AIFTP has made a Request for extending the due date for submitting tax returns and tax audit reports by one month i.e. from 30.09.2019 to 31.10.2019 for A.Y. 2019-20 to Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister. Text of the representation is as follows:-

ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF TAX PRACTITIONERS
HO: 215, Rewa Chambers, 31, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400020
Tel: 22006342 Email:aiftp@vsnl.com Website: www.aiftponline.org

W-107, Ground Floor,
Greater Kailash-1,
New Delhi — 110 048
Ph. Nos. (011) 41554440
(M) 9810414433

S.R. Wadhwa.
MA. LLM, Advocate
Chairman — Direct Taxes Representation Committee
Former Chairman — Income-tax Settlement Commission

Dated: 13.09.2019

Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Finance Minister
Government of India
Ministry of Finance,
North Block, New Delhi- 110001

Respected Madam,

Sub: Request for extending the due date for submitting tax returns and tax audit reports by one month i.e. from 30.09.2019 to 31.10.2019 for A.Y. 2019-20

As you may be aware, the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (the Federation in short) is one of the largest professional bodies of tax practitioners, advocates and chartered accountants – both of direct and indirect taxes. It was set up 43 years ago in 1976 and has a membership of over 7500 individuals and about 150 Tax Bar Associations in 27 States of India. Among other activities, it holds National Tax Conferences at different places in the country every 2-3 months and also publishes monthly newsletters and two monthly Journals on direct taxes and GST.

2. We profusely thank you for making far reaching changes in income tax law and procedure not only to strengthen the enforcement but also to avoid unnecessary harassment to the taxpayers by introducing faceless scrutiny assessment.

3. Our members are facing great difficulties this year in filing the tax returns and audit reports within the prescribed time because of several changes introduced to give effect to the new vision of the Government for effective enforcement of the Income-tax Act. The income tax returns of all taxpayers, being companies and persons (other than companies), whose accounts are required to be audited, are required to file their income tax returns by 30th September, 2019.

4. During this year, due to several changes in income tax law requiring many amendments to the income tax return forms. Besides, the software required for preparing the return forms have also undergone several changes.

5. The e-assessment scheme has been notified only on 12th September, 2019 vide Notification No. 3264(E). The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had to change the income tax return form for A.Y. 2019-20 again necessitating changes in software utilities for online filing of tax returns. Moreover, the details required to be furnished in the income tax return forms are very much extensive and highly complicated.

6. In the case of salaried taxpayers and business taxpayers not requiring to furnish the tax audit reports, the CBDT had to extend the due date for filing of the return from 31.07.2019 to 31.08.2019 vide order F. No. 225/157/2019/ITA-II. The time gap of two months provided in the law between both the due dates i.e. 31st July and 30th September, now stands compressed to only 30 days i.e. from 1st September to 30th September, 2019 due to extension of due date of 31st July, 2019 by one month.

7. Besides, this year, heavy rains have been continuing in many States, resulting into flood situations in various parts of the country and the disruption of normal life and business activities making it very difficult for the movement of persons with the books of account and supporting records from one place to other for the purpose of audit and compilation of other documents to facilitate the preparation of returns of income in time.

8. Since heavy penalties have been introduced in the law, it is essential that the necessary data for the computation of income is compiled with much greater care and thoroughly audited before the returns of income are uploaded. The late release of required utilities is also creating serious problems of uploading the tax returns.

9. Considering the above hardships being faced by millions of taxpayers, we most respectfully urge to Your Honour to extend the due date for filing the income tax returns by one month, i.e. from 30.09.2019 to 31.10.2019.

10. We shall be most grateful to Your Honour for agreeing to our request and issuing necessary notification extending the time to file returns and tax audit reports by one month.

11. We wish to re-assure Your Honour of the Federation’s full co-operation in the Government’s efforts of promoting compliance with our country’s tax laws.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S.R. Wadhwa
Chairman

Narayan Jain
Co-Chairman

Direct Taxes Representation Committee of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners

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43 Comments

  1. Kaushal says:

    Please extend due date of Tax Audit because it’s too late, if you unable to listening request of all Tax professional it’s called “TANASAH” If you want to tag this icon than you will be same as congress.

