Jalgaon CAs and Tax Practitioners condemned autocratic attitude of Income Tax Dep for denial to extend due dates
Jalgaon condemned autocratic attitude of Income Tax Department after yesterday’s denial to extend due dates , submitted letter addressed to FM
via District Collector wearing Black ribbons
Jalgaon CAs and Tax Practitioners Representations/2020-21
To, Honourable The Finance Minister, 134, North Block, New Delhi – 110011
Sub: Resentment towards Approach of FMO, CBDT, CBIC on Direct-Indirect Taxes & Corporate Affairs
Apropos the above, we wish to submit as under-
1. It is well known that the Chartered Accountants and the Tax Professionals play a crucial role in the tax collection system and act as an important link between the tax collectors and the tax payers.
2. The response by the CBDT and CBIC not to extend the due dates to reasonable extent, especially in the background of badly affected lives due the pandemic of COVID19, and represented by many tax professional’s organisations, is totally oblivion of the crucial role of the tax professionals and the difficulties faced by the tax payers. Over and above, in view of the order of Hon. High Court of Gujarat, which clearly suggested to extend the dates to reasonable time, the order of the CBDT dt. 11 January, 2021, refusing to extend the dates any further, is highly condemned.
Resentment FMO, CBDT, CBIC on Direct-Indirect Taxes & Corporate Affairs, Jalgaon Tax Professionals
3. The reasons to extend the dates are manifold and are represented by many organisations in a thoughtful manner and are already on your table. We better not repeat the same.
4. Resultantly, apart from the stress on the tax professionals and the assessees, tax assessees a going to suffer due to the adamant approach. Not only this but the litigations are going to increase due to the paucity of time in completing and uploading the audits and the returns, which will frustrate the very purpose achieved to small extent by the Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme.
5. This representation is not only to condemn the adamant approach but to suggest a practical solution also.
6. A pragmatic approach of staggering and spread of the dates in order of priority over a period of time till 31′ March, 2021 would be advisable on both the sides. This will ease out the stress and the burden on the system, the tax professionals and tax payers as well.
7. Last more than 10 years’ data shows that the date of audit had to be extended time and again in view of various factors. Should this not be a guide to all?
8. The hue and cry of the bleeding stake holders is demanding a permanent solution. Kindltake a logical and cooperative view of the matter and rethink over the issues for a long term solution and oblige.