GST returns extended till March 31

The Finance Ministry has extended the due date for filing annual return by three months till 31st March 2019.

“The competent authority has decided to extend the due date for filing FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and FORM GSTR-9C till 31st March, 2019,” a statement issued by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom (CBIC) said, while adding that the requisite forms shall be made available on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) common portal shortly. Earlier, the last date was December 31, 2018.

Various trade and industry bodies had demanded the due date be extended. Their contention was that till today the format of filing of annual GST Return and even option is not available anywhere including on the GST website.