Tax Bar Association Nizamabad – Telangana has made a request to Hon’ble Minister of Finance and to CBDT for  Extension of Due date in filing the Returns of Income under Income tax act for the Assessment year 2019-20 [Financial year ending 31st of March 2019].

TAX BAR ASSOCIATION

Nizamabad – Telangana

CA Venkataramana Dhara CA Gopaldas Jhawar CA Ambrish Chandarana
President Secretary Treasurer
98663-32148 98495-92771  93930-31313

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To
The Hon’ble Minister of Finance
Govt of India
New Delhi

To
The Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi
India

Sir / Madam

Sub: Request for Extension of Due date in filing the Returns of Income under Income tax act for the Asst year 2019-20 [Financial year ending 31st of March 2019] – reg.

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The Due date for filing the Income tax returns was extended till 30th of June 2020 and later by one more month i.e. till 31st of July 2020 because of the prevailing Pandemic due to COVID-19.

However the Pandemic has not ended and the conditions have worsened since then. Many of the states have declared lockdown on own and the spread of the disease has multiplied because of Community spread.

States like West Bengal and Karnataka [partly] are under lockdown till the end of July. Many Districts and towns of Maharashtra are still under lockdown. Nagpur city of Maharashtra and other cities have extended their lockdown till 31st of July 2020. Buldana District in Maharashtra has already announced extension of Lockdown till 21st of August 2020.

Due Date

Various other cities and towns in various states are contemplating of imposing or extending lockdown until next month. Parts of Various cities and towns in the country are under self imposed lockdown because of the spread of the disease and the possible threat to the lives of people.

The Government itself has advised people not to move outside and in our places like Nizamabad, most of the trade associations, fearing the spread, are observing self proclaimed lockdowns and are strictly observing the lockdown rules. It is impossible to trace the victims and in some cases the Health workers [Medical Professionals] themselves are the victims of the Pandemic forcing them to shut down their Hospitals.

Many assesses who are themselves infected are either hospitalized or are under quarantine and are not in a position to discharge their statutory responsibility.

Many trade associations have imposed self lockdowns which in many cases are getting extended beyond 31st July and hence are handicapped from filing their returns.

In the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh too, the pandemic is not relenting and it has taken serious proportions now. The traders have been resorting to ‘self-lock down’ for preventing spread of the disease. People are living in constant fear. In view thereof, it is not possible for the traders and their tax representatives to focus on tax matters now.

In this context, we request you to take fair view of the matter and extend the due date of filing the returns as given hereunder.

The due date of filing the Returns of income may please be extended as under: –

Assessment Year Financial Year Due date to be extended to
2019-20 01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 30th September 2020
2020-21 01-04-2019 to 31-03-2020 31st December 2020

We look forward for a fair consideration on the above stated issue.

Thank you

For Tax Bar Association, Nizamabad

Sd/-

CA. Venkataramana Dhara

Date: 27-07-2020

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66 Comments

  1. Md.Anwer says:

    Honourable Finance minister
    The situation in Bangalore is very serious. The Main business areas are closed since 24th of March. It is still under lockdown. The assessee are finding great difficulty due to closure of business. They don’t have money to discharge tax liabilities. The tax professionals are unable to open there offices. Due to fear factor of Covid 19 no body is in good state of mind. Some banks are not accepting challans due to fear of virus transmission. Due to above reasons kindly extend the filing due date for A.Y.19-20 and 20-21 to 31st March 2021.
    With high regards

  2. Ramesh raja says:

    Pls extend the due date for non Audit returns up to January 2021 and for 44AB Audit cases up to March 2021 for the AY 2020-21 including filing of Audit Reports. Pls remove section 234A Interest for all assesses for this year due to COVID 19.

  3. Navin says:

    When the announcement for the extension was made for 31st July deadline there was belief that lock down will end and normalcy will return. But till now normalcy has not returned infact pandemic is spread far and wide. In city like mumbai trains are not working, staff are not in position to join work. Date for return filing for A.Y. 19-20 and A.Y. 20-21 should be extended till 31st December 2020 and Audit for A.Y 20-21 till 31st March 2021.

  4. Baig murtuza says:

    Dear madam kindly extend the date due to lock down all shops closed in heart of bangalore j c Road Market kalasipalyam chickpet etc till 31.7.2020 still cases of +ve is coming from these areas no body is coming please extend the date humble request

  5. B.Sundaramurthy says:

    As myself and my wife are senior citizens( 70 and 65) respectively, we would request you to kindly extend the last date for filing returns for FY 2019- 20 to March 2021. We file our returns through a CA. Because of the pandemic, we have not stepped out of the house for the last four months and don’t intend to do so in the coming months and have not been able to visit the bank. As the situation is showing no signs of improvement, hence the request

  6. Madhukar says:

    GOVT SHOULD EXTEND THE DATES FOR AY 2019-20 UPTO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 & AY 2020-21 EXTENSION 31ST MARCH 2021 DUE TO ALL OVER COVID19

  7. ARUN CHOUDHARI says:

    PLEASE THE EXTEND THE DUE THE FOR F.Y 2019-20 INCOME TAX RETURN FILE UP TO 30TH SEPT 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS FOR INCOME TAX RETURN FILING DATE

  8. Prakahan says:

    Our state, kerala has now facing sevier cmmunity spread threat. Most of our cities like trivandrun, kochin, calicut are becomes containment zone, so kindle consider extent the due.

