BJP Economic Cell, Rajasthan  has requested Hon’ble Union Finance Mister to extend due dates of ITR for person (Non-Audit) (FY 2019-20), Tax Audit Reports (FY 2019-20), ITR for other persons (FY 2019-20), GST Annual Return GSTR9/9C/4 (FY 2018-19), GST Annual Return GSTR9/9C/4 (FY 2019-20), Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme, 2020, Companies Fresh Start Scheme. 2020 and LLP Modified Settlement Scheme. 2020. Full Text of their Representation is as follows:-

ECONOMIC CELL
BHARTIYA JANATA PARTY
RAJASTHAN

Date 25.12.2020

To
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman Ji,
Hon’ble Finance Minister
Government of India

Sub: – Request for timely extension of following Due Dates

PARTICULARS DUE DATES SUGGESTED DUE DATES
ITR for person (Non-Audit) (FY 2019-20) 31.12.2020 31.03.2021
Tax Audit Reports (FY 2019-20) 31.12.2020 28.02.2021
ITR for other persons (FY 2019-20) 31.01.2020 31.03.2021
GST Annual Return GSTR9/9C/4 (FY 2018-19) 31.12.2020 31.01.2021
GST Annual Return GSTR9/9C/4 (FY 2019-20) 31.12.2020 31.03.2021
Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme, 2020 31.12.2020 31.03.2021
Companies Fresh Start Scheme. 2020 31.12.2020 31.03.2021
LLP Modified Settlement Scheme. 2020 31.12.2020 31.03.2021

Respected Madam,

The Economic Cell of RIP, Rajasthan is the coordinating cell between stakeholders and BJP in respect of economic matters, which is looking for the solution of various problems faced by stakeholders.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and its members are partners in “Nation Building” and playing important role in growth of Indian Economy.

We appreciate the efforts of the Government for the manner in which this pandemic has been tackled and country is saved from community transmission phase of pandemic. We also appreciate the extension provided for Audit Report furnishing & Income Tax Return filing of non audit cases upto 31st December, 2020 but due follow mg reasons the due dates various filling should be extended-

1. COVID-19 PANDEMIC-

The whole world has witnessed and is currently witnessing nightmare of COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COWD-I9 Pandemic, Govt. had imposed PAN India lockdown from 22nd March, 2020. Although country has been unlocked gradually but the severity & fear of this Corona Virus is not yet reduced. Presently country is passing through 6th phase of unlock but still them are many restrictions on free inter — state movement to a certain extent, time to time night curfew imposed in many states has hampered intro state movement also.

2. DELAY IN FORM UPDATION-

The ITR Forms and their utilities were released after 01.12.2020 which leaves only one month time filling the returns.

3. STAFF AND TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS-

Most of the offices of the professionals and stakeholders are forced to operate with reduced number of staff and to work from home due to corona related health issues. Access to client data is not available easily. The details required for completing audits and carrying on tax audit and filing the return of income are not being received promptly and thus completion of audit efficiently is taking mom than twice the average time it usually takes for completion of any audit. Further, data verification, analysis, audits etc requires more time and efforts by the professionals.

4. RISK EXPOSURE-

To conduct the audit efficiently & effectively, Auditor needs to travel to the place of audit= which is very difficult in this pandemic time and exposes them to the risk of contracting this deadly covid virus. Further, the senior citizens including senior professionals and senior assessre are advised to stay at home only. Several Chartered Accountants, Tax Practitioners and their staff have been infected and have not been able to work for minimum of 14 days.

5. VARIOUS COMPLIANCES-

The following compliances fall on the same date which makes the situation very complex and difficult both for the stakeholders and the professional to comply.

PARTICULARS DUE DATES
ITR for person Non-Audit (FY 2019-20) 31.12.2020
ITR and Tax Audit for others (FY 2019-20) 31.12.2020
GST Annual Return GSTR9/9C/4 (FY 2018-19) 31.12.2020
GST Annual Return GSTR9/9C/4 (FY 2019-20) 31.12.2020
Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme, 2020 31.12.2020
Companies Fresh Start Scheme. 2020 31.12.2020
LLP Modified Settlement Scheme, 2020 31.12.2020

In view of above genuine hardships & difficulties being faced by the Professionals. Trade and Industry as well as other stakeholders we are requesting you to extend the due dates as above. We will be highly obliged and appreciate if a timely and prompt decision (well before the present extended date) is taken in this matter.

Thanking you Madam in anticipation.

Yours faithfully

SD,

(CA SATISH SAREEN)
State Convenor
+919636070000

(CA R P VIJAY)
State Co-Convenor
+919414077460

(CA SURESH GARG)
District Convenor
+919829056921

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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. JOSST THOMAS says:

    I am a Tax Practitioner in Kerala dealing in GST, IT & company matters…etc.. As the Govt of Kerala strictly imposed lock down, quarantine and such other severe COVID measures we are totally in tied conditions. Obviously our office could not function properly due to COVID related issues such as staff and family members affected by CORONA, my mother and wife affected and myself also was quarantined 3 times. Hence we have failed to file several pending GST returns under the late fee waiver scheme, IT returns are still pending, ROC filing under fresh start scheme could not be completed. Really we are under heavy pressures and blames from the clients and accordingly facing worse situations. In this pathetic situation the Representations are highly hopeful and we strongly believe the BJP ECONOMIC CELL can act significantly. Most of the tax professionals all over India are in heavy mental stress on account of failure to meet the obligations in the stipulated time and a lenient action is required in this matter to extend the dates for compliances as stated in the various representations.

  2. CA VIJAY AGGARWAL says:

    KINDLY DO ANNOUNCE EXTENSION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. EXTENSION IS GENUINE NEED OF THE HOUR. PROFESSIONALS ARE ASSETS OF ANY NATION. IT IS IN NATIONAL INTEREST TO EXTEND THE DATES AS REQUESTED IN THIS REPRESENTATION

  3. Mohan Bagalkot says:

    Unable to go office regularly, very difficult to complete the Tax Returns before 31.12.2020. Extension is very much required till 31.03.2021 if we can travel freely at any place in this period.

  4. Deepak Tharanee says:

    The representation on behalf of businesses and professionals really brings out the genuine hardships faced. The Govt. is requested to consider favourably the requests for extension so that we greatly reduce the stresses faced by businesses, professionals and the staff/ functionaries working with them. This year when the pandemic struck us all is an extraordinary event which requires a softer and caring outlook by one and all.

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