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CAIT HAS URGED FM TO EXTEND LAST DATE OF FILING ANNUAL GST RETURN

August 23, 2019 11:11 AM

Dharmshala (Vijyender Sharma)

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a communication sent to Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has urged for extension of last date for filing annual GST return in Form GSTR 9 . The last date for filing such return is 31st August, 2019. 

CAIT National President Mr B C Bhartia & Secretary General Mr Praveen Khandelwal while demanding the extension said that prescribed Form GSTR 9 for filing annual return is still very complicated. Many informations demanded in the said Form are totally new and therefore were never included GST software of different companies and their compilation is a gigantic task therefore inspite of best efforts traders are findy it difficult comply with same. 

Both Mr Bhartia ‘ Mr Khandelwal said that many a times the GST portal is not working efficiently preventing the traders from uploading the form. They also said that currently since last more than twenty days internet connectivity in J&K is highly disruptive and flood in various parts of the Country has badly affected the businesses and will take time to them restoring normalcy . 

The CAIT has that under the circumstances the Finance Minister May extend the last date of 31st August to 31st October. It has also said that the GSTR 9 Form should be simplified to the extent that even an ordinary trader may able to file the return himself.

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