  9. Sunny Israni says:

    The Date Should be extended because professionals are not willing to work and neither it is advisable for people to step out and take risk of life for income tax returns. In Covid Scenario extension should be provided till 31.03.2021 as it has been always for many years. Its to the advantage of the Government that refunds wont be needed to be processed.

  10. Madhukar says:

    Government should extend the ITR filing dates for FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) to at least 31st December 2020. Consequently, for the next financial year (FY 2019 -20) ITR date should be extended to January 2021.

  11. RAJASUKUMARAN S says:

    It is very very important to extend the last date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Asst. Year 2019-20 to 31st December 2020 and 2020-21 to March 31.

  12. Anup Dhan Mukherjee says:

    To The Finance Minister
    Govt of India
    Please consider our appeal to extend the time
    Of submission of IT Return -2019 -2020(FY ) as forwarded to your kind self with reasons.
    Regards

  13. Bharatkumar Gandhi says:

    Please sir request for extension AY 2019-20 UPTO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 & AY 2020-21 EXTENSION 31ST MARCH 2021 DUE TO ALL OVER COVID19.

  14. SATYANARAYAN AGARWALA says:

    Sir, Absolutely required extension, Because of we are not able to work due to community spread of Covid 19 in Assam.

  15. S.K. Chaudhuri says:

    Best measure is to EXTEND last date of ITRs for FY 2018-2019 and Due Date of ITRs for FY 2019-2020 up to 31.03.2021 at present considering the horrible situation of the Country. Afterward Govt. can consider further steps according to situation. After all Tax Payers and Tax Professionals are also Human being and COVID danger is also applicable for them.

  16. shiv kumar agrawal says:

    FM should extend due dates for filing of ITR FY 19-20 & 20-21 till March 31st 2021 because pandemic is still continue and there is no hope to end soon. The Govt is also not in a position to process ITR which have already filed.

  17. Sunil Deshmukh says:

    Due to covid situation in maharashtra all district bondry’s are sealed.peopels can’t move and attende the office.please extend the FY 2018-19 Due dates.

  18. Jitendra Khalpada says:

    Also need relaxation in levy of interest u/s 234A as people suffering from cash flow are unable to pay SA Tax by 31st July.

  19. Usha Auditor says:

    Please sir request for extension AY 2019-20 UPTO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 & AY 2020-21 EXTENSION 31ST MARCH 2021 DUE TO ALL OVER COVID19

  20. Babu LONAPPAN says:

    Very many places in Kerala are severely affected by the virus and the situation in Cochin, Calicut and Trivandrum the situation is really worse. Even small town are under triple lockdown and it is humbly requested to extend the both timelimites for AY 2019_20 as well as 2020-21

  21. Ashoke Basu says:

    Government should extend the said date to at least 30 September 2020. Consequently, for the next financial year (2019 to 2020) ITR date should be extended to January 2021.

  22. ANGSHUMAN says:

    DON`T KNOW WHETHER THEY ARE IGNORANT OR PRETENDING TO BE IGNORANT OR ELSE SIMPLY DON`T CARE OF THE PREVAILING SITUATION , BE IT COVID 19 OR FLOODS. PLEASE DO SOME COMMON SENSE THINKING AND ACT FOR HELPING YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN SUFFERINGS…. EXTEND THE DATES AND WAIVE ALL LATE FEES.

  23. Azhar says:

    Dear madam I am from bangalore places like city Market j c Road road kalasipalyam chickpet these areas are the business area of city here lockdown till 31.7.2020 max. c a offices located here All whole sellers shops are in this area. No shop no offices opened please extend the date for, a year 2019_20 humble request please consider the request

  24. Dilip Chatterji Advocate Tax Consutant says:

    Yes time for following ITRs for the AY2019-20, & AY 2020-21 should be extended till 30 th Sept 2020 and 31st Dec2021 due to seriously handicapped, hit by Covid19, and very uncertain life here in West Bengol Kolkata and specially adjoining Districts, Finance Minister has to feel the hardship faced by tax payers, and tough life thereof hence extension as well as relaxation is a must

  25. SHAHABUDDIN says:

    LOCKDOWN MAY OFFICE OPEN KARAY TO POLICE WALAY FINE DALTAY AUR TIME PER INCOME TAX RETURN NAHI FILE KARO TO IT DEPARTMENT WALAY FINE DALTAY KYA MUSIBAT HAI YAAR

  26. PARIMI Balakrisha says:

    Hon’ble finance minister should consider the prevailing conditions and extend the due date for f/y 2018-19 in the interest of tax payers . Hope to hear the extension.

