Central Gujarat Chamber of Tax Consultants has submitted a letter to Hon’ Finance Minister of India on 19th July 2018 requesting Extension of Due Date in respect of filing ITR by to 2 Months i.e. 30.09.2018 and 30.11.2018 respectively. Earlier a letter was also written by  Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association to Extend Income Tax Return due date & Relax application of Section 234F. Extract of Letter is as follows:-

Date: 19/07/2018

To :
Shri Arun Jaitley
Hon’ Finance Minister of India

Dear Sir,

Sub. : Extension of Due Date in respect of filing ITR

First and foremost we would like to introduce ourselves as Central Gujarat Chamber of Tax Consultants (CGCTC) – A Tax Professional body having 300 members. The membership is comprising of Advocates, Chartered Accountants, Tax Professionals and Corporate Entities from Central Gujarat i.e. Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Bharuch, Narmada, Godhra, Dahod, Kheda etc.

Sir, your office is well aware that Due date for filing ITR for A.Y. 2018-19 in respect of Audited entities as well as working partners is 30.09.2018 and for Assesses other than mentioned above is 31.07.2018.

Central Gujarat Chamber of Tax Consultants

From the current Assessment Year non filing of ITR before due date will invite late fee u/s. 234F of Rs. 1,000/5,000/10,000 as the case may be.

Sir, In the interest of Assesses as large as well as of Tax Professionals, we seek extension of due date for 2 Months i.e. 30.09.2018 and 30.11.2018 respectively on following difficulties.

  • The Schema for ITRs have been updated and amended till last moment i.e. till July, 2018.
  • Business Community of entire country is stuck in reconciling figures between various GST Returns filed and being first year the Taxpayer are facing very hard to reconcile the same.
  • Moreover more than 70% of the country is going through hard phase of water logs due to heavy rain and flood.
  • Due to lack of cleaniness and dual seasons various diseases have spread out in the country.
  • Electricity disturbances and downloading of 26AS problems are also creating more hurdles and adding fire to the flame.
  • Due date for filing of TDS Return of 1st Quarter is also due on 31.07.2018. It is finding difficult to meet two deadlines at one time.

In the above mentioned circumstances Tax payers and Professionals are not only finding difficult but seems impossible to meet due date for filing ITRs by all Assessees and which has led to tremendous stress amongst Taxpaying communities in the country.

Therefore your office is requested to kindly extend due date for 2 Months i.e. 30.09.2018 and 30.11.2018 respectively.

Without prejudice to what is stated above your office is requested to defer late fee for two months.

For your kind action the Chamber may remain obliged.

Regards,

Kinjal K Shah

(Hon. Secretary)

Copy To

– Shri Piyush Goel, Addnl. Charge, Hon’ Finance Minister
– Shri Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary
– Shri Sushil Chandra, Chairman, CBDT
– The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Ahmedabad.

Download Copy of letter by Central Gujarat Chamber of Tax Consultants on ITR Due Date Extension

Other Representations

1. Association of Tax Practitioners, Chartered Accountants and Advocates, Aurangabad – Extend Due Date of ITR for AY 2018-19

2. Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association-Extend Income Tax Return due date & Relax application of Section 234F

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Tags : Form 26AS (61) Income Tax Return (473) ITR (632) Section 234F (10) TDS (1170)

89 Comments

  1. Sonia Mahajan says:

    Sir, Please extend the due date of filling the audit return u/s 44ab upto 30/11/2018 for financial year 2017-18. Because we are facing very difficult to complete work due to GST reconciliation. various date are coming GST r1, gstr3b, 26as downloading problem etc.

  2. VANI says:

    CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND ACCOUNTS STAFF ARE FACING TOO MUCH OF PRESSURE BETWEEN GST, IT, TDS . SO PLEASE EXTEND ATLEAST 1 MONTH TOFILE THE COMPANIES IT

  3. Swapan Kumar Patla says:

    We are facing great problem regarding reconcile of GST return download of 26as,
    Not only that but also body is not permitting to concentrate to do that is for first time in life.
    So, I would like to request for extension of due date for IT return for 2 months i.e. 30.09.2018 & 30.11.2028 respectively.

