GST- Annual Return Due Date For FY 2019-20

Under GST Regime Annual Return includes GSTR 9, 9A, and 9C (Reconciliation Statement) for normal taxpayers. Due to the COVID impact, these annual returns could not be filed in time. Considering the challenges faced in COVID-19, the government has extended the GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2019-20.

GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2019-20

The Government has been receiving a number of representation regarding the extension of the due date for filing Annual Return (GSTR 9 and 9A) and Reconciliation Statement (GSTR 9C) for FY 2019-20 on the grounds that on account of COVID-19 pandemic related lockdown and restriction, the normal operation of businesses have still not been possible in several parts of the country.

Extension of GSTR 9 Due Date For FY 2019-20: In view of the same, on the recommendations of the GST Council, the Finance Ministry extends the due date for filing the annual return (9 and 9A) and reconciliation statement (9C) for Financial Year 2019-20 from 31st December 2020 to 31st March 2021.

It may please be noted that filing of Annual Return (Form GSTR 9 and 9A) for 2019-20 is optional for taxpayers who had aggregate turnover below Rs. 2 Crore. The filing of the reconciliation statement in form 9C for FY 2019-20 is also optional for the taxpayers having aggregate turnover up to Rs. 5 Crore.

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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