  27. Ranganath Shenoy says:

    Hi all, Frankly speaking this year the filings should be allowed up to March 31, 2021 .The Govts have now started sealing the houses/ offices/shops of those infected. That being the case , there is no guarantee that one can work all the time

    1. Riya says:

      For revised ITR filing of AY 2019-20, will there be penalty applciable under 234(F) or zero penalty as it is extended till 31st July’20

  28. sargam says:

    Sir,
    In this Pandemic, there is no guarantee that C.A. or Company Secretary etc will live or the staff working with C.A. and comapny secretary or assessee offices will remain live or no one can state who when will get infected of Corona so it will be better this year ie for completing the Income Tax, GST or corporate affairs compliances you keep any fix due date

  29. CA Lakshminarasimhan says:

    It is a perfectly valid request for extension. For eg. I myself affected by corona in Chennai. My office is locked by civic authority as a matter of precaution till 5th August. One of my audit staff is also a covid + case Even if I escape from quarantine, still I can’t enter my office

  30. RIDDHI SIDDHI says:

    How can be a Tax Bar Association having Chartered Accountants as a Member. CAs are not Members of Bar Council of India as well as State Bar Councils.. than how can they be members, President & office bearer of Tax Bar Association. Only practicing Advocates holding CoP from State Bar Councils can be a member & office bearer of any Bar Association whether Tax Bar Association or District Bar Association.

  31. PRAKASH D SHAH says:

    Sir, the Hon’ble CBDT must extend the due date of return of income for Asstt. Year 2020-21, as the utility of return of income has not been made available for certain type of return of income (Utility for three type of return is available) .

  32. U M HEGDE, Tax Consultant says:

    People are not able to move from one place to another, no proper transportation. Therefore we request the extention till September 20

  33. pankaj h parekh says:

    Extend all due dates of tax compliance IT GST etc. Upto 31st March 21,as the situation is not improving & seems that may not be better in near future. So instead of wasting everyone time on piecemeal extention, extend at a stretch of one year. Declare that any compliance from 14th March 20 till 31st March 21 will not be subjected to late fees or penalty.

  34. Sargam says:

    Sir,
    As local trains are not working in Mumbai, peoples are not able to attend the Offices and eventhough they start local trains due to community spread fear how people can travel in train so this year govt should consider the extention of due dates for all types of return. Govt should not give importance to due dates. Because if the C.A. and working staff remain live then only returns can be filed.

      1. OM PRAKASH SARAF says:

        THE GOVERNMENT HAS EXTENDED DUE DATES FOR FILING OF INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR ASST. YEAR 2019-2020 AND 2020-2021, BECAUSE BADLY SPREAD OVER OF PENDAMIC DESEASE COVID-19 IN ALL OVER COUNTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED COMPLETE LOCKDOW AND SUGGESTED STAY AT HOME TO DEFEAT THE CHAIN OF COVID-19 AND THIS SITUATION CONTINUE FROM 20/03/2020 TILL 31/07/2020 IN MOST STATE AND SOME STATES HAS ANNOUNCED LOCKDOW TILL 21/08/2020. IN THIS SITUATION HOW THE ASSESSEE CAN FILE THEIR INCOME TAX RETURNS. FURTHER I HAVE TO SAY THAT DUE TO FLOOD AND OVER RAIN, MOST OF THE STATES SUFFER HEAVY LOSS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE AND HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT ABLE TO CONTACT THEIR TAX ADVICATES OR CA. *HENCE, IN THIS SITUATION DUE DATES FOR FILING OF INCOME TAX RETURNS WILL MUST BE EXTENDED FOR BOTH YEARS. THANKS

  35. Jithendra R Malaviya says:

    Also request to extended the GSTR returns for the month of June to Sept 2020 till Nov 30, 2020 due to areawise lockdown.

  36. PREMEN ROY says:

    Please sir request for extension AY 2019-20 UPTO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 & AY 2020-21 EXTENSION 31ST MARCH 2021 DUE TO ALL OVER COVID19

  37. CA. RAJENDRA KAMATH K R says:

    In addition to the request for extension of ITR filing dates, TDS statement filing due dates for Q4 of F.Y. 2019-20 too may be extended atleast by another one month, on account of declaration of containment zone/curfew/tripple lockdown etc. in various parts of the country.

      1. MOHAMMED YASEEN says:

        DUE TO LOCKDOWN AND PANDEMIC CA & THEIR STAFF NOT ATTENDED THE OFFICE. REQUEST TO EXTEND THE DUE DATE FOR AY 2019-2020 UPTO SEPT 2020

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