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GSTR 9 and 9C FY 2019-20 due date extended once again

Due date of GSTR 9 and 9C for FY 2019-20 has been extended again. FY 2019-20 is the last year of GST Audit, after this GST Audit will be abolished. The last date for FY 19-20 GST Audit was 31st December 2020, however, it was extended till 28th February 2021 and once again extended to 31st march 2021. The press note issued is as follows-

“It may be noted that the due date for furnishing of the Annual returns (GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C) specified under section 44 of the CGST Act read with rule 80 of the CGST rules for the financial year 2019-20 was earlier extended from 31.12.2020 to 28.02.2021 vide Notification No. 95/2020- Central Tax dated 30.12.2020. In view of the difficulties expressed by the taxpayers in meeting this time limit, Government has decided to further extend the due date for furnishing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to 31.03.2021 with the approval of Election Commission of India. This press note is being issued to keep taxpayers informed so that they may plan their return filing accordingly. Suitable notification to give effect to this decision is being issued.”

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