CBIC notifies Extension of Due Date for filing GST Annual Return for FY 2018-19 [Read Notification]

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The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has notified the extension of due date for filing GSTR-9 (GST Annual Return) for the Financial Year 2018 – 19 till 30th June 2020.

The Notification issued by CBIC said that, the time limit for furnishing of the annual return specified under section 44 of the said Act read with rule 80 of the said rules, electronically through the common portal, for the financial year 2018-2019 till 30.06.2020.

The GST Council had also recommended that, Late fees not to be levied for delayed filing of the Annual Return and the Reconciliation Statement for the financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19 for taxpayers with aggregate turnover less than Rs. 2 crores.

The GST Council also announced the Relaxation to MSMEs from the furnishing of Reconciliation Statement in FORM GSTR-9C, for the financial year 2018-19, for taxpayers having aggregate turnover below Rs. 5 crores.

The due date of filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the Financial Year 2017-18 has been ended on 7th February 2020.

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