GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2020-21

Under GST, after the end of the financial year, it is required to file an annual return in form GSTR 9. It is not mandatory for all the assessee but needs to be done as per the notification or circulars issued by the GST department. Under this post, we will know about the GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2020-21.

GSTR 9 annual return for normal taxpayers

GSTR 9 is an annual return to be filed yearly by normal taxpayers registered under GST. It consists of details regarding the outward and inward supplies made received during the relevant previous year. It is a consolidation of all the monthly/quarterly returns filed in that year.

Who Should file GSTR 9?

All taxpayers registered under GST must file their GSTR 9, however, the following persons are not required to file GSTR9-

  • Composition Taxpayers
  • Casual Taxable Person
  • Input service distributors
  • A non-resident taxable person
  • Person paying TDS under section 51 of the CGST Act.

GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2020-21

Normally, the due date of GSTR 9 is 31st December of the next financial year but current update due dates are as under-

Financial YearOriginal Due DateExtended/Revised Due date
2017-1831st December 201807th February 2020
2018-1931st December 201931st December 2020
2019-2031st December 202031st March 2021
2020-2131st December 202128th February 2022

GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2020-21- The due date of furnishing annual return in form GSTR-9 & self-certified reconciliation statement in Form GSTR-9C for the financial year 2020-21 has been extended from 31.12.2021 to 28.02.2022. Notification No. 40/2021-Central Tax dated 29.12.2021 to this effect has been issued.

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GSTR 9 late fees and penalty

The late fee for not filing the GSTR 9 within the due date is Rs. 100 per day per Act. It means that the late fee under the CGST Act is Rs. 100 per day and the late fee under SGST Act is Rs. 100 per day.

Thus the total liability of Rs. 200 per day of default. This is subject to a maximum of 0.25% of the taxpayer’s turnover in the relevant state or union territory. However, there is no late fee on IGST yet.

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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