    Thanks and regards,
    S.K. PATLA

  4. Jeevan Reddu says:

    Jeevan Reddy says :
    Sir, Please extend the due date at least one month, because GST Reconciliation is taking lot of time. Otherwise filing will be done with mistakes

  5. Shahul says:

    Sir per latest news fro. Cbtd it not going to extend the date what is this sir mistake they done we are suffering this is not good sir. Please move to court sir

  6. K PERIYAKARUPPAN says:

    If you extend the due date on the last date of filing i.e. on 30.09.2018, it will be no use as everybody will work out the taxes wrongly and file it out to avoid penalty. Hence, please announce extension today itself and then do not extend.

    Regards,

  7. KOTTA CHITTIBABU says:

    plz extend income tax audit date of FY 17 18 up to 30 Nov 18 . we are facing very difficult to complete work due to GST reconciliation. various date are coming GST r1, gstr3b, 26as downloading problem etc.Plz Cooperative Sir

  8. ASHWIN NAMDEO says:

    plz extend income tax audit date of FY 17 18 up to 30 Nov 18 . we are facing very difficult to complete work due to GST reconciliation. various date are coming GST r1, gstr3b, 26as downloading problem etc.

  9. Ramakrishna Reddy says:

    Filling of income tax returns due date in the case of Tax audits Needs to be extended at least 31.10.2018 and also provide some relaxtion of section 234F for the Asst year 2018-19 due to web issues and GST introduced during financial year 2017-18

  10. Mohammed Gous Pasha says:

    Dear Sir..
    My profession as Tax Practitioner….

    My request you to..

    Please extend the due date for Tax audit case for the AY 2018-19.Because many Tax practitioners & Chartered Accountants they are too busy with filing GST returns & non-audit case up to 31/08/2018…Please extend the due date up to 31/10/2018.

    Thanking You.

  11. nilesh kumar says:

    i am a accountant ,i work for several business firm.
    Monthly GST Return Also create a Pressure.please Extend Due date for Audit for quality accounting.

  12. AJAY SANTUMAL PAHUJA says:

    Hello sir,
    I am an Ordinary Accountant, I am not getting good money as CA. Nor I am earning as like businessmen and I Also think there are many like me.
    to earn more money we have to visit to more clients so we can complete our books at our best We request to our finance minister to please extend date of audit return for f.y 2017-18 quickly so we can do work with ease and make good accounts.

  13. Ramesh Kumar says:

    Sir, please extend the audit return date upto 30-11-2018 because we all accountant facing very hard pressure of Audit, GSTR-1, (Monthly), GSTR-3B so please do the needful

  14. Sk mojib says:

    tax audit should be extenden even if one month as new gst systen launch in fy 2017- 2018, reconciliation of gst return with tax audit is very important, and every time gst system changed in the fy. so it is dificult for ca for 1st time, govt should take attention in the above point and extend the time limit minimum one month, and it should be declare within this week

  15. KEWAL VERMA ACCOUNTANT says:

    your ITR PORTAL START THE ITR 15.06.2018 AND END 31.8.2018 SO, VERY SHORT PERIOD WE COUNDNOT FILED THE TOTAL RETURNS IF YOUR ITR PORTAL START APRIL AND END AUGUST MAY BE POSSIBLE TO FILE 99% RETURNS TIMELY, SO PL GIVE US MORE TIME ACCORDING TO SHORT TIME GIVEN US ,WE HOPE YOU GIVE US OME MONTH MORE I.E 30.09.2018 AND AUDITED 30.11.2018 , WE NEVER REQUIRED AFTER EXTRA TIME

  16. P.K. Panda says:

    Extend due date of ITR to 30.09.2018 & 30.11.2018 respectively as there is no provision in GST return form to view the annual turnover and in the portal also at a glance. Even the small dealers are also need to verify month wise.

  17. sanjay . says:

    sir, i am not aware of this rule , but before govt have given two years for filing, but its quite impossible to file to within 31st august . because of large taxpayer are not updated their own reconciliation .if Honorable prime minister and finance minister have realize this things it could be great changes .for every inidian citizen .out of 80% salary person are not aware of that things . how to file income tax return . so

