Due date of GST Returns in Flood affected States should be extended


   

Due date of GST Returns in Flood affected States should be extended

THE WESTERN MAHARASHTRA TAX PRACTITIONERS’ ASSOCIATION has made a representation to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Union Minister of Finance, Government of India & Chairperson – GST Council requesting  extension of due date for filing of GST Return for flood effected areas of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala Andhra Pradesh Gujarat.

Due date of GST Returns in Flood affected States should be extended

Date: 14th Aug 2019

To,

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance and
Chairman, Goods and Service Tax Council
Ministry of Finance, Government of India,
North Block, New Delhi — 110001

Subject: Request for Relief by way of Due date Extension for GST Annual Return and Monthly Return, from Disastrous Flood Situation in state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala Andhra Pradesh Gujarat

Respected Madam,

The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association — WMTPA, (formerly known as The ITSTP Association) was formed in 1950 with the object to assist the professionals and resolve common problem faced by the tax professional. WMTPA is one of the largest associations of Tax Practitioner in Maharashtra state and having about 1400+ members consisting of Tax consultants, advocates, chartered accountants & cost accountants who are practicing in taxation, corporate and other allied laws. Association’s primary objective is to help the members to get acquaint with changes in various laws as well to help the government, by representing, issues faced by taxpayers as well as professionals.

We have written to your good self of various issues faced by taxpayer and professionals while filing GST Annual Return and Audit. Recently, Chairman of CBIC, Shri Pranab Das, in his letter dated 6th Aug 2019, has expressed serious concern on compliance status of Form GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C, as only around 1% said forms are filed till date. One of the reasons for this lesser compliance percentage is complexity of form and irrelevant complex information asked in said form. Due date for filing these forms is 31st Aug 2019.

However, now said compliance situation is going to be worst in coming days, due to heavy rain in various parts of country, which has destroyed daily life of millions of people.

a) We would like to highlight to your good office, of which you must be aware that, there is heavy rainfall in state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andra Pradesh and Gujarat which has caused disastrous situation of flood.

b) Heavy Rain and Flood in above mentioned state has severely impacted personal, working and professional life of all individual, Taxpayer and Professional living in these state

c) Neither Tax payer are able to communicate to professionals, nor professionals are not able to communicate tax payer for GST Compliance.

d) Office of Tax payer and Professionals are badly damaged due to flood.

e) Life of all people in above mentioned state sareseverely impacted.

Therefore, it is impossible for taxpayers of above mentioned states, to do any Tax compliance for coming 1-2 month, until situation improves and come back to normal. We are deeply saddened  that, still there is nosuomotorelief by way of date Extension by GST Council, knowing the situation on all these state. GST Council should help in such situation to taxpayer, who contribute for growth of country by several means.

It is unhuman, to ask to do tax compliance, file monthly and annual GST Return for all taxpayer within above mentioned states. Indeed, somehow, we all are trying to help severely affected people by way of supplying food and Medical Help.

Therefore, we humbly request for immediate

⇒ Three month Date Extension for GST Annual Return (GSTR 9, GSTR 9A) and GST Reconciliation Statement ( GSTR 9C) up to 30th Nov 2019

⇒ Due Date Extension for Monthly / Quarterly GST Return of July 19 and Aug 19 up to 30th Nov 2019

We are hopeful that government will understand concern explained by us and will come out with positive action on urgent basis.

Thanking you with Warm Regards,

For The Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association

Navneetlal Bora
President The WMTPA
CA Swapnil Munot
Chairman, CGST L&R Committee
Anil Vakharia
Chairman, SGST L&R Committee
 Narenda Sonawane
Convenor , GST L&R Committee

CC:

1) Hon’ble GST Council Secretariat
5th Floor, Tower II, Jeevan Bharti Building, Janpath Road,
Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001

2) Hon’ble State Finance Minister, Maharashtra State
Mantralaya Mumbai — 400032

3) Hon’ble Chief Commissioner of Central Tax,
GST Bhavan, Opp — Wadia College, Pune 411001

4) Hon’ble Commissioner CGST Audit I, of Central Tax,
GST Bhavan, Opp — Wadia College, Pune 411001

5) Hon’ble Commission of State Tax, Maharashtra State,
GST Bhavan, Mazgaon, Mumbai — 400010

6) Hon’ble Additional Commission of State Tax, Maharashtra State,
GST Bhavan, Airport Road, Pune 411001

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You May Also Refer :

Extension of GST, Income Tax due dates falling in Aug & Sep 2019

Extension of due date for filing of GSTR -9, 9A and 9C for F.Y. 2017-18

Extension of Due Dates for filing Annual GST Returns


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