  2. P.M.SARSWA says:

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  3. CA VIJAY AGGARWAL says:

    THERE IS EXTREME MENTAL PRESSURE OF PROFESSIONAL WORK ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMPLETION OF TAX AUDITS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW PROVISIONS. THIS MENTAL PRESSURE IS PUTTING ITS EFFECT ON OVERALL LIFE OF A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT. KINDLY DO REALISE AND DO EXTEND DUE DATE OF TAX AUDITS. OUR NATION IS NOT GOING TO LOOSE ANY REVENUE BUT RATHER IT WILL BE GOOD FOR OUR NATION AND PROFESSION WHEN OUR WORK WILL BE OF VERY GOOD QUALITY AND THAT IS POSSIBLE ONLY IF REASONABLE TIME IS GIVEN. AT LEASE DUE DATE MUST BE EXTENDED UPTO 31.10.2019
    THANKS A LOT

  4. victor prasad says:

    It is a practical problem for accounts professional also to comply with quality/ accurate reporting/ presentation of financials extension of time for a month period will be great relief

  5. Ramesh Kumar says:

    Respected Finance Minister we request to you please extend the due date of audit return upto 30th Nov., 2019 and please please announce immediately so we can work properly and without tension, Thanks

    1. sanjay sood says:

      महोदया , अगर तारीख आगे करना है तो सम़य के पहले तो कम से कम तो कर दीजिये तो कम से कम दिमाग मे शकून से काम कर सके.

  6. BALWINDER SINGH says:

    —- Forwarded message —–
    From: BALWINDER SINGH
    To: fmo@nic.in
    Sent: Monday, 16 September, 2019, 9:16:35 pm IST
    Subject: विषय : आयकर ऑडिट रिटर्न 2019-20 की अंतिम तिथि 30 सितम्बर 2019 से बढ़ा कर 15 नवंबर 2019 करने हेतु निवेदन ।

    सेवा में

    श्रीमती निर्मला सीता रमन जी ,
    वित्त मंत्री ,
    भारत सरकार ।

    विषय : आयकर ऑडिट रिटर्न 2019-20 की अंतिम तिथि 30 सितम्बर 2019 से बढ़ा कर 15 नवंबर 2019 करने हेतु निवेदन ।

    माननीय मंत्री जी ,
    आपके समक्ष यह निवेदन है कि आयकर ऑडिट रिटर्न 2019-20 की अंतिम तिथि 30 सितम्बर 2019 से बढ़ा कर 15 नवंबर 2019 करने की कृपा करें । देश में माल एवं सेवा कर के कारन ज्यादातर टैक्स प्रोफेशनल ,अकाउंटेंट्स ,लेखा सहायक कर्मी बेहद व्यस्तता से घिरे पड़े हैं । और आप के विभाग दुवारा दिए गए हर नियम -कानून की शत प्रतिशत पालना करवाने हेतु हर समय सहयोगी रहे है । लेकिन देश के आयकर दाता भी चाहे कोई छोटा हो या बडा,वह भी इन्ही टैक्स प्रोफेशनल्स की सहायता से अपनी आयकर विवरणी दाखिल करने में भरोसा रखता है । सो इस भरोसे को कायम रख कर देश हित में सभी टैक्स प्रोफेशनल पूर्ण रूप में इनकी सहायता करते हैं ।लेकिन हम भी चाहते हैं कि ऐसे लोगो के भरोसे को कायम रखने के हेतु हमें इन्हे सही रूप से मार्ग दर्शन देना बेहद जरूरी है तो जो इनके टैक्स विवरण में सही जानकारी शामिल हो । और देश हित में जो भी कर जमा करवाना हो वह सही दर पर सरकार को जमा कराया जाए । सो हमें पूर्ण आशा है कि सही आयकर विवरणी के लिए चार्टर्ड अक्काउंटैंट्स से लेखा प्रेक्षण करवाने हेतु समय सीमा को बढ़ाने के लिए हमारा उपरोक्त निवेदन स्वीकार कर आप हमें आभारी बनाएँगे ।

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  7. K.K. CHOPRA says:

    Please extend the date for filling audited balance sheet return from 30th September 2019 to 31 October 2019 because the work pressure is high we could not work properly.

