Last date of filing GST annual returns stretched by 3 months to 30 November

The finance ministry on Monday said the last date for filing annual GST returns has been stretched by a quarter of a year to November 30 as taxpayers were confronting technical issues in furnishing returns.

Prior, GST taxpayers were to file required returns by August 31.

“Thus it is educated that the last date for furnishing of annual return in the Form GSTR-9/Form GSTR-9A and reconciliation statement in the Form GSTR-9C for the financial year 2017-18 is extended from August 31, 2019 to November 30, 2019,” the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said in an announcement.

GSTR 9 is an annual return to be filed yearly by taxpayers enrolled under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). It comprises of details about the outward and internal supplies made or received under various tax heads.

While stretching the date, the CBIC said “certain technical issues are being confronted” by the taxpayers by which anuual return for the period July 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 couldn’t be furnished by people registered under GST.

GSTR-9C is filed by those whose yearly turnover surpasses ?2 crore. It is an announcement of reconciliation between GSTR-9 and the audited annual financial statement, while GSTR-9A is the annual return to be filed the individuals who have decided on the Composition Scheme under GST.

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