Bombay HC dismisses plea for GSTR9/9C due date extension
The Bombay High Court dismissed the plea of the Goods and Service Tax Practitioners’ Association’s plea for GSTR9/9C due date extension.
The petitioners, Goods and Service Tax Practitioners’ Association, Mumbai, and its President MR. Raj Pravin Shah preferred the writ petition for a direction to the respondents to extend the periodicity of filing of annual returns in the State of Maharashtra until complete lock-down is lifted or until the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves completely. The petitioners further sought the direction to the respondents to extend periodicity of limitation of filing of annual returns for the year 2019-20 in the State of Maharashtra under section 44 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017
In recent days, there has been an increase in the number of cases of people being infected with covid-19
Lock-down imposed in the State of Maharashtra has not yet been completely withdrawn. As a matter of fact, several areas in the State of Maharashtra have seen fresh lock-downs in different forms in the recent past.
The Court Said
We also take note of the fact that it is the professional body of GST practitioners who are before us and not any individual taxable person expressing any difficulty in adhering to the extended timeline of 28.02.2021. In the circumstances, the Court is not inclined to entertain the writ petition,” the court while dismissing the writ petition ruled.