CA Sudhir Halakhandi

The last date of E-filing of tax audit report Is 30th Sept. 2013 and it is coming very near but as per our talks with chartered Accountants from various areas in the country most of them have not touched 50% mark of their targeted work. The reason is very simple, the per (or per assessee ) audit work as compared to the previous year is increased manifold and further there was initial confusions on various points which also have their added role in the delay.

 As per the previous experience, the department will extend the date on last day i.e. on 30th Sept. 2013 and they have their own valid reasons for the extension of date on that day because the speed of work in the last days is very fast and in that case lot of work is completed up to that date and only genuine cases of delay will get the benefit of extension of date. This is a valid point in normal situation but this year with respect to the E-filing of audit report is not a normal situation hence the extension of date should be announced immediately.

Here in the case of audit, quality of the work is also important hence if per audit and/or per assessee work is increased then to maintain the quality of the audit more time is required and the quality work cannot be done when one is working in a situation where the work is being done in a manner which can be called “race against the time”.

Here the reasons for Extension of date are not required to be elaborated because we are discussing the problems of the professionals in this respect since beginning of the process of e-filing of audit report and since these problems the pointed out by the professionals and experts and reported from various platforms and the department has also taken them into consideration but the corrections are made “One by One” so most of the time the professionals were confused and waiting for the another correction so the last one is introduced on 12/09/2013 in the name of PR-8  and made effective from 13/09/2013. Since most of the professionals are working with some or other software and all the software provider will take their own time to update the software and this  is also a valid reason seeking the extension.

Since most of the corrections are made and we can hope that we will get a perfect E-filing Utility and ITRs on 1st April 2014 for assessment year 2014-15 and in that case we will not need any extension of time but this year the situation is not normal hence an immediate declaration of extension of time will solve the problem of the professionals.

We have also written a letter to the Hon. President of ICAI in this respect with a request to use his office to solve this problem for the benefit of the professional community as a whole.  The letter being reproduced herewith:-

 

To,                                           15/09/2013

The President

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

NEW DELHI

Dear Sir,

Re: – Extension of date of E-filing of Audit report from 30/09/2013 to 31/10/2013.

Ref: – Difficulties faced by the professionals in uploading the audit reports.

With reference to above it is respectfully submitted that the date of e-filing of audit report is required to be extended from 30/09/2013 to 31/10/2013 due to following reasons:-

  1. The ITRs for E-filing were introduced very late.
  2. The utility for E-filing is subject to change since it’s introduction and till today the 10th* Version of the utility is introduced and still there are basic defects in it which require further alteration.

  3. The work of auditors with respect to single audit is increased compared to previous year though the effective time given is lesser than the previous year hence it is the “race against the time” if the professionals have to complete all the audits up to 30/09/2013.

  4. There will be no use of extension of date if it is declared on 30/09/2013 hence it should be declared immediately for the benefit of the professional community.

You are therefore requested to please take up the matter with the concerned authorities on top priority and development in this respect should be displayed on the website of the ICAI including the copy of memorandum submitted by your good self to the concerned authorities.

Thanking you Sir in anticipation of a quick and timely action from your side.

Yours faithfully

(CA SUDHIR HALAKHANDI)

*or 8th we lost the count.

Please share your views via Comment Below The Post.

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-CA Sudhir Halakhandi – CA Abhas Halakhandi

“Halakhandi”, Laxmi Market, Beawar-305901(Raj)

Cell- 9828067256, MAIL –sudhirhalakhandi@gmail.com

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0 responses to “Due Date for E-Filing of Tax Audit Report Should be Extended Immediately”

  1. Rudra says:

    I don’t think the government will extend the deadline because then they cannot charge penalty.

    The Government has destroyed and squandered the nation’s economy and resources, that now it is left with no other option but to make things complex – so that there will be delay – government can get more revenue by way of interest and penalty.

