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Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association has Request FM to consider extension in the due dates of furnishing of Tax Audit Report under section 44AB and the due date of filing ITRs of AY 2020-21 to to 31st March, 2021. Full Text of the Representation is as follows:-


Income Tax Building, 3, Govt. Place West, Ground Floor, Kolkata 700001 Ph – 033-22420638

Ref. No. DTPA/Rep/20-21/13

Date:15th December 2020


Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon’ble Union Finance Minister,
Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Email : fmo@nic.in

Respected Madam,

Ref: Request to consider extension in the dates of furnishing of Tax Audit Report under section 44AB and the due date of filing ITRs of A Y 2020-21

Respected Madam, we wish to appraise your good self that in West Bengal as also many other States, due to Corona Pandemic normalcy in operations is yet to set in as most of the working force commutes by local train and the local train service has resumed with only partial operations from 11th November, 2020, which makes difficult for work force to reach their office. Many professionals as well as their key staff have suffered infection from Covid -19. Therefore, in most of the offices the Businessmen as well as Professionals are unable to complete their incomplete work and prepare the financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2020.

Furnishing of Tax Audit etc. and submission of ITRs

Respected Madam, as you are aware that the accountants are normally preparing all audit and tax returns data and Audit Assistants of Audit firms do check the same, the compliances related Tax Audit Re-port under section 44AB of the Income Tax Act and ITR submission cannot be completed in spite of best intentions of the owners to do so, as the staff of their offices and also the assistants in the offices of the Professionals are not being able to attend offices.

In so far as Companies cases are concerned, their due date of holding AGM has been allowed extension by MCA and therefore almost all companies are likely to hold AGM by 31st December 2020 and since a copy of the audited report is also attached with the Tax Audit Report, it in nearly impossible to complete the furnishing of Tax Audit Report. The Form 3CD for Tax Audit Report under sec. 44AB as well as Form 3CEB for Report in case of International and specified domestic transactions under sec. 92E have also been recently modified vide Notification No. 82/2020 dated 1.10.2020.

Madam, you will further appreciate that there was a delay in launching the schema of the Tax Audit Report and there have been changes at least three times since it was first launched.

All these problems combined together, it is very sad affairs and people are still not ready with their Ac-counts, Audit and ITR.

Madam, in view of the aforesaid situation, we humbly request to extend the due dates of furnishing Tax Audit Report in Form 3CD and also pray for extension of date for furnishing the Income Tax returns to 31st March, 2021.

Since the specified date and due date are approaching soon, we would appreciate it if your good self would make an early announcement in this matter so that the entrepreneurs and professionals do not un-necessarily expose themselves to too much stress and risk of Pandemic.

Respected Madam, these are difficult times for the country and the country will certainly look upto your help for addressing these issues.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

CA N K Goyal Adv Narayan Jain
President Chairman- Representation Committee

CC To:

