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Indirect Tax Alert: Extension of last date for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR9-C for FY 2019-20

March 02, 2021

Due date for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for FY19-20 extended till 31 March 2021

In view of the difficulties expressed by the taxpayers, the Government has decided to further extend the due date for furnishing of GST Annual Return in Form GSTR-9 and GST Reconciliation Statement in Form GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to 31st March 2021 with the approval of Election Commission of India vide press note dated 28th February 2021 issued by Ministry of Finance followed by the issuance of Notification No. 04/ 2021– Central Tax dated 28th February 2021 by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

Earlier, the Due date for furnishing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 was 28.02.2021.

The extension may provide much-needed relief to businesses and is likely to facilitate tax compliance.

Source:  Press Note dated 28th February 2021 and Notification No. 04/ 2021- Central Tax dated 28th February 2021

Last updated: 02/03/2021

Article contributed by:

CA. Pankaj Bansal

Assistant Manager, Indirect Taxation

MBG Corporate Services

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