Official Handle of CBEC has announced on Twitter that at 9.04 PM on 25th October 2017 that “Date for ITC-04 is being extended. Suitable notification will be issued in due course.”
ITC-04 is required to be furnished on Quarterly basis and includes Details of inputs or capital goods sent and received back from the job worker. ITC-04 is required to be submitted on or before the twenty-fifth day of the month succeeding the said quarter.
So for Quarter ending on 30th September 2017 due date to file ITC-04 was 25th October 2017 and CBEC has made an announcement to extended such date just 3 Hour before the expiry of due date.
Do CBEC justified in announcing extension at last moment when its own system was not ready for filing of ITC-04 and when offline utility for such filing was released just a day of two before the due date of filing ITC-04.
Relevant Tweet by CBEC is as follows :-
We are reproducing some of the Tweets from Taxpayers/Professionals in reaction to last moment extension announced by CBEC
Y u announced it so early? U culd hve waited for 3 hrs more and announced it after due date. Today is due date,u r enabling form today. CA Dipesh Gundesha @CADIPESH_1984
Extended, but why on last movement. Please extend tran 1 date also, till today off-line utility is also not provided.@askGSTech manojmalu @manojmalu7584
Please take us back to 17th century Chetan Shah @chetanshah_bhuj
This may be announced 6-7 hours back also. Govt always announce that don’t wait 4 last minute. Here govt is waiting for last minute for extending due date in case of information stmt aniruddha Agrawal @anirudhhagzp
Pls learn from your mistakes. Announce extension of gstr2 deadline as well as trans 1 revision before it’s due date. @arunjaitley Keyur @khmaKM
Pahle bada dete kuch ka bp high ho gya to kuch ka low Many are in depression KANHAIYA JAISWAL @k_9506824000
Since the date of implementation of GST @askGST_GoI & @arunjaitley has maintain the traditions of extending due dates. Get well soon and make the law simpler so that meaning of Due date stand for it was mentioned. Nikhil Jani @cankhl
It has been a complete mockery of the system. Extension of date after due date is over. Have a heart for the small businesses. Jayesh Gupta @cajayeshg
Immature thinking. Better to notify such things in advance so that other important tasks could be done. Ranjeet @ranjeetweets
Many Twitterati has also demanded extension of Due date of Tax Audit, Tran 1, and GSTR 2.