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Due date for GST Annual Return Filing of FY2018-19 extended

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The due date for filing of the Annual Return for the Financial Year 2018-19 has been extended till 30th June 2020 as notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

The notification that was issued by the CBIC said, “The time limit for furnishing of the annual return specified under section 44 of the said Act read with rule80 of the said rules, electronically through the common portal, for the financial year 2018-19 till 30.06.2020.

On their 39th GST council meeting, it was also discussed that the Annual Return filing for those whose turnover is less than 5 crores has been made optional.

The GST council also recommended that the late fees not to be levied for delayed filing of the Annual Return GSTR9 and the reconciliation statement GSTR9C for the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 for taxpayers with aggregate turnover are less than 2 crores.

The due date for filing of GSTR9 and GSTR9C for FY 2017-18 has ended on 27th February 2020.