The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written to the GST Council seeking deferment of 2018-19 GST annual return filing deadline by 3 months till December 31. The last date for filing annual return for 2018-19 fiscal for Goods and Services Tax (GST) registered taxpayer is September 30. In its representation to the GST Council, the ICAI said majority of the offices are working only partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We request to provide appropriate relaxation to the registered persons and extend due dates of filing GST annual return and GST audit for the year 2018–19 by 3 months till December 31, 2020.
This would provide needed relaxation to the trade, in combating the circumstances arising out of coronavirus,” the ICAI said. The Government had in May extended the last date for filing annual GST return for financial year 2018-19 by three months till September 2020.