Ahilya Chamber of Commerce & Industry request GST Council to immediately withdraw Form GSTR  9, GSTR 9A and GSTR 9C for F.Y. 2017 – 18. It requested Council to discuss with stakeholders different issues, decrease complexity of return, exclude NON GST supply / Exempt supply,  allow rectification in yearly returns,  allow HSN code of 2/4 digits (as promised in GST Law), Payment of additional taxes via DRC 03 through Credit Ledger (in addition to cash ledger).

Ahilya Chamber

Date : 21.08.2019

The Chairman,                                                     
GST Council,
Government of India,
NEW DELHI.

Sub :  Withdrawal of GST Yearly Return – 9, 9A and 9C for F.Y. : 2017 – 18 

Respected Sir,

Kindly refer our letter dated 06/06/2019, wherein we have mentioned the complexity and lengthy nature of yearly return GSTR – 9,9A and9C along with reasons of complexity.

Looking at representation of Stake holders, Government had extended date to 31st August 2019.

Even now, Taxpayers are going through hard time preparing Yearly returns. While taxpayers are finding it difficult to provide the required information, Chartered Accountants are also at a loss – despite clarifications – as to which data is to be filled where in so many fields. Local GST authorities are also not in a position to help.  Stakeholder community of tax payers, tax consultants and even authorities are in a state of utter confusion. If tax payers file yearly return with this complexity and confusion, there will be Crores of Notices issued by Department as these will be system driven.   We strongly feel that even authorities will be not able to handle such huge amount of notices.

Council may note that less than 20% stake holders have filed yearly return. Less than 2% have filed Audited GSTR – 9 C. It may also be mentioned that out of 20% dealers who have filed the return, percentage of NIL return is substantial.

We request Council to immediately withdraw this return for F.Y. 2017 – 18. Council need to discuss with stakeholders different issues, decrease complexity of return, exclude NON GST supply / Exempt supply,  allow rectification in yearly returns,  allow HSN code of 2 / 4 digits (as promised in GST Law), Payment of additional taxes via DRC 03 through Credit Ledger (in addition to cash ledger). This should be implemented for F.Y. 2018 – 19 after proper study and knowledge transfer.

Thanking you,

Sushil Sureka

General Secretary

Ahilya Chamber of Commerce & Industry
410 , Commerce House,4th Floor,
7, Race Course Road,
INDORE – 452003
Phones: + 0731 2532241 & 4085241

Download Representation on Withdrawal of GST Yearly Return – 9, 9A and 9C for F.Y. : 2017 – 18 

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
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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8 Comments

  1. Parameswaran TK says:

    The ITC figures , as per GSTR 2A, is not matching properly with auto populated ITC figures in GSTR9. In my case ,ITC eligible ,as per auto populated GSTR9, was around ₹. 6000/- less than What reflected in GSTR2A. Fortunately system did not raise any demand for this much amount. Even though 2/4 digit HSN was allowed while preparing invoice, GSTR9 ask for 8 digit HSN. Selecting this from the drop down menu is an extremely difficult and time consuming job.

  2. Bibhuti choudhary says:

    Absolutely right saying by chamber of commerce..we also facing lots of problem…
    We need some more time to file annual return….

  3. VASU says:

    Very Well drafted representation. entire all states Chamber of Commerce & Industry should represent the same, it will be better for Dealers / Auditors / Accountants

  4. Omprakash Gupta says:

    Very Well drafted representation.
    GST Council need to take immediate step on this Memo. Else we will face same situation as in 2017 -18.

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