All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (CZ) has requested CBDT that due date of filing return of income u/s 139(1) for all the assesses be suitably extended, to 28.02.2021,from the current extended due date of 31.12.2020 for AY 2020-21. Simultaneously, the ‘specified date’ for filing tax audit reports be extended from 31.12.2020 to 28.02.2021 as well for AY 2020-21. & Tax audit Income tax return filing date be extended to 31.3.2021. Extension of due date of VIVAD SE VISHWAS (VSV) to 31.01.2021 from existing date 31.12.2020. Relevant Text of the Representation is as follows:-

Dated: 19.12.2020

To

Shri Pramod Chandra Mody
Central Board of Direct Taxation
Income Tax Department,

New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Subject: Request for extension of due dates of Tax Audit Reports/ITR for A.Y. 2020-21 under Income-tax Act, 1961

i. Tax Audit Reports and related returns

ii. Income Tax Return Forms for AY 2020-21

iii. Vivad se Vishwas Scheme

AIFTP on behalf of stakeholders wish to bring to your kind notice the issues/concerns being faced by taxpayers/members due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant need to further extend the due date of filing ITR Forms and Tax Audit report and other related returns/reports for AY 2020-21.

We request to suitably extend all the due dates of various compliances under Income-tax Act, 1961 for the current financial year and specifically the due date of filing return of income u/s 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and the ‘specified date’ for filing tax audit reports for AY 2020-21.

The said representation referred to the prevailing COVID situation in various States and continuing & frequent lockdowns due to increasing corona cases in various citiesmaking the tasks of filing returns etc. and availing services of professionals practically impossible. There is a genuine case for extension of due dates of ITR and Tax Audit Report in the whole of India. During the month of December, there are many other compliances to be made like payment of Advance tax, Vivad se Vishwas (VSV), filing of relevant GST returns, GST Annual Returns.. over & above the Tax audit &Income tax returns.

CBDT has also made changes in Form No. 3CD recently vide Notification No. 82/2020 dated 01.10.2020, which is time consuming &requires certification thereby increasing the compliance burden of the assesses concerned. The online java utility for the same is updated in November, 2020 only. Apart from the major issues arising due to COVID 19 pandemic hampering compliances regarding filing of ITR forms and Tax audit reports, certain concerns like delay in release of online e-filing utilities & continuous and regular updation in the Schemas of the ITR/TAR Form filing utility and detailed information to be provided in notified ITR forms requires time, needs to be kept in mind for considering the due dates extension.

Suggestion(s):

In view of the above and in the interest of the all stakeholders, it is once again humbly requested that the due date of filing return of income u/s 139(1) for all the assesses be suitably extended, to 28.02.2021,from the current extended due date of 31.12.2020 for AY 2020-21.

Simultaneously, the ‘specified date’ for filing tax audit reports be extended from 31.12.2020 to 28.02.2021 as well for AY 2020-21. & Tax audit Income tax return filing date be extended to 31.3.2021.

Extension of due date of VIVAD SE VISHWAS (VSV) to 31.01.2021 from existing date 31.12.2020

As statutorily, it may not be possible to have same due dates to file ITR and TAR, then suitable amendment may be made in section 139 for the same.

Further, all the other due dates of compliances under Income-tax Act, 1961 (TDS/TCS/ Section 11(1A)/54/54F/Advance tax payments etc.) be suitably extended to enable assesses to meet such deadlines

We hope that our suggestions would be favorably considered.

With Warin Regards

PANKAJ GHIYA
Chief Advisor
9829013626
RAJESH MEHTA
VICE PRESIDENT CZ
9827036956
SANDEEP AGRAWAL
Secretary AIFTP CZ
9414142195
VINAY JOLLY
Chairman AIFTP CZ
9414043300

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S. No. Date Association Particulars with link
1 9 Dec 2020 Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioners Extend due dates of Tax Audit & ITR for AY 2020–21
2 12 Dec 2020 Gujarat Sales Tax Bar Extend GSTR-9/9A/9C due date for FY 2019-20 to 30/06/2021
3 12 Dec 2020 Chamber of Tax Consultants Extend due dates for Tax/Transfer Pricing Audit & ITR for AY 2020-21
4 12 Dec 2020 Tax Practitioner’s Association, Indore Extend due dates for filing Tax/TP Audit Report & ITR for AY 2020-21
5 14 Dec 2020 AGFTC, ITBC and CAA Extend due dates of Tax Audit Reports/ITR for A.Y. 2020-21
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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19 Comments

  1. Sarfraz says:

    Dear Madam,
    With respect to the situation on the Filing of returns I request you to please consider the need of an hour for extending the Time period for filing the ITR .

