Section 44 CGST Act 2017
[ Section 44 CGST Act 2017 Notified w.e.f 01.07.2017 vide Notification No. 9/2017 – Central Tax Dated 28th June, 2017 ]
Section 44 CGST Act 2017 explains Annual return and is covered in Chapter IX – Returns
[Note : CGST Act 2017 also known as CENTRAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017 assented by the President of India on 12-4-2017 -An Act to make a provision for levy and collection of tax on intra-State supply of goods or services or both by the Central Government and the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. ]
44. (1) Every registered person, other than an Input Service Distributor, a person paying tax under
section 51 or section 52 , a casual taxable person and a non-resident taxable person, shall furnish an annual return for every financial year electronically in such form and manner as may be prescribed on or before the thirty-first day of December following the end of such financial year.
(2) Every registered person who is required to get his accounts audited in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (5) of section 35 shall furnish, electronically, the annual return under sub-section (1) along with a copy of the audited annual accounts and a reconciliation statement, reconciling the value of supplies declared in the return furnished for the financial year with the audited annual financial statement, and such other particulars as may be prescribed.
*[ “Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, it is hereby declared that the annual return for the period from the 1st July, 2017 to the 31st March, 2018 shall be furnished on or before the **[30th June, 2019]”.
Notes on Section 44 of CGST Act 2017
** Seeks to amend Removal of Difficulty Order No. 1/2018 dated 11.12.2018 so as to extend the due date for furnishing of annual returns in FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for the FY 2017-2018 till 30.06.2019 vide Order No 03/2018 Central Tax Dated 31st December, 2018 by following amendment :-
in the Explanation, for the figures, letters and word “31st March, 2019”, the figures, letters and word “30th June, 2019” shall be substituted.
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