  8. VINOD KUMAR says:

    Dear F M Nirmalaji,
    NAMASKAR !
    “On behalf Of All C.A. & Accountants of India,
    We Humbly Request For To Extend Due Date For Filing ITR & Audited Report ATLEAST / Up to 31ST OCTOBER, 2019.”. IF WE CONSIDER CA’S ARE THE FACE BOOK OF CORPORATE SECTOR TO PUBLISH THE REAL PICTURE OF ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE COUNTRY I.E. WHERE WE STAND IN THE WORLD. THEY MUST BE GIVEN A PLENTY OF TIME TO WORK IN A COOL MANNER NOT IN A AGGRESSIVE WAY. PLEASE EXTEND THE TIME LIMIT TO FILE THE ITR ALONG WITH AUDIT REPORT FOR THE AY 2019-20 ATLEAST UP TO 31.10.2019.

    Thanks With Best Regards

    VINOD KUMAR

  9. zakir azim says:

    SIR,PLZ extend due date of tax audit and itr upto 30 Nov to be earliest.
    My health condition are bad. But after that we work in office and file return istead of rest.
    Kindly extend early.

  10. S.K.Gupta-Accounts Consultant's says:

    महोदया , अगर तारीख आगे करना है तो सम़य के पहले तो कम से कम तो कर दीजिये तो कम से कम दिमाग मे शकून से काम कर सके.

    1. DEEPAK KUMAR NAGDEV says:

      सही बात कही आपने अगर डेट बढ़ानी है तो सही समय पर बढ़ाये ताकि अच्छे से काम किया जा सके

  11. Ramesh says:

    Plz extend due date of tax audit and itr upto 15 Nov to be earliest.
    My health condition are bad. But after that we work in office and file return istead of rest.
    Kindly extend early.

  12. Dinesh says:

    Hon’ble FM Nirmalaji, Pls extend the due of Tax audit report submission to 15 th November 2019. Pls make the Announcement of Extension as early as possible because pressure building upon the auditor’s.

  13. JAY SINGH says:

    I think it is the need of the hour as there are lot of tax and ROC compliances in the month of September including BEN 2, DIRKYC along with tax audit and ITR . Request to extend the date till 30.11.2019

  14. HSV BABU says:

    YES Mm. Honble Minister all of us request you to kindly extend the due date for filing tax audit filing due date till 30th NOV 19 .. At least this year we share some time with our family during festival time of DASARA AND DIWALI..also peacefully without any tension and without any mistake we can prepare the files ready for filing under income tax.. This is our humble request hope you can understand our practical problem and will be thankful for the same.

  15. Vijay Shah says:

    Dear Finance Minister Nirmalaji,
    “On behalf Of All C.A. & Accountants of India,
    We Humbly Request For To Extend Due Date For Filing Audited Report Up to 15th November, 2019.”

    Thanks With Best Regards

    Vijay Shah

    (Accountant)

  16. PROTIV KUMAR CHAKRABORTY, ADVOCATE says:

    Absolutely right application because we are facing great difficulties this year in filing the tax returns and audit reports within the prescribed time because of several changes introduced to give effect to the new vision of the Government for effective enforcement of the Income-tax Act. Hence ,it is requested to extend due date till 15 November,2019 and Oblige

  17. C V PROMOD says:

    Sir prayers before Hon FM and members of CBDT to extend time for filing tax audit returns to 31 October 2019 Mine being a one man army and sole bread winner.Pressure is building up

  18. Neeraj Kumar says:

    when all over India requested then why they did not understand and late understand. not only this issue but also for all problems/issues like FMCG, auto sector etc.

  19. Sudhakar Shinde says:

    Please extend till 30th November 2019 as October 8 days are Dasahera and 5 days Dipawali and being business season in India and biggest festivals

  20. Mohd Shuaib says:

    Demand for extension of due date of tax audit by one month is genuine. The whole process of tax audit including uploading of audit report , balance sheet and P/L is time consuming. This year UDIN also is be generated for each report. I think due date for tax audit should be permanently shifted to 31st oct.

    1. CA Amir says:

      I think it is the need of the hour as there are lot of tax and ROC compliances in the month of September including BEN 2, DIRKYC along with tax audit and ITR . Request to extend the date till 30.11.2019

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