Request to Extend Due Date For Submitting Tax Audit Report & Filing IT Returns
Tax Bar Association, Kota has created a letter to request an extension of the due date for submitting the Tax Audit Report and for filing IT Returns to 31st March 2021 to ameliorate the difficulties faced by the assessee during this corona timeframe.
Tax Bar Association, Kota
Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji
Union Minister of Finance,
Ministry of Finance,
Govt. of India,
Most Respected Madam,
RE: Due Date Extension for submitting Tax Audit Report and for filing IT Returns
We tend to appreciate the commitment and efforts of the Government to re-orient tax administration to create it pro-tax payers and facilitate them for doing business. Within the series of tax reforms, the Prime Minister recently proclaimed some reformatory measures throughout the launch of the “Transparent Taxation – abidance the Honest” platform like anonymous Assessment, faceless appealing process, and Taxpayers’ Charter.
As a part of Covid 2019 relief measures varied due dates for filing the IT Returns for F.Y. 2019-20 (A.Y.2020-21) stand extended to thirtieth November. 2020 for every kind of taxpayer and Tax Audit kind from Sept. 30th, 2020 to31st October., 2020.
However, the corona pandemic has vastly affected humans, immunogen doesn’t seem to be nonetheless accessible, and the stress is on taking in-depth precautions like hygiene protocol, social distancing so on. This virus is spreading exponentially region-wise. The part of the country continues to be in lockdown and imposing strict quarantine to manage the unfold of the disturbance of this extremely disease. There are restrictions on travel from one place to a different place. The chaotic state of affairs for assessee and tax professionals forces us to request for extension of the due date for filing of Tax Audit Report and IT Returns, as a result, it’s the assessee who has to get agonized and face the results of the delay of filing of returns.
Tho’ the CBDT has extended the due dates for filing of the IT Returns, however considering the nation-wise state of affairs, it’s not possible that the assessee would be in a position to induce the accounts audited by 31st Oct 2020 and file the returns by 30th Nov 2020. we have a tendency to so request that CBDT shall conjointly exercise discretionary power unconditional u/s 119 of the Income Tax Act by extending the due date to 31st March 2021 to ameliorate the difficulties faced by the assessee during this corona timeframe.
We glance forward to your compassionate response.
For: Tax Bar Association, Kota