The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioners’ Association has written a letter to FM and expected Urgent Relaxation in GST Compliance due to Outbreak of Covid19 again in whole country.They requested that Due Dates For March 2021 Of All GST Returns be extended, OTP Based GST Return Filing And Other Compliance, Should Be Allowed For All Kinds Of Taxpayer and requested for Clarification On Applicability Of GSTR 9C For FY 2020-21. Full text of the letter is as follows:-
Pay Taxes • Not Less • Not More
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: 18th April 2021
|Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Chairman, Goods and Service Tax Council and Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance
|Shri Ajit Pawar
Member, Goods and Service Tax Council, Dy CM and Finance Minister of Maharashtra
Subject: Expecting Urgent Relaxation in GST Compliance due to Outbreak of Covid 19 again in whole country
We, The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioners’ Association, was formed in 1950 with the object to assist the professionals and resolve common problem faced by the tax professional. WMTPA represents 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 member to get acquaint with changes in various laws as well to help the government, by representing, issues faced by taxpayer as well as professionals.
Unfortunately, Covid19 has hit the country again in very big way –
Therefore, there is urgent need that, on humanitarian grounds, GST Council, Union Finance Minister and State Finance Minister should extent below compliance due date urgently, so that infected taxpayer and their staff can focus on recovery of their health.
Also, clarification is required at earliest from government on filing of GSTR 9C for FY 2020-21. Vide Finance Act 2021, government has amended the section.
Due dates for March 2021 GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B to be extended by 2-3 month for all taxpayer or late fee provisions should be waived off. In this regard, your kind attention is invited to Maharashtra Chief Minister letter dated 13th April 2021 addressed to Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi ji.
Currently under GST, Digital Signature (DSC) is required for filing GST Return for body corporates and some other taxpayer.
Therefore, it is urgently requested to Kindly allow OTP based GST Return filing. This will help government to get the taxes and unnecessary return filing will not be kept on hold.
Also, OTP based GST filing should be allowed always for types of taxpayer. (Even Banks also to do banking on OTP based mode). Therefore, under GST too, OTP based mechanism should be allowed to all taxpayer without any restriction and condition. And there is no loss to government for this.
Also OTP based facility should also be extended for Refund and other submission on GST Portal.
This will lead to situation of representation is being sent to government from all parts of country for date extension in Nov/Dec 2021 and writ to be filed in high court for extension of due dates unnecessarily. To avoid this, it is the duty of all government machinery to make the said forms available in time.
On 29th Jan 2021, our association has submitted “All India Common Representation on Tax Issues” for your urgent attention and action. The said representation is submitted to various State Finance Ministers, GST Commissioners etc. by various associations.
Resolution to our All India Common 76 Points GST Recommendation, is a need of time. It is prepared by team of Expert from all parts of the country. Even after 3 years of GST implementation and huge efforts from government, still there are numerous issues under GST which are making GST complex structure. We are with the government and we want GST, however issues mentioned in our 76 GST Recommendation needs urgent resolution from the government. Export is getting taxed, Small error but loss in lakhs, Rs 1.20 lakhs + Rs 1.20 lakhs late fee for one year even in case of nil or negligible tax liability, no scope for revised return is engraved and painful issues under GST.
Our core committee delegation of 250 plus associations, had meeting with Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman ji on 15th Feb 2021. We are thankful to Hon’ble Finance Minister for giving time from her busy schedule and understanding issues and taking note of it. During meeting It is categorically asked by Hon’ble Finance Minister to GST Commissioner present in the meeting to reply of Government views on recommendation submitted by us and Hon’ble Finance Minister also asked our delegation to give their reply on it again. We appreciate this statement and action of FM during the meeting. In democracy, Dialogue and exchange of feedback between government and stakeholder helps to achieve desired results and issues can be addressed. However still we have not received reply of government on it. This is issue of whole India represented by 250 plus associations. We request you to kindly arrange to provide us government’s stand on 76 concerns raised by us in a democratic way.
We request you to kindly consider and give relief for above mentioned points. Hoping for early relief / action from government
For The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioners’ Association
|Mr. Vilas Aherkar President,
|Mr. Narendra Sonawane Chairman
CGST L & R Committee
|CA Swapnil Munot Convenors
CGST L & R Committee
1) Shri Narendra Modi ,The Prime Minister of India
152, South Block, Raisina hills, New Delhi 110011
2) Shri Anurag Thakur, The Minister of State finance and Corporate Affairs
North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
3) Hon’ble GST Council Secretariat
5th Floor, Tower II, Jeevan Bharti Building, Janpath Road,
Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001
4) The Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Tax and Custom,
North Block, New Delhi – 110001