Government Extends Due Date of GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C till October 31
GSTR-9 is an annual return to be filed yearly by taxpayers registered under GST. It consists of details regarding the outward and inward supplies made/received during the relevant previous year under different tax heads i.e. CGST, SGST & IGST and HSN codes. Basically, it is a consolidation of all the monthly/quarterly returns (GSTR-1, GSTR-2A, GSTR-3B) filed in that year. Though complex, this return helps in extensive reconciliation of data for 100\% transparent disclosures.
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has extended the due date for filing GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement) for the Financial Year 2018 – 19 to be extended to 31st October 2020.
Earlier the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written to the GST Council seeking deferment of 2018-19 GST annual return filing deadline by three months till December 31. The government had in May extended the last date for filing annual GST return for financial year 2018-19 by three months till September 2020.