The National Association of Tax Professional (Haryana) submitted a representation to The Worthy  Finance Minister of India for extension of date for submission of Annual return form GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for next three months.

National Association of Tax Professionals
(Haryana – Chapter)
SCO-409,First Floor
Mugal Canal, Karnal

10th, September, 2020

Shri Nirmala Sitharaman Ji,
Hon. Finance minister of India &
Chairman, GST Council – India


Respected Madam,

Subject: Entreaty for postponement of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C of FY 2018-19


Concerning above-noted subject and prevailing pandemic situation; we are requesting your good self to grant three months extension for GSTR9 and GSTR9C of Financial Year 2018-19.

Madam, we are observing the much unforeseen state in the Indian economy and we all are working hard for K- Key Shaped recovery of the same. We, as the representative of the honest taxpayers, confirm our hard efforts for the enhancing of our businesses and we believe that our determinations will be resultant to the nation-building.

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In these circumstances; we need to increase our focus on business routine and hence we seek your help and assistance by delaying the all non-productive as well as administratively important compliances including GSTR9 or GSTR9C.

Madam, we are informed that GSTR9 and GSTR9C are the compliances which cannot be revised as well as there is constantly increasing penalties for the non-compilers. These procedures are lengthy and having great significance on upcoming procedures like departmental audit or assessment. This compliance is also very expensive for every taxpayer. We have learnt that this is not the submission that can be done by taxpayers but these are the compliances, in which the taxpayers compulsory need some of the monopolized professionals. These characteristics of the said compliances also motivating us for requesting for its extension.

Madam, we have initiated “unlock” protocol and all citizen of India including taxpayers are still struggling in adopting new normal. None of the business is fully functioning until now. Giving a fixed date for non-productive and control-oriented compliances will give extra stress to stressed ones and will surely not pronounced as supportive actions to the honest taxpayers’ community.

Madam, as we know that the COVID situation is not effecting any individual but it is effecting all whole family, close circles and total environment of the infected person. As per the guideline of Ministry of Home Affairs, local administrations are advising the family, close circles as well as office colleagues of any COVID 19 positive person for self-isolation for two-three weeks or a month. We believe that India has more than 10 lacks families and businesses are quarantined because of this pandemic. We cannot expect that the first work of these people after release from self-isolation or reviving from the bitter illness would be of the fulfilment of compliances. We also assumed that after the quarantine period; attention of any businessman would also on reviving the business and certainly not on any compliances. Hence our request is also most justifiable in today’s pandemic scenario.

By the act of god, this year the whole nation is having sufficient rainfall and almost all business states had flood situation this year. Looking to the pandemic and recent climate activity; our demand for the extension of non-productive returns is most honest and legitimate.

Madam, basically and theoretically GSTR9 and GSTR9C are not revenue targeted but it is control-oriented submissions and its extension will not increase shortfall of Government revenue, and therefore by satisfying our demand no one will be losing anything instead it will be pronounced as one leap step towards increase of ease of doing business.

We thus will be grateful, if the due date of GSTR9 and GSTR9C for the financial year 2018-19 will be extended for at least for three months. Looking forward to your timely and generous anticipation in the matter. Thanking You.

We remain,

(Sanjay Arora Advocate)
Secretary Noth Zone
National Association of Tax Professional

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  1. D V GAWADE says:

    Due to increase number of new cases in Maharashtra, the total Industry is suffering a lot due to manpower and it needs some time to balance in the present situation. Please extend the date of filling GST 9 and GST 9C up to 31st Dec 2020 which is presently 30.09.2020

  2. S.C.Bansal says:

    My sales in the year 2018-19 was RS 95 Lacs. I deposited due tax through 3B for January and February 2019 but through an oversight my tax consultant did not file GSTR 1 for January and February 2019 and instead the left out bills were uploaded along with the GSTR 1 of July 2019.
    Am I required to file any annual return if yes which annual return is required to be filed and its last date?


    The extension for filing for GSTR 9 and 9C should be up to 31st March 2021. Because during lock down period most of the Staffs from other states have left and unable to return to their working place.

  4. Gudipudi sreenivasarao says:

    Pl extended gst annual return 2018-19 for 3months. In this circumstance. It’s very difficult to field the returns.its also not effected revenue. Also do humanity basis extended the GSTR annual return field the date atleat 3months minimum . namastay

  5. Ramesh Kumar Thakur says:

    Kindly consider the ITC which is still pending and GST not allow to adjust under sec 16 – 4, read with sec 39, within the stipulated period, *while the Govt allow to file GST Return from 1july 17 till date , but not allow ITC to adjust with Sale*
    Kindly allow till the extended Period as Govt. Notified

  6. Ramesh Kumar Thakur says:

    Kindly consider the ITC which is still pending and GST not allow to adjust under sec 16 – 4, read with sec 39, within the stipulated period, *while the Govt allow to file GST Return from 1july 17 till date , but not allow ITC to adjust with Sale*
    Kindly allow till the extended Period as Govt. Notified


    Please extend the GST Annual Returns for 2018-19 for further 3 months at present situation.

    APTPCA East Godavari Dt Zonal Vice President

  8. Chintu Bawari says:

    Please also give representation for waiving late fees for GSTR 4 for composition dealers for FY 2018-19. This late fees has not been waived, and it’s 10000/- per quarter. Composition dealers are small traders, and cannot afford it. So, lakhs of small traders cannot file returns, and are facing the prospect of closing shop, losing their livelihood.

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