GSTR Filing date of June 30th is unlikely to be extended, says ADG, Directorate General of GST

No.PR-17

May 17, 2019

New Delhi

GSTR Filing date of June 30th is unlikely to be extended, says ADG, Directorate General of GST

Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax on Friday clarified the last date for filing GST Return of June 30th, 2019 is unlikely to be extended any further and that industry should be prepared enough to submit its returns well in time within the scheduled date.

The aforesaid observation was made by the Additional Director General, Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax, Mr S K Rahman here today, while addressing a Conclave on “Practical Aspects of GST Audit Report (GSTR-9C) and How to Fill Up the Form Clause by Clause” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).

Mr Rahman also indicated that a package of amendment is being prepared within the government pertaining to various rules and regulations relating to GST and specifically those set of rules and regulations that are required to be revisited for the consideration of GST Council after the new government is formed.

Explaining about extension of June 30th deadline for filing of GST returns, Mr Rahman indicated that already enough time has been given to industry to file their returns with proper homework and consultations with qualified tax experts and therefore, extension on this front is highly unlikely. Thus industry should prepare itself to honour their tax filing returns as scheduled by June 30th, 2019 only, stated the Additional Director General.

Likewise, a package is also being prepared by the concerned stakeholders in the government to suggest amendments in existing GST rules and regulations wherever felt necessary following consultations with all partners so that these can be done in one go after the new government assumes office.

Chairman, Indirect Taxes Committee, PHDCCI, Mr Bimal Jain in his welcome remarks came out with host of issues relating to GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C suggesting heavy pruning in their sizes as well as Tables and demanded emphasizing that lot more still requires to set the system in right perspective for the benefit of trade and industry.

He also suggested that time limit for availing credit for financial year 2017-18 should be extended up to June 30, 2019, which is last date to file GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C.

Among others who were also present on the occasion consisted of SKP Business Consulting LLP, Mr Bhadresh Vyas; Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Mr Tushar Aggarwal and Principal Director, PHDCCI, Mr Abhi Narayan Mishra.

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal

Consultant (PR)