GST annual return filing deadline extended one month ahead

New Delhi: The central government has extended the deadline to file GST annual return and audit report for the financial year 2018-19 by one month. Now taxpayers can file GST returns annually till 31 October 2020. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) tweeted, ‘In view of the Model Code of Conduct, after receiving the appropriate approval from the Election Commission, the government has given 30 days on the due date for filing annual returns under GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C. Has been increased from September 2020 to 31 October 2020.

Earlier, in May, the government had extended the last date for filing annual GST returns for 2018-19 for three months till September 2020. GSTR-9 is an annual return, filed by taxpayers under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Under this, complete information about business activities of the year has to be given. GSTR-9C is a type of audit form, which is considered a declaration of cohesion between GSTR-9 and the audited annual financial statement.

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