The GST department has now extended the due date of filing GSTR-9 & 9C for all the taxpayers having the annual turnover of INR 5 crore.
As we know, the entire world is facing the blight of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, or the COVID-19. The increasing number of cases of Coronavirus infection is a matter of great concern. The Indian government has already imposed a lockdown till 17th May 2020, so as to stop the spread of Coronavirus infection.
1. Why the government extended the due date to file GSTR-9 & 9C?
Due to the lockdown situation, most of the businesses having GST registration are now unable to timely meet their GST compliance. Hence, the GST department has now announced that the Due-date for the annual GST return filing in GSTR-9 and reconciliation statement in GSTR-9C for FY 2018-19 is now extended to 30th September 2020.
Read the CBIC Circular.
2. What measures are taken to simplify the filing of GSTR-9 & 9C?
Apart from the extension of the due date for filing GSTR-9 & 9C, the GST department had also stated that the said GST return filing forms will now be quite easy to file.
The annual GST return filing process has already simplified by the GST department. Multiple columns have now been made optional to fill.
Know in detail:- 8 Changes in Annual GST Return
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