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Date for filing GST return for FY19 extended to September 30

Date for filing GST return for FY19 extended to September 30

Goods & Services Tax (GST) assesses can breathe easy on the compliance front. The Finance Ministry has extended the date for filing annual return for financial year 2018-19 till September 30. At the same time NIL return can be filed through Short Messaging Service (SMS).
The Ministry has also notified extending the validity of e-way bill, expiring between March 20-April15, till May 31. This will facilitate smooth movement of trucks stranded at various places all across the country post announcement of lockdown.
Late in the evening on Tuesday, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified five changes important from the point of compliance. All these intend to provide relief to various categories of GST assesses.

In one notification, the Board permitted assesses to file annual return for fiscal year 2018-19 by September 30 as against earlier date of June 30. It is mandatory to file an annual return. There are three annual return forms, GSTR 9, GSTR 9A and GSTR 9C. Every GST assessee (those who submitted all the monthly return forms of GSTR 3B and GSTR 1) has to file an annual return in GSTR 9.

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