Note on Recent changes in GSTR-9 & 9C
In its 4th and probably final round of extension and modification exercise in filing GSTR-9 and 9C, the Government has issued following yesterday:
1. Notification No. 56/2019-CGST dated 14th November 2019 notifying
a. various changes in formats of GSTR-9 and 9C to give effect to its applicability for F.Y 2018-19
b. changes in formats of GSTR-9 & 9C to provide substantial relief by making various mandatory fields ‘optional’ for the F.Y 2017-18 and 2018-19
2. ROD Order No. 08/2019 -CGST dated 14th November 2019 providing
a. Extension in filing of GSTR-9 and 9C for F.Y 2017-18 for a further period of one month after last extension. Now to be filed latest by 31st December 2019
b. Extension in filing GSTR-9 and 9C for F.Y 2018-19 for 3 months. Now to be filed latest by 31st March 2020
The changes made in the Form GSTR-9 and 9C are tabulated below:
A. Changes in GSTR-9 including instructions
B. Changes in GSTR-9C including instructions
By this time, most of the taxpayers and professionals have already spent lot of time and efforts for compiling the details required to be reported in GSTR-9 & 9C which have now been made optional. The relaxation provided would have had a better impact if the same were notified atleast 6 months well in advance.
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