  2. Navneet Jain says:

    Respected madam

    My chartered accountant is suffering from covid 19. He is quarantine from last 2 days and will quarantine for 15 days. I will not be able to file my audit report on time. Please extend the date immediately for minimum one month and give mental relief to millions of taxpayers

  3. CA. GOPAL KRISHNA CHAKRABORTY says:

    RESPECTED F M
    KINDLY CONSIDER THE EXTENSION OF DUE DATE OF FILING ITR/TAR FOR A Y 2020-21 DUE TO FOLLOWING REASONS :-
    1) CORONA PANDENIC
    2) SHORTAGE OF STAFF FOR ABOVE REASON
    3) COMMUNICATION GAP WITH CLIENTS.
    4) UNAVAILABLE BANK DOCUMENTS TIMELY.
    5) PHYSICAL VERIFICATION WAS NOT POSSIBLE AT LODOWN PD.
    6) FREQUENTLY CHANGE OF SCHEMA.

  4. Ca CP says:

    Please consider this request. All Practicing CA and Accountants has lots of work to do. And all most everyone has so many pending returns to file. Please Extend the due date. Kindly consider this matter, Because all clients are daily calling us for filling return, they dont have provide document at early, now they are hurrying up. Its really creat pressure for all of us. Please its humble request kindly extend due date. Thanks

  5. MOHAMMAD ASLAM says:

    अगर इतनी सर्दी न होती तो ऑडिट का कार्य पूर्ण हो जाता विगत वर्षो में ऑडिट का कार्य शीतकालीन सत्र से पहले निपट जाता था इस बार कोरोना की वजह से ऑडिट का कार्य देरी से शुरू हुआ इस लिए वर्तमान में सरकार उचित समय अवधि प्रदान करे धन्यवाद

  6. azhar says:

    dear madam kindly extend the date, yesterday in my car so many things stolen because of night work, around so many robbery started if we sit fear of these robbers, clients dont want to take risk., because of news of robbery. At the same time police also forcing us to close by 10.00pm, please extend the date by tomorow madam humble request.

  7. VIJAY AGGARWAL says:

    SIR/MADAM, IT IS A GEUNINE AND REASONABLE NEED OF THE HOUR TO ANNOUNCE EXTENSION OF TAX AUDIT DUE DATE AND DUE DATE FOR NON AUDIT RETURNS BECAUSE THIS YEAR PROFESSIONALS ARE EXTREMELY FEELING SHORTAGE OF TIME BECAUSE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IS NOT WELL PREPARED FOR TAX AUDITS BECAUSE OF CORONE. THIS PANDEMIC HAS INCREASED WORRIES OF PEOPLE IN GENERAL WHICH HAVE OVERPOWERED THEM THAN WORRY RELATED TO SUBMISSION OF TAX AUDIT REPORT OR ITR IN NON AUDIT CASE. PEOPLE IN GENERAL ARE NOT DEVOTING TIME TO THIS ASPECT. WE PROFESSIONALS OUTPUT IS DEPENDENT ON INPUT OF BUSINESS COMMUNITY. SO IT IS IN NATIONAL INTEREST TO ANNOUNCE EXTENSION AS REQUESTED IN RPRESENTATION. KINDLY DO ANNOUNCE. IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE AND OUR NATION IS GOING TO BE BENEFITTED IF WE PEOPLE DO PREPARE REPORTS WITH RELAXED BRAIN. BRAIN GETS TENSE WHEN IT IS SEEN THAT LAST DATE IS APPROACHING FAST

  8. CA NARENDRA SEKSARIA says:

    RESPECTED FM-GOVT PL PL LISTEN TO OUR PAINS –15 REPRESENTATIONS EACH DAY DELAY-FEAR -ANXIETY -DISTRESS -TENSION -ANNOUNCE TODAY-TOMORROW IS TOO LATE

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