Deadline for filing GST returns extended till March 31
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Deadline for filing GST returns extended till March 31

The government extended the deadline for filing GST annual returns for 2019-20 fiscal by a month till March 31

New Delhi: Centre on Sunday extended the deadline for filing annual GST returns for the financial year 2019-20 till March 31. Earlier the deadline for filing the returns was extended February 28.

In a statement on Sunday, the Department of Revenue said that the decision has been taken considering the difficulties expressed by the taxpayers in meeting the deadline.

"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," it said.

GSTR 9 is nothing but an annual return to be filed yearly by taxpayers registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). It contains details regarding the outward and inward supplies made or received under different tax domes.

(With inputs from IANS)

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