Status of Writ Petition filed in Rajasthan/Gujarat High Court for Tax Audit due date extension AY 2020-21

Writ Petition filed in Rajasthan / Gujarat High Courts for extension of due dates for filing Tax Audit report and Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for AY 2020-21

Note: With the CBDT extending due date of Tax audit report & ITRs filing for AY 2020-21 to 31.12.2020  and /or 31.01.2021, all Petitions have become infructuous Read more >>

1. Rajasthan Tax Consultants Association ( RTCA )

RTCA has filed a Writ Petition before a Division Bench of the Hon’ble Rajasthan High Court. 

The Writ seeks extension of due date for filing of Tax Audit Report (TAR) and ITRs  for the Financial Year 2019-20 ( AY 2020-21 ).

The writ prays a direction to the CBDT and Union of India to decide the representation of the petitioner extending the extension of Tax Audit Report and Income-tax Return and to direct them to extend the due date of filing of Tax Audit Report and Income-tax Return for the assessment year 2020-2021 till December 31, 2020

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2. All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants (AGFTC)

AGFTC has also filed a petition before the Hon’ble Gujarat High Court for extension of due dates for filing Tax Audit Report and Income Tax Returns returns for A.Y. 2020-21 

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the extension is sought by the Tax Practitioners to ensure timely filing of the TAR.

It was expected that under the powers conferred by the Taxation & Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance 2020, Ordinance,  the CBDT / Government shall announce the extension,. However, following precedents, the Govt. does not seem to worried in timely announcing an extension   

Various CA Associations have also represented the matter to the Government seeking the extension.  

Status of Writ Petitions filed for Tax Audit due date extension for AY 2020-21

The details of writ petitions filed for extension for AY 2020-21 (as available so far) are as under  

Petitioner Date of Filing Order
Rajasthan Tax Consultants Association (RTCA) 19.10.2020 The High Court issued notice to the parties (respondents). 
The case is to be heard next on 02.11.2020 

All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants (AGFTC)

22.10.2020 Not listed for hearing yet

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  1. Nihar Rathod October 22, 2020
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