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Sales Tax Bar Association Request for extension of due date of filing Income Tax Returns and Tax Audit Reports for the Assessment Year 2019-20 to 15th November 2019. Text of the representation is as follows:-


IInd Floor, Department of Trade & Taxes,
Vyapar Bhawan, Indraprastha Estate,
New Delhi-110002

EPABX No.: 23352310 to 14 Extn. No.: 3666, 3667
Tel. No.: 23355570, 23317748

Dated October 29, 2019

Ref. No. STBA/2019/72

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

The Chairman,
CBDT, North Block,
Ministry of Finance,
New Delhi-110001

Sub: Request for extension of due date of filing Income Tax Returns and Tax Audit Reports for the Assessment Year 2019-20

Respected Sir,

Sales Tax Bar Association (Regd.), having been established on 30th March, 1957, is one of the oldest and the largest Association of Tax Professionals in the country. The Bar represents majority of members of various professions practicing in Direct & Indirect Taxes. Sales Tax Bar Association (Regd.) plays a major role in revenue collection by the department. Present membership of our Bar Association is more than 1700 comprising of Advocates, CA’s and Tax Practitioners. The Sales Tax Bar Association is the only Bar Association which-

xiii) regularly holds Study Circle Meetings every month in which eminent speakers deliver lectures;

xiv) holds Group Discussions every month in which queries of the members, particularly the young members, are answered on the spot;

xv) is regularly imparting knowledge to the younger members of the fraternity by way of
a programmer called “Grooming the Young”.

xvi) is regularly publishing its own law journal – Delhi Sales Tax Cases for the last 62 years;

xvii) is successfully running Benevolent Fund Scheme since 1975 under which financial assistance is provided to the family of a deceased member;

xviii) is committed to and rendering Social Service.

We, on behalf of Sales Tax Bar Association express our deep sense of gratitude for your kind support and guidance on several previous occasions and also express our appreciation for your efforts in ease of doing business. We would, here like to draw your kind attention, that Returns & Audit reports under the Income Tax Act are due for filing by 31st October 2019.

The business community on the whole have remained very busy during the entire month of October 2019 starting from Dusshera, on 8th October, to Diwali on 28th October

The business community on the whole have remained very busy during the entire month of October 2019 starting from Dusshera, on 8th October, to Diwali on 28th October 2019, followed by Bhaiya dooj. Immediately thereafter the working staff goes to their home towns to be with their families on this auspicious occasion.

Under these circumstances, it has not been possible for them to furnish requisite accounting details and statements to their counsels, being members of our association, enabling them to complete the audit & file their returns. In addition to these returns, TDS returns under Income Tax Act & GSTR 1 returns under Goods and Services Tax Act are also due for filing on the 31st October 2019.

All these returns, falling due on the same date i.e. 31st October 2019. Inspite of best efforts, the business community & their counsels, cannot possibly file these returns by 31st October 2019. It is causing great difficulty to all of them.

Under these circumstances, it is humbly requested that the due date for filing of the returns as aforementioned may kindly be extended by a fortnight i.e. by 15th November 2019.

Hope to receive your immediate attention and magnanimous consideration.

With Kind regards

Yours sincerely,

[Suresh Agrawal]

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  1. Asif says:

    Due to tax audit and filing of income tax retuns on 31-10-2019 majority of industry and trade not file itc fy 2018-!9 on 20-10-2019
    Please extend the dste up to 31-12-2019.

  2. SHIVHARI B. GARG says:

    There is deadline to file the Tax Audit Report I. e. 30th September, 2019 for the A. Y. 2019-20.
    Actually, the Penalty u/s. 271B is too harsh. It should be Rs. 100 to Rs. 500/- per day subject to the maximum of Rs. 1.50 lacs
    There should not be any change i the Utility after 1st April of every year.
    If any person files early report, then month wise early benefit should be given in form some Deduction.