  18. TARUN KUMAR MOHARANA says:

    AS PER DIGITAL INDIA CONCEPT OUR BJP GOVT SHOULD 1ST ANALYSE WHETHER ALL BSNL TOWER’S ARE WORKING PROPERLY, WHETHER PROPER BACKUP HAS BEEN KEPT AT TOWER SIDE AND SPEED AVAILABLE WITH BROAD BAND AND NET FACILITY AVAILABLE TO ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. NOW LETTER FOR GST /IT DEPTT. ISSUE ARE ONLY COMING THROUGH MAIL ONLY. SO IMPORTANT OF POWER, BACKUP & NET SPEED AVAILABILITY ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR E FILLING PURPOSE. FIXING OF DUE DATE(31-07-2018) SENDING CONTINIEUS MESSAGE BY SITTING IN OFFICE WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE CONSTRAINT IT IS PRESUME THAT AGAIN BRITISH RULE IS RUNNING IN INDIA . IT IS A PROOF OF LACK OF PROPER KNOWLEDGE OF DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ATTACHED TO THE ISSUE. SO GOVT SHOULD RE- CONSIDER AND DATE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 31-08-2018 AND 31-10-2018 RESPECTIVELY IN
    EACH YEAR.

  19. KAMALAKANNAN .J says:

    everything to the convenience of government servants, even for the genuine hardship we have to beg. one side Authorties and another side clients both will torture consultants.

  20. Vineet srivastava says:

    When Government is penalising the people for delays in submission of Returns, then Govt is also liable for delays in providing all return forms and schemas in time. That is why, the demand for extension of time by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce is wholly justified and correct. It is the demand of the general public at large

  21. JAYDEEP KANADE says:

    GOVERNMENT HAS NOT FEEL THAT WHAT STRUGGLE TO ONE MAN WHO WORK A NEW ACT AS GST AND SAME TIME WORK ON INCOME TAX, TDS AND OTHER ACTIVITY RELATE TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT AS REPLY TO ANSWER OF NOTICE AND ETC. WE HAVE ALL STRONG STAND AGAINST THIS CRUTIALITY AND DUE DATE EXTENT IS DUTY OF GOVERNMENT. DO YOU ALL AGREE TO THIS ?

  22. VISHNU says:

    This Govt. has to understand that we are humans working as tax practitioners and not machines or robots. We have slogged throughout the year for understanding and working on GST amendments and filings. It is practically impossible to reconcile all the books of accounts and file I. T. Returns by 31st July, 2018.
    Why penalty clause ? just to grab more crores of rupees from honest tax payers.

  23. Vaibhavi says:

    Very well fact stated in letter. we support the same stand.
    Lots of compliances at the same time, In addition to this new compliances of RBI & ROC with new due dates. difficult to meet deadlines…

  24. Ajit Kumar Chhatoi says:

    Apart from above grounds for extension of due dates, a problem of dead line of filing of various GST returns are also falling on same date. i.e. 31st July 2018. Hence, it is requested to extend the due dates for 2 months for correct assessment of Income.

  25. azhar says:

    This is humble request for all States associations from all corner of country come forward and file their recomendation to seek extension and relax of 234f.from july to atleast 31.8.2018 and 234f from december.

  26. SUBASH CHANDRA DWIBEDY says:

    When Government is penalising the people for delays in submission of Returns, then Govt is also liable for delays in providing all return forms and schemas in time. That is why, the demand for extension of time by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce is wholly justified and correct. It is the demand of the general public at large.

    1. KRISHNENDU GHOSH says:

      Govt. should extend the date at least upto Sep’18. As they has provided the return forms so lately and quite often they make the website unavailable for maintenance. Income Tax department should be penalized for the inconveniences.

  27. BIKRAM SINGH says:

    yes, it is very difficult to complete all the jobs such as GST returns (GSTR-3B, GSTR-1), TDS returns for Qtr-1 FY 18-19 and to file income returns within same due date

  28. Sudhanshu sinha says:

    I fail to understand why Tax Consultants, like us, file these kind of petitions. Isn’t it filng correct ITR and filing within time is the responsibility of the Assesses???
    We, specifically CAs, have created such a situation that we keep requesting for documents , they give us when they have time….no extra efforts are done, we keep wake whole night doing client”s work and ultimately its we only who keep on doing follow ups for Fees….why???
    LET THE CLIENTS UNDERSTAND OUR WORTH…IF NORMALLY WE CAN GET THE ITRS FILED ITS OK OTHERWISE NO NEED TO TAKE ANY PAIN , EXCEPT WHERE MISTAKE IS NOT FROM OUR SIDE. LET THE CLIENT UNDERSTAND OUR WORTH…..

