Chamber of Commerce & Industry Jammu in communication to Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, urged to get the dates for filling of all Income Tax and GST returns extended in J&K till December 31, 2019. In the communication forwarded to FM by president JCCI Rakesh Gupta, the Jammu Chamber said, ” We would like to bring into your kind notice that the business world is going through its worst phase has given the law and order situation being faced in the present circumstances. It is our humble submission to your good-self to kindly and urgently to direct the concerned to extend the dates for filing of Income Tax Returns for the accounting year 2018-2019 and also for filling of GST returns.” The letter further said, ” It is agonising that on one hand the Internet services have been snapped by the Government due to security concerns and on the other hand not extending the dates for filling of Income-tax and GST returns. We request you to kindly get the dated for filing all IT and GST returns extended till 31-12-2019 both for audit and non-audit cases.”
“It may not be out of place to mention that the business in our State is totally intrastate, hence, the business community is facing lot of hurdles to cope up and not able to transact the normal business. Your good-self will appreciate that JCCI did not even demand restoration of the Internet services till now because national interest and security concerns are a priority in the present situation but at the same time we also expect the same to be reciprocated by the Government positively,” the JCCI letter said.