ROC Compliances: Extension of deadlines
In addition to the Ministry’s General Circular No.17/2021 dated 29.10.2021, it has been decided that no additional fees will be levied for the filing of e-forms AOC-4, AOC-4 (CFS), AOC-4 XBRL, AOC-4 Non-XBRL up to 15.02.2022 and up to 28.02.2022 for the filing of or filing of e-forms MGT-7/MGT-7A for the financial year ended on 31.03.2021, in light of various requests received from stakeholders During this time, only normal fees will be charged for filing the aforementioned e-forms.
Points to Remember about MCA Filing
1. There is no extension given for Form LLP 8 for FY 2020-21, the last date for the same is tomorrow, 30.12.2021 only and not 31.12.2021.
Extension for additional fees only was given so if further extension won’t be given then addl. fees will be calculated on per day basis from original due date i.e. 01/11/2021.
2. All the extensions were given by MCA for Additional Fees only. Meetings, UDINs & Signing Dates must be as per original due date only.
GST Annual Return: CBIC extends deadline of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C
The deadline for GST Annual Returns (GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C) for the financial year 2020-21 has been extended to February 28th, 2021 by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). With the agreement of the Election Commission of India, the Government has decided to extend the due date for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to 31.03.2021 considering the challenges faced by taxpayers in reaching this deadline.
GSTR 9 is an annual return for the taxpayers who are registered for the Goods and Services Tax and is to be filed once a year (GST). It contains information on outbound and inbound supplies made or received under various tax headings.
GSTR-9C is a reconciliation statement that links GSTR-9 to the audited yearly financial statement.d
Effect on Government:
Experts termed this extension as a positive step for industry and struggling with continuous compliance requirements even as it stumbles to normalcy amid the fear of rising Omicron Variant cases in India.
This last-minute extension provides much-needed respite to the industry, allowing them to meet their regulatory obligations within the expanded timetable.
Even after life tuning back to normalcy this financial year, industry executives said they were still working with limited manpower as they tried to restore and strengthen operations. Because of the limited time and people available for reconciliation and diligence, support in the form of compliance timelines was a much needed step.
In the absence of an extension, taxpayers may would have failed to submit the required forms, resulting in significant penalties, which would be an additional hardship during a difficult time for pandemic-affected businesses, and further this burden will be passed on to the Indian Government and Economy.
This step will prove to be beneficial to the Indian Government as it will allow businesses to be fully compliant with the necessary filings turning advantageous in terms of national revenue.