GST Annual Return filing date extends to March 31, 2019
The the government has announced an extension by three months till March 31, 2019. as the deadline of December 31, 2018, to file GST Annual Return.
As stated by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), it has been decided to extend the due date for filing form GSTR-9, form GSTR-9A and form GSTR-9C till March 31, 2019. “The requisite FORMs shall be made available on the GST common portal shortly. Relevant order is being issued,” said the statement.
FORM GSTR-9 and FORM GSTR-9A have been notified dated 04.09.2018 while FORM GSTR-9C has been notified dated 13.09.2018 as part of the CGST Rules.
“The first time annual compliance are new and many nuances are not too well understood even by many large taxpayers. The extended timeline would provide a big relief to the taxpayers to understand the issues and the Government to run an effective
awareness campaign and resolve the open points,”.
There has been a clamor to extend the deadline with The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Thursday urging the finance minister to extend the last date for filing annual goods and services tax return. As per Confederation of All India Traders format of filing of annual GST return is not still available anywhere including the GST website.
“Under this situation, it will impracticable for the traders to file their annual GST return by the stipulated period and as an the immediate measure, the CAIT has urged to extend the last date of filing annual GST return up to March 31, 2019, for the period 2017-18.”
According to GST Rules, various forms have been prescribed for the purpose of return, depending upon the categories of the taxpayers, which are as follows:
The Government has now increased the timelines for taxpayers under 9A, 9C and 9. According to the law fails to file the annual return shall attract a late fee of Rs 200 per day during the period of failure, subject to a maximum of 0.25% of the said Financial Year’s