pri Request to extend due date of compliance under Income Tax Act Request to extend due date of compliance under Income Tax Act

DIRECT TAXES PROFESSIONALS’ ASSOCIATION
Income Tax Building, 3, Govt. Place West, Ground Floor, Kolkata 700001 Ph 033-22420638

Ref. No. – DTPA/Rep/21-22/28

Date: 18.06.2021

To,

Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman,
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Government of India,
North Block, New Delhi 110 001

Respected Madam,

Subject- Representation for extending various due dates of compliance under the Income Tax Act, 1961/ Payment under Vivad Se Viswas Scheme

 Respected Madam, we wish to appraise your honour that in spite of the best possible efforts with negligible staff and resources as well as restrictions in mobility and partial lockdown in West Bengal since 16th May, 2021 till 30th June 2021, as well as various other States, the Business entities and Professionals are unable to comply with the huge workload piled up and pending since last two months within the prescribed due dates under the Income Tax Act, which are scheduled in the months of May and June 2021.

We appreciate the efforts made by your honour in extending various due dates under the Income Tax Act, but still many could not comply within the said extended due dates, we therefore, request your honour to kindly consider and extend all Due Dates/ prescribed dates falling within 30th June, 2021 to 31st August, 2021 in respect of the following compliances, under the Income Tax Act/ VSV Scheme –

1. Compliance requirement under the Income Tax act, 1961

Sl. Compliance Particulars Due Dates
1 ITR FOR AY 2020-2021 31-05-2021
2 TCS Quarterly Statement for the quarter ended on 31 March 2021 30-06-2021
3 TDS Quarterly Statement for the quarter ended on 31 March 2021 30-06-2021
4 Re-Registration of Societies, Trusts etc. under sec. 12AB and 80G (Form 10A is not available on new Income Tax Portal) 30-06-2021
5 Employees contribution to ESI/PF. As per amended provisions, even one day delay in deposit attracts sec 2(24)(x)/ 36(1)(va). Need some notification to allow employees contribution if deposited within filing of returns as per extended due dates. 30-05-2021
6 Filing Revised Return of Income tax u/s 139(5) for F.Y. 2019-20 (which was originally 31st March 2021 but was extended to 31st May 2021) 31-05-2021
7 Return filled in response to section 148 of Income tax Act – where income tax return had to be filed on or after 1st April 2021 – was permitted to be filed upto 31st May 2021 31-05-2021
8 Relaxation of Filing Appeal dates for Appeals to CIT (Appeals), where last date was 1st April, 2021 or thereafter; was extended to 31st May, 2021 31-05-2021
9 Payments of TDS deducted u/s 194-IA, 194-IB and 194M and filing of Challan-cum-Statement in respect of the same was permitted to be furnished on or before 31st May, 2021 (earlier date 30th April, 2021) 31-05-2021

VSV: We also urge to extend date for making payment under Vivad Se Viswas Scheme from 30th June, 2021 to 31st August, 2021 as the business are almost lying closed since beginning of May, 2021.

Since the specified dates and due date have passed or approaching soon, we would appreciate if your goodself would kindly consider realistic extension and make an early announcement in this matter so that the entrepreneurs and professionals do not unnecessarily expose themselves to too much stress and risk of Pandemic.

Facility for furnishing ITR in response to Notice under sec. 148: Please also provide facility on new Income Tax Portal for furnishing ITR in response to Notice under sec. 148 for assessment year 2020-21 and earlier assessment years as per amended provisions regarding reopening of assessments with effect from 1st April, 2021.

We request your honour to kindly consider the above representation favorably and we shall be obliged for such consideration.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

CA Narendra Goyal,
President, DTPA

Advocate Narayan Jain,
Chairman, DTPA Representation Committee

CC To:

1. Sri Anurag Singh Thakur
Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance,
North Block, New Delhi 110 001

2. Sri Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance,
North Block, New Delhi 110 001

3. Shri J.B. Mohapatra,
Chairman,
Central Board of Direct Taxes,
North Block, New Delhi 110 001

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