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The Tax Bar Association of Gauhati has filed a writ petition before the Gauhati HC for extension of the date for filing tax audit report and return to 31.12.2018.
The petition was filed seeking direction to the Government /CBDT to extend the due date of filing of tax, Audit Report and Income Tax Return, contending that the earlier date fixed on 30.09.2018, was too short for the purpose of filing the same, as it involved various processes and information relating to GSTR-9, fir which the time be extended up to 31.12.2018.
On hearing, the Hon’ble High Court was informed by the standing Counsel that the dead line has been already been extended by the CBDT up to 31.10.20 18 and, as such, the petitioners or the assessces have ample time to submit their returns in terms of the said CBDT order dated 08.10.2018 issued under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and as such there may not be any need to issue any direction in this petition and it may be disposed off.
However the Petitioner submitted that even if deadline is extended upto 31.10.2018, it would be an onerous exercise and it may not be sufficient.
It was submitted that the Association had already approached the authorities by submitting a representation on 20.09.2018 and the petitioners would be satisfied for the time being if a direction is issued to the respondents to consider the said representation, on or before 25.10.2018, so that if in any event the authorities are convinced by the representation, they may extend the time, as sought for and If they decline to entertain the representation, the Petitioners may be permitted to move the Court again for extension of time.
The Hon’ble High Court disposed off the petition with the direction to the authorities to consider on or before 25.10.2018 the representation submitted by the petitioners on 20.09.2018 for extension of due date for filing return, by issuing a speaking order so that in the event the petitioners are aggrieved by the order that may be passed, they would have the liberty to approach the Court again.