertake to reform the law and to solve the many problems and issues that keep on arising in the implementation of the Act. The association has already been incorporated, and now we are in the process of creating this broader national-level platform by inviting these leaders to join the association.

CGPI is conducting online webinars which covers the niche aspects of GST law which not only benefits trade, industry and commerce but also all the professionals (including all the stakeholders).

Due to Pandemic Covid 19, the Government had imposed PAN India Lockdown under the Disaster Management Act from 19th March, 2020 which is still continued.

The Government both State and Central, from time to time, extended deadlines for compliance almost all acts falling due in the period of lockdown either amending the respective act or by issue of notification.

Text sign showing Due Date

Considering the need of hour, the SC Suo moto by its orders clarified and extended dead line for filing appeal or applications under the various act and held that the period of limitation shall end by issuing separate order in this behalf.

Due to the extended lockdown the most of the business enterprises offices on PAN India basis are not working fully, their staff not working at 100% efficiency, data compilation as well as availability is not easily available as all of them got caught unguarded as none of us ever thought of such a pandemic which would engulf the stakeholders which would not only disrupt the way they are functioning in the business environment So, in the given scenario , in our understanding it won’t be possible for all the stakeholders to meet any kind of deadlines in respect of statutory law compliances and at the time even it won’t possible for all the Govt. Officials to complete their deadlines too.

In view of above, the extended deadlines under the various acts falls due in the month of September or thereafter few of them are listed as under: –

extended deadlines

In case if request for extension is not possible please kindly issue the notification that even if such returns are filed belated, no fines and penalties would be levied on any Registered Tax Persons on PAN India considering the pandemic situations faced by all the peoples of the country.

We believe this type of uniform and central provision is the need of hour to meet the end of justice and it would not be necessary to issue periodical separate notifications extending the deadline under the various acts.

We are requesting on behalf of all the stakeholders of the country be its Professionals, CAs, CMAs, SME Industries, Big Companies, Associations or any advisors extend the due date to at least 31st December 2020 in respect of every kind of compliances. Please kindly do the needful as issuing such

You are requested to kindly consider the same for providing relief to the businesses in meeting this pandemic situation.

Thanking you in anticipation.

For Confederation of GST Professionals and Industries

Nitin Sureshchandra Bhuta
Digitally signed by Nitin
Sureshchandra Bhuta
Date: 2020.09.17 13:32:51 +05’30’

CA Nitin Bhuta

Authorized Signatory
Mobile No +91 72082 96001/+91 98211 64261/+91 98202 95319

Date: 17/09/2020

Place: Mumbai

CC to:

1. The Honourable Chairman,
Office of the GST Council Secretariat
5th Floor, Tower II, Jeevan Bharti Building, Janpath Road,
Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001

2. The Chairman, CBIC,
Govt of India, North Block
New Delhi -110001
E-mail: chmn-cbic(

3. The Hon’ble Commissioner of State Tax
Maharashtra State, Mazgaon
E-mail: cst@mahagst.

4. Registrar of Companies
100, Everest,
Marine Drive
Mumbai- 400002.
Phone : 022-22812627/22020295/22846954
Fax : 022-22811977

5. The Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes,
Address: North Block, New Delhi-110002
Phone No: 011-23092648

Download the request to grant Extension for GSTR 9 & 9C – Financial Year 2018/19 from 30.09.2020 to 31.12.2020 

Also Read:-

S. No. Dated Made by Link to View the Representation
1. 27/09/2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend due date for filing GSTR 9, 9A & 9C for year 2018-19
2. 19/09/2020 Independent Tax Research Analysis Association Relax GST Annual Return & Audit dates for FY 2018-19
3. 19/09/2020 Confederation of GST Professionals and Industries Extend Implementation of E-Invoicing to April 1, 2021
4. 17/09/2020 Confederation of GST Professionals and Industries Extend due date for GSTR 9 & 9C of Financial Year 2018-19
5. 16/09/2020 Baroda Tax Bar Association Request to extend due date of GSTR 9 & 9C for F.Y. 2018-19
6. 10/09/2020 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Representation on difficulties in filing GSTR 9 for 2018-19
7. 10/09/2020 Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Permit availment of ITC under GST pertaining to FY 2019-20: ICAI
8. 10/09/2020 Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Request to devise mechanism to receive part payment of GST
9. 10/09/2020 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Extend due dates of filing GST Annual return & Audit Report
10. 27/09/2020 Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association Extend due date for filing GSTR9 & GSTR9C for FY 2018-19
11. 24/09/2020 Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society Extend dates for various provisions under GST: BCAS
12. 14/08/2020 C.V.O. Chartered & Cost Accountants’ Association (CVOCA) Representation on hardship under GST Laws on account of pandemic
13. 07/09/2020 C.V.O. Chartered & Cost Accountants’ Association (CVOCA) Representation on 7 GST issues & hardships faced by taxpayers
14. 10/09/2020 National Association of Tax Professional (Haryana) Extend Filing Date of Annual GST returns GSTR-9 & GSTR-9C
15. 24/08/2020 The Institute of Cost Accountants of India Request to extend due date of filing of GSTR 9 & GSTR 9C
16. 29/09/2020 Ahilya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extend ITC availment, GSTR-9 & 9C Due dates till 31.03.2021

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  1. sankaran.p says:

    It is not humanely possible to adhere the present dead line to comply filing of 9 and 9c before 30.09.2020.due to covid19. Extenttion is very much needed to all stakeholders to comply the law.

  2. Vishal says:

    Extension is necessary cant file the return within due date. Covid has changed all situation…pl help…governemnt ahould understand sentiment of people,this is genuine demand…

  3. Sameer Bhatnagar says:

    Extention of due date is Need of the hour by the Whole nation as the whole world is still fighting with covid,now stress and pressure of meeting financials due dates and we are all Work from home.Rewuesting honourable Finance minister to announce immediately.

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