  29. PAWAN KUMAR says:

    ONLINE SCHEMA FOR RETURNS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RETURNS FROM 1ST APRIL.SO
    SUFFICIENT TIME WAS NOT AVAILABLE AND ASSESSEE AS WELL AS PROFESSIONALS HAS TO WAIT TO FILE RETURNS.

  30. HARI RAO TAX CONSULTANT says:

    REALY THIS IS HORRIBLE OR TOUGH JOB TO ACCOUNTANTS AND TAX CONSULTANT TO SATISFY CLAINT AND GOVERNMENT WE HAVE TO WORK 24X7 TO MEET OR COMPLETE GST WORK AS WELL AS INCOME TAX FILING GOVERNMENT MUST AND SHOULD EXTETEND DUE DATE OF INCOME TAX FILING

  31. Bluezone says:

    I also support to application for due date extension because of gst return, tds returns are has due dates in July in its difficult to meets all compliance requirements as prescribed date by department.

  32. Vishwanath says:

    extending due date for filing returns continuosly for whatever reasons must be avoided, since it turns to be a bad habit. Timely actions done will never require any extensions. But levying heavy late fees or penalties need to be diluted to minimum, as it is not a serious offense.

    1. JADHWANI says:

      WE MUST LOOK AT THE REAL SCENE
      OF LIFE IN SUCH CRISIS
      IF SOME ONE NEEDS HELP DUE TO ACT OF NATURE’S DAMAGES
      AS DEMOCRACY – HE MUST GET IT

      IT IS NOT A SCHOOL EXAMS – SO SHOW MUST GO ON

  33. Vasant Purushottam Jawale says:

    Deductor is not responding to discripancy in tax deducted at source but not reflected in Form 16A due to error of omission. It may be due to short of time to deal with many such queries.Therefore extending timeline for sumission of ITR would give deductor required time to respond.

  34. S K BANSAL says:

    Sir, in view of past practice, deadline for filing ITR should be divided into three categories, namely, salaried class, non-audit business class and audit business class. The deadline for all the three classes should be different for better compliance. The deadline of 31st July is also conflicting with due date of TDS returns of first quarter, Monthly and Quarterly GST Returns.

  35. Protiv Kumar Chakraborty says:

    This request for date extension of due date is very justified. The Government should to give scope for Income Tax file with involving more and more Assessees to build strong Indian Finance pillar. –Protiv Kumar Chakraborty, Advocate

  36. Amit says:

    EXTENSION IS SERIOUSLY REQUIRED AS IN JULY ONE HAS FILE GST COMP. RETURNS, GSTR 3B RETURNS, GSTR-1 RETURNS, AND HAS COLLECT MANY DOCUMENTS(INT CRTFCT, LIP CRTFCT, ETC) AND TO PREPEAR THE STATEMENT. AND FOR PROFESSIONALS FILING OF SO MANY CLIENTS RETURN IN ONE MONTH IS DIFFICULT AND ALSO RESULTS FOR ERRORS. AND PENALTY ARE VERY HIGH. HENCE EXTESION IS NECESSARY. ALSO RELAX IN PENALTY IS NEEDED, IT BE LEVIED AND INCREASED 500 FOR EVERY MONTH, THUS ONLY THOSE ASSESSEE FILING RETURN MORE LATE HAS TO PAY MORE PENALTY.

  37. azhar says:

    Thank you very much for CG Association for seeking extension. In south karnataka particularly bhatkal mangalore zone rain is like flood situation and same time virjapet mercara power problem in and full rain is it is very difficult for us to file returns.This is genuine reason to kindly extend the date.

  38. Arvind says:

    I also recommend and request that last date for individual should be 30th Sept and audited be 30th November. As we are in agriculture business…It’s very difficult for us to take time out as agriculture season is from 1st April to 15th August. And we don’t want to be defaulter… Ultimately we are in huge pressure to comply with IT rules.
    So please look into the matter.

  39. MOHAMMA says:

    Its genuine request and we all know that it is not possible to file all the returns within time limit, CBDT should take it seriously and I hope that it will announce the extension of due date much before the dead line which will b in the interest of tax payesrs and professionals

  40. K G MADHAVAN says:

    We should also represent that while time granted for remittance of TDS for IV quarter till 31st May 2018, many of the deductors take this full time available and to verify the TDS in Form 26AS is a reality by June 15th only at the earliest. Time for filing return, especially for individuals like salary class and bank interest cases, time available to file the return before 31st July is too short. This should be examined

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