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Due Date For Filing 2018-19 Annual GST Returns Extended Till December 31

Due Date For Filing 2018-19 Annual GST Returns Extended Till December 31

The government on Saturday extended the due date for furnishing annual GST or goods and services tax returns for financial year 2018-19 by two months. The new deadline is December 31, instead of October 31. This is applicable to businesses filing annual returns as well as audit reports for the year to March 31, 2019. Earlier, the taxman had extended the due date by a month till October 31.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said the government has been receiving a number of representations on the need to extend the due date for filing the return (Form GSTR-9) and the reconciliation statement (Form GSTR-9C) for financial year 2018-19.