    In ITR 5 for Society assessee Pan was entered in PART A. While validating it shows pan should be standard format. Even though correct PAN was entered we are unable to validate and hence the return was not filed. Under these circumstances kindly extend the due date by fifteen days till 15.11.2019

  4. SANJEEV KUMAR says:

    Request you to kindly extend the due date from 31st October’2019 to 15th November’2019 for file of ITR & Tax Audit Report for the A.Y.2019-20.

  5. Rsm says:

    Why can’t we ask for permanent extension
    Whether people not know about festivals in October why don’t they ask for extension immediately when it was made till oct 31 further it’s a known fact that allcreturns to be filed by sept 30 six clear months after accounting year
    We can ask that return dan becfiled till March next with the rider that
    A no loss will be carried forward
    B all applicable interest to be paid after the statutory dead line
    C no penal action for not filing 3 cd on time

  6. L n suwalka says:

    Respected madam

    Please extend the last date from 31st October 2k19…

    “””Chote mote vyapari sb already extra load me he…..””””
    Plz jammu & laddakh kya…All india me date extend karvane ki krpa kre…
    L n suwalka

  7. suresh says:

    Honble madam, pls extend IT Filling date is Nov15-2019.this request is total business holders doing “easy doing business” concept is motivate totally apply business.

  8. MOHIDDIN says:

    Sir please extend the tar up to 15 nov it is a humble request



  9. chandan kumar says:

    request you to kindly extend the due date of Income Tax audit from 31st Oct to 15th Nov….As due to Diwali & Durga pooja it was very difficult to reach the dead line.

  10. Pravin ramkishan says:

    Its very critical due to festival season business community was busy as this is peak time for us and everyone is waiting for this festival season….
    Pls give grace period of 15 day for proper filling of audit and tax report.

  11. Subhash Chandra says:

    Kind attn
    Quiet obvious festival all through October besides natural calamity like flood and dengue fever all through thereby affecting live and livelyhood.
    Prayed to kindly consider for date extension so that extra burdened may be relieved

  12. Prashant kumar singh says:

    Honable madam
    It is humble request that extend the due date at list 15 November 2019 for filling of tax audit report and return of income due to more flooded in Patna city.

  13. VIVEK says:

    n view of the long festive season of Dusherra, Diwali and other festivals in the month of October,2019, the whole business fraternity were engaged in celebration therefore, could not spare sufficient time for annual audit and I.T. Returns & were remained engaged with other filing of regular returns of GST, in October 2019,etc. Now, besides TAR, ITR, the professional can not complete the quality work with TDS & GST returns on 31/10/2019 after long holidays of Bhiya Duj. Now in only 2 working days filing of I.T, TDS & GST are the most tedious and exert more pressure on professionals who were engaged whole year without their social life and are also helping hand in generation of the Revenue in the critical economy of the Nation. Kindly think of them and humbly request the FM & The Member of CBDT to extend the date for only 15 days upto 15th November,2019. Revenue will increase overall by extending the TAR & IT dates.

  14. C V SUBRAMANYAM says:

    PL EXTEND 44AB UP TO 15.11.2019

  15. Brahamdeo Prasad says:

    Please extend till 15th of Nov for better results, we professional work day and night to complete this, but it could not complete

  16. Harshad Dhake says:

    Honble Madam,
    Please extend the due date of Income-tax Return filing by 15th of November,2019. Because office staff is holiday duebto Diwali .

  17. FAIZAN KHAN says:

    Dear Sir,
    Request you to kindly extend the Due date till 15th November ,as My account not Well and Due to long Diwali Vacation ,All Works are Pending .
    Please Considered our request

  18. Abhinav Bhardwaj says:

    Please extend it. Even Accountant and Consultants were not available during these days. It is challange for growing business. Extend it till 15th November 2019.

    Thanks a lot for raising the concern. It felt human that Diwali has actually taken time of other people too who wanted to file return by 31st Oct 2019

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