google.com, pub-7005347536103574, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Can extended the Last Date of the Financial Year 31st March 2020 due to Corona Virus Crisis & Relief Taxpayers & Professionals expect from Govt of India ? google.com, pub-7005347536103574, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Can extended the Last Date of the Financial Year 31st March 2020 due to Corona Virus Crisis & Relief Taxpayers & Professionals expect from Govt of India ?




The Pandemic of COVID-19 is spreading all over the country like a wildfire now. The government in many states have passed orders to close down educational institutions, government offices, malls, etc. i.e places of social gatherings, and have permitted the workers to “Work from home” as a preventive measure against the known “CORONA VIRUS”. Why aren’t the professional firms closing their offices and not providing work from home to their staff and officers?

COVID-19 virus is indeed a big epidemic. But 31st March also a very important deadline which cannot be ignored at all. In spite of the widespread of the Corona Virus, the government has not yet extended the due dates for tasks which are to be wrapped up before 31st March 2020. The taxpayers might have to pay heavy penalties if the important tasks are not closed down before 31st March. Hence it becomes obligatory for tax professionals to carry on with their work. As a part of economic package relief from corona, few relief may be given to taxpayers.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, which are the due dates under GST law which may be extended by the government of India?

The following due dates may be extended by the government of India?:

1. Due dates GSTR-3B 31st March, 2020 or late fees should be waived?
2. Due dates for taxpayers to convert under Composition scheme from FY 20-21?.

Due to spread of COVID-19, which are the due dates under the Income Tax Act which may be extended by the government of India?

Following due dates may be extended by the government of India:

1. The last date for filing the Income-tax return for the F.Y 2018-19 is 31st March 2020 with payment of late fees of Rs. 10,000/-. The due date for the same may be extended till 30th April 2020 ?.
2. The due date to pay advance tax was 15th of March. The government may with Interest allow taxpayer to pay advance tax till 30th April 2020?.
What are the other tax matters that should be given relief?

The other deadlines that should be considered and given relief are:

1. The government should waive-off penalties or late fee or interest, in case of delayed discharge of any statutory dues under IT Act.
2. The government should also give instructions to Tax officers to put a temporary hold on the fixation of personal hearings under the IT Act;
3. The government should issue instructions to the adjudicating/appellate authorities to not pass any order ex-prates.
4. The government should issue instructions to the adjudicating/appellate authorities for considering the requests for the adjournments.

What should the government learn from this?

The economy was already at slowdown and now facing a bigger crisis due to Corona Virus. The revenue authorities already have the low collection and are in need of funds for fighting against the Corona Virus, When the government is saying Work from Home, the same thing may apply for Tax Professionals also.
But this will only happen if the government extends the due dates in the month of March i.e
Government says ‘Kar-Bharo’ while Tax Payers says ‘Ruko !!! Aaya hai Corona Virus and Locked Down in hole of India fight against Corona Virus



What can we do Sir? After 31st March 2020, if the all India will continue the Lock Down Process? And how to file our Income Tax Return for A.Y. 2020-21?


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