1 Sri Anurag Singh Thakur
The Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance

2 Sri Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance

3 Shri P.C. Mody,
Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes,

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2 12 Dec 2020 Gujarat Sales Tax Bar Extend GSTR-9/9A/9C due date for FY 2019-20 to 30/06/2021
3 12 Dec 2020 Chamber of Tax Consultants Extend due dates for Tax/Transfer Pricing Audit & ITR for AY 2020-21
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5 14 Dec 2020 AGFTC, ITBC and CAA Extend due dates of Tax Audit Reports/ITR for A.Y. 2020-21
6 15 Dec 2020 BCAS, CAA (Ahmedabad), CAA (Surat), KSCAA & LCAS Request to Extend Due dates under GST & Income Tax
7 15 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Bhilwara Request to extend Due Date of filing of Tax Audit & ITR
8 15 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association, Kolkata Extend due date of ITR & Tax Audit for AY 2020-21
9 16 Dec 2020 Lucknow CA Tax Practioners’ Association Extend Due date for filing Tax Audit Report & ITR
10 16 Dec 2020 Jamshedpur Chartered Accountants Extend Due Date of filing Tax Audit & ITR to 31.03.2021
11 13 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Committee of ICAI ICAI requests for extension of various Income-tax due dates
12 10 Dec 2020 Udaipur Tax Bar Association Further extend due dates of ITR & Tax Audit Reports for FY 2019-20
13 15 Dec 2020 CA Social Affiliation (CASA) Extend Tax/TP Audit Report & ITR filing due date for AY 2020-21
14 19 Dec 2020 Chartered Accountants Association, Jalandhar Extend Due Dates for Tax Audit and Income Tax Return Filing
15 19 Dec 2020 All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (CZ) Request for extension of due dates of Tax Audit Reports/ITR
16 19 Dec 2020 Vyyapaar Mandal Association, Nagore & AIMTPA Extended Income Tax & GST Audit/Return/Compliance dates
17 17 Dec 2020 Emerging Businesses Chamber Of Commerce Extend due dates for Income Tax Audit & Returns for AY 2020-21
18 Dec 2020 The Uttar Pradesh Tax Bar Association Representation for Extension of time for Tax Audit & Return
19 19 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend Tax Audit/ITR due dates for AY 2020-21
20 21 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend due dates of GSTR-9/ GSTR-9C for FY 2018-19 & 2019-20
21 17 Dec 2020 Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association Waive Late Fees for Delayed Filing of GST Returns
22 15 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Extend Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme due date to 15.03.2021
23 15 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Extend due date of AGM to 31st March 2021
24 15 Dec 2020 Association of Tax payers & Professional, Agra Extend due of GSTR-9, GSTR-9A & GSTR-9C
25 08 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association (Regd), Allahabad Extend due date of ITR/Tax Audit/GSTR-9/GSTR-9C
26 08 Dec 2020 Tax Consultant & Practitioners Association of Kerala Extend due of ITR, GSTR 9, 9A & 9C for FY 2018-19 & 2019-20
27 21 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend CFSS 2020 & LLP Settlement Scheme 2020 to 31.03.2021
28 22 Dec 2020 Income Tax Bar Association, Lucknow Extend Time for filing ITR & Audit Report for A.Y 2020-21
28 22 Dec 2020 53 GST and Trade Associations 53 Associations requests Extension for GSTR 9, 9A & 9C
29 16 Dec 2020 Chandigarh Chartered Accountants Taxation Association Extend Income Tax & GST Return & Audit due dates
30 22 Dec 2020 Bhayander CA Social Group Request to extend Due date of Annual GST Return & Audit
31 22 Dec 2020 Luminaires Accessories Components Manufacturers Association Extend due dates for Tax Audit & Income Tax Return filing for AY 2020-21
32 22 Dec 2020 All Professionals, Tax Payers and Stakeholders Open letter for extension of Due dates under Income Tax and GST
33 22 Dec 2020 Punjab Accountants Association Extend due date for filing ITR & Tax Audit Report- AY 2020-21
34 22 Dec 2020 Bhayander CA Social Group Extend Income Tax Audit & ITR Due dates for AY 2020-21
35 23 Dec 2020 The Tax Bar Association, Odisha Extend due dates of Audit Reports, ITRs, GST Returns, VSV Scheme
36 21 Dec 2020 Sales Tax Bar Association, Delhi Extend Tax/TP Audit & ITR Due dates for AY 2020-21
37 23 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Extend Income Tax, Companies & CGST Act compliance due dates
38 24 Dec 2020 ICSI Extend due dates of CFSS, LLPSS, Charge Forms, Meetings
39 24 Dec 2020 All Odisha Tax Advocates Association Extend due date for filing TAR/ITR/GSTR9/9A/9C
40 25 Dec 2020 BJP Economic Cell, Rajasthan Extend Income Tax, GST, LLP, Company Law due dates
41 23 Dec 2020 Hyderabad Chartered Accountants’ Society Extend Due date under GST and Income Tax
42 22 Dec 2020 A. P. Tax Bar Association, Vijayawada Extend date of filing of GSTR 9, GSTR 9C and IT returns
43 03 Jan 2021 National Company Law Tribunal Bar Association Representation for further extension of CFSS 2020
44 25 Nov 2020 Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh Request for extension of Company Fresh Start Scheme 2020
45 04 Jan 2021 Adv. Anuj Bhatt Request to President to take Suo-Moto cognizance of GST Issues
46 03 Jan 2021 The Chamber of Tax Consultants Extend Income-tax due dates with humane approach
47 01 Jan 2021 WMTPA Highly Disappointing GST Audit Due Date Extension
48 01 Jan 2021 The A.P. Tax Bar Association, Vijayawada Extend due date of Form GSTR 9 and 9C for year 2018-19


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  1. SAJAL KUMAR DAS says:

    Yes, the date should be extend to 31st March 2021 for all I T Returns And All Tax Audit Report And GST audit for the year 2018-19 are extended upto 31.03.2021.

  2. Shankar Lal Pareek says:

    It will be very grateful if due dates for filing Tax Returns along with Tax Audit for AY 2020-21 should be extended at least up to 31st of March 2021,
    Reasons explained by various forums all over India .

  3. shanthi ramesh says:

    Under the prevailing situation, the extension is necessary. All the tax professionals are facing health hazards either due to out break of the pandemic or the pressure of timelines. It is pertinent that the dates are extended till 31.03.2021

  4. Rakesh Agarwal says:

    Due date for filing Tax Audit 3CD &3CB Returns should be extended at least up to 31st of March 2021,
    Reasons explained by various forums all over India .

  5. Sanjay tripathi says:

    Dates for scrutiny and all other matters related to assessments were extended till 31st March 2021. Where the all officials and staff of government offices are traveling by all means of traveling media as essential services. But we the common people who are not allowed to use all these traveling mode to reach office have to beg before our government to extend for due date even though we are trying hard to complete the work within time but it is impossible. So please extend all the due dates by 31st March 2021

  6. CA PRABHAKAR says:

    whether all these problems visible and faced by only Professionals? Can’t the Govt understand the problems until we beg before them. First of all what is the rationale behind filing the Audit Report can anybody explain? Few of the disallowances done in 3CD is allowable if it is paid before filing the ITR, then what is the significance of Audit Report? So far no FM is kind enough to understand the practical problems.

  7. CA. Subhash Chandra PODDER says:

    Due date for filing Tax Returns should be extended at least up to 31st of March 2021,
    Reasons explained by various forums all over India .

  8. CA RAJU.R says:

    it would be appreciable if the income tax due dates and GST audit for the year 2018-19 are extended upto 31.03.2021.

    due to pandamic situation and second wave of Covid-19, most of the CA office audit staff members are absent and the time is not sufficient to fulfill the works. it would be better if extension date is to be decided within couple of days.

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