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Government extends due date for GSTR-9 and GSTR 9C till October 31

Government extends due date for GSTR-9 and GSTR 9C till October 31

The Government on Wednesday extended the due date to file GSTR9 and 9C for 2018-19 by a month.

“After obtaining due clearances from the Election Commission in view of the Model Code of Conduct, Government has extended due date for furnishing Annual Return in GSTR-9 and GSTR 9C for 2018-19 from 30.09.2020 to 31.10.2020,” said a tweet from Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

"With the GST annual compliance date coinciding with implementation of e-invoicing, the industry had given up hope on meeting both the statutory deadlines. Though announced at the last moment, still the deferment is likely to bring some respite to the industry,” said Harpreet Singh, Partner, KPMG in India.

Earlier the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written to the GST Council seeking deferment of 2018-19 GST annual return filing deadline by three months till December 31. The government had in May extended the last date for filing annual GST return for financial year 2018-19 by three months till September 2020.

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