    It is pity that the government has to use petty ways like this for the survival of the nation and economy.

  2. ca vishal says:

    please extend the date audit 44ab immediately thanks regards vishal

  3. NITIN PRABHAKAR says:

    Suno CBDT…..
    Ab Zidd Chodo….
    Suno CBDT Ab Zidd Chodo
    Maanlo humari baat…
    Extend kar do date
    Audit Report filing ki o yaar….

    nitin prabhakar
    mb 98140 23311
    mb 99140 23311

  4. NITIN PRABHAKAR says:

    Considering that the trusts also have to e-file the returns besides uploading of the10B, it is taking lots of time and various forms besides resolutions of the committees etc is time consuming in view it would be good if the date of filing is extended.

  5. NITIN PRABHAKAR says:

    I agree with your view and extension in filing date of returns/ tax audit report be announced at an early date. PLEASE EXTEND THE DATE.Return filing process in Tax Audit cases are made so complicated by the influence of bureaucrats & money power to provide support to one class of tax professionals only, ignoring the genuine assessee & revenue interest. Because this complication so called one class of professionals are unable to perform the function for which they are licensed whole heartedly. Instead they have to work like glorious clerks devoting the whole time to feed the data in the return filing process. If anybody say I am wrong, kindly comment on the issue.

  6. CA Gandhi Yatin Ravindra says:

    On 23rd New Utility came…Strongly believe extension is required for both i.e. For audit report as well as for Return..

  7. Kishor says:

    Any utility, ITR, Forms required to be filed should be ready, complete in all respect, atleast 3-4 months in advance. CBDT can not come out every day with new thing on trial and error basis, and make us run from piller to post. ICAI should make a strong representation and in case CBDT is not listening then should order all professionals to go on PEN DOWN agitation and not to file any returns.

    • CA Ritu Maheshwari says:

      Agreed….at least date of extension should be declared immediately…this time it is really become a hectic task along with lots of pressure which again could lead to various errors while uploading

  8. gopichand nagwani says:

    i request you’ll to please kindly extend the dates of audits…..as we havnt yet finished with them and so need a little more time to finish them.

  9. Mohammad Arif Advocate says:

    Dear Sir,
    Due to the changed procedure of filing of Audit Report this year we are facing another problem in uploading I.T. Returns, we have to wait for uploading of Audit Report and Balance Sheet by the Chartered Accountants and after that only we can upload the ITRs as the date of furnishing of Audit Report is required there. It is really difficult to explain the practical problems being faced by us here in words, extension of uploading Audit Report and I.T. return Filing due date is must and should be announced immediately so that we can complete the work without any pressure which will minimize the mistakes in filing of I.T. Returns

  10. Archana Chaudhari says:

    Suno CBDT…..
    Ab Zidd Chodo….
    Suno CBDT Ab Zidd Chodo
    Maanlo humari baat…
    Extend kar do date
    Audit Report filing ki o yaar….

  11. CA RAJESH CHANDER GUPTA says:

    Make the provision in the act itself that date will not be extended in any cicumstances and let the ICAI decide the norms and standards of audit and compliance in abnormal circumstances like that of current year. We hope ICAI will help and guide the members in this hour of need.

  12. jeetu patel says:

    I said they giving vary much load on professionals if there change in system and they have to give both option in first year. then they don’t want to extend date they do.If there is any change in system they have to liberal with the new system in the fist year.

  13. CA Ritu Maheshwari says:

    It should be extended….lots of queries are still to be solved,,,,changes in the utility again and again is a major issue….Query regarding signature on financial statement is still in the mind

  14. CA Ritu Maheshwari says:

    It should be extended….lots of queries are still to be solved,,,,changes in the utility again and again is a major issue….Query regarding signature on CA’s..

  15. Rajesh Prayagdutt Joshi says:

    Yes, Due date has to be extened from 30th sep to 31st Oct, compared to previous this year the work pressure are high,

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