Tax Bar Association, Jodhpur has written a letter to Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman  and Request for Extension of due date for filing of Income-tax returns from 31st July, 2019 to 30th Sept 2019. Extension is requested in view of enormous delay on part of department to provide IT forms preparation software, Dynamic amendment of Return Preparation Utility, TDS details and instructions for filing ITRs. Text of the Letter is as follows:-

Date: 18/07/2019

To,

1) Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs
Government of India, North Block,
New Delhi-110001

2) The Chairman 
The Central Board of Direct Taxes

3) Prime Minister Office New Delhi

Hon,ble Madam, 

Greetings of the Day!

Sub.: Request for Extension of due date for filing of Income-tax returns from 31.July.2019 to 30.Sept.2019,

Tax Bar Association, Jodhpur hereby takes the privilege to address the concern of the members, being Chartered Accountants, Advocates and Tax Practitioners, practicing in the area of indirect taxation which are of utmost importance and need to be addressed by your good office on utmost priority.

There is sufficient cause and need for extension of last date of filing Income tax Returns for a reasonable period not less than 30th September 2019

Due to the following reasons a case is made out for extension of above date.

1. Return forms (in pdf form) for assessment year 2019- 20 were released in first week of April, 2019 but return filing software were made available for different forms on different dates upto June, 2019. In fact Return Preparation Software for ITR-6 and ITR-7 not yet made available.

2. Similarly, instructions for filling up ITR forms were released in a staggered manner on different dates. Instructions for filling up ITR-7 were released just two—three days back. Without following instructions a return cannot be filed correctly.

3. Further, Return Filing Utility provided on e filing site is continuously being changed. Utility for filing ITR-2 and ITR-3 just changed on 12.07.2019. [ Screenshot attached]

4. Due date for filing TDS return in respect of salary payments was extended upto 30.06.2019 and due date for issue of form no 16 by tax deductor was extended upto 10.07.2019 and in many cases form no 16 and form no 26AS is not yet updated. As you are aware filing ITRs without matching with 26AS results into defective notice from the CPC. So matching is a necessity.

5. Pre-filled XML also just made available on 11.07.2019 (Screenshot attached).

6. Just four-five days back Return Preparation Software MIS updated and a Schedule 112A was added. This schedule requires voluminous information regarding shares and mutual funds sold during the year 2018-19 that too ISM wise (i.e. details of every share sold is required). This schedule requires information regarding lair value as on 3 1.01.2018 which is a herculean task.

7. As per law facility Ibr filing 1TR be ready on I st day of April of the assessment year so that asscssees get sufficient time to collect information desired in IT forms and file it properly.

Since this year there is enormous delay on part of department to provide IT forms preparation software, Dynamic amendment of Return Preparation Utility, TDS details and instructions for filing ITRs a case is made out for extension of due date.

Therefore we request an extension of at least two months of Due Date for filing ITR to 30.09.2019.

Kindly look into above at the earliest and announce the extension immediately.

Continuing Suggestion:

1) Time and again, citizens and various forums of the country have been requesting that all relevant compliances and the procedures including the forms shall be made available to the concerned class well before start of the financial year so that necessary data can be built in the desired format and purpose. Its time and again that Government bodies overlook this aspect and the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ objective propagated by the Government becomes a hypocrite punch line. Each day a new amendment / updation not only in Income tax law but various other commercial laws makes the life tough and the small businesses are into more of Government business of compliances rather than their actual business. Even various High Courts have advised the Government in this regard while extending last dates through writs in the matters of Income tax audits, etc.

Tax Bar Association is of the belief that in a democratic country, the People of the country are the supreme authority and it is confident that the Government will not suppress the concerns of its People. We understand that the Govt. is well aware of the above facts and will definitely consider the above representation of date extension.

We would be thankful if your goodself judiciously extend the date well in advance which will keep the members relieved from last minute unwanted stress and would be effective and meaningful.

Yours Faithfully,
A Definite Partner in Nation Building
Tax Bar Association, Jodhpur

CA. Vishnu Prakash Daga
President

CA. Manoj Gupta
Joint Secretary & Co-ordinator

CA. Raj othra
Secretary

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29 Comments

  1. S S Nigam says:

    Many of the practitioners are practicing in the field of GST also , the last date for filing the GST return is 31st August and September as per turnover , so it is very much necessary for extension of the date of filing of income tax return the latter is really appreciable ,sended by tax bar association Jodhpur but I think as per the letter I have observed that it is mention from the beginning of the letter that tax bar association Jodhpur is the association of chartered accountants, advocates and tax practitioners it means all are the members of this association but at the last the sender of the letter have mentioned their professional degree. I think , this is not fair as per the constitution of the association. Bar council is also does not permit for the same because as per the rule of of BAR council ,who may be the member of the association it is clearly mentioned for the association ., we should to write only the name with their designation like as President general secretary or others. Every person has a professional degree who is the member of the tax bar association Jodhpur the professional degree may be different but they have so show all the persons all the members of the association and those all the members decide this that who will be the president general secretary for others through the process. If the letter is given in the latter pad of the association then it is completely clear that the sender is a member of the association and who has sended it only the designations should be mentioned. thank you!

  2. Shahid Khan says:

    Good effort taken by Association. I think due date for filing returns should be 30th September every year for Non Audit and for Audit 30th November or December permanently. Because always every year we are facing same situation it makes pressure on every one just due to shorter time and various technical issue like Form16 from Traces etc. it will help to every one practicing direct tax or indirect tax to organised their works schedule peacefully.

  3. DrG S Praharaj says:

    Thanks sirs by raising voice in right time.It is essential for a larger section of people sufficient time to file return correctly.

  4. Ranjith says:

    It is rightly pointed out and rightly said under the head “Continuing Suggestion”

    “the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ objective propagated by the Government becomes a hypocrite punch line”

    “the small businesses are into more of Government business of compliances rather than their actual business”

    “the People of the country are the supreme authority”

  5. Jayaprakash says:

    Yes, date has to be extended. Till now few 26as are not updated and still employee from few company are waiting for salary certificate and in addition to other there are lot of challenge in system and software.

  6. Gsr says:

    Thanks Sirs for Bringing this into the knowledge of Government about Practical difficulties to implement endless changes for filing ITRs. They should also make it easy and less time taking process to increase more taxpayers to file on time with out paying huge penalities.

  7. RANJEET SINGH says:

    Yes, date has to be extended. Till now few 26as are not updated and still employee from few company are waiting for salary certificate and in addition to other there are lot of challenge in system and software.

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