The Chief Minister of Maharashtra has petitioned Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi to extend the Due Date of filing the GST Returns by three months due to increase in the case of COVID-19 again in Maharashtra. In this article we will discuss on Request for extension of due date of GST Returns.
Request for extension of due date of GST Returns
A mini lockdown is a requirement to mitigate the severe COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, CM Uddhav Thackeray has inscribed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting various measures that can be undertaken.
The first measure implied is a GST extension for three months for small and medium taxpayers. The extension has been asked for the GST of March and April.
Also, CM Thackeray urges for the state to be enabled to use the Gratuitous Relief of Rs 100 per adult per day and Rs 60 per child per day for all the Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAA) and Priority House Hold (PHH) family members whose names are comprised in the AAA and PHH ration cards.
The announced expenditure may be allowed for the States Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) during the current financial year”, read the letter. Thackeray also wishes for the first instalment of the central share of SDRF to be published to the state.
The letter also asked for banks to postpone the instalments of small business owners and producers that are becoming due in the first quarter of the financial year.
Further Request to Central Government
Maharashtra is presently under strict curbs- including Section 144 imposed on the state, due to the surging COVID-19 cases.
The state on April 14 reported 58,952 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 35,78,160, while 278 new casualties dragged the toll to 58,804, the state health department asserted.
Further, In view of an alarming increase in cases, the state government has announced 15-day-long stricter criteria which came into force at 8 pm April 14 and will remain in operation till 7 am on May 1.