GSTR 9/9C Due Date Extended
GSTR 9 annual return and GSTR 9C reconciliation statement due date for FY 2017-18 has once again been extended. Press Information Bureau of India has released that revised due date for GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C is 31st December, 2019 for FY 2017-18 and 31st March, 2020 for FY 2018-19. The earlier due date being 30th November, 2019.
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The decision for extension may be taken keeping in mind the decision made in the 37th GST Council meeting wherein simplified forms for GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C were to be introduced.
It is mentioned in the press release that certain aspects of GSTR 9 with respect to split of input tax credit into inputs, input services and capital goods may not be required, HSN code details may not be required resulting in simplification of GSTR 9.
Further, with this extension, the taxpayer shall get enough time to file these returns with accuracy and if simplified forms are introduced it shall be easier for taxpayers to file the returns ensuring 100% compliance.
We can thus say that timely extension of GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C has brought relief to all taxpayers and Chartered Accountants who were struggling to file these forms.