Coronavirus outbreak: Centre extends last date for filing GST returns till Jun 30
New Delhi/IBNS: The central government on Tuesday extended the last date for filing GST returns for the fiscal year 2018-19 till Jun 30 amid the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
The deadline for linking Aadhar Card and PAN has been extended till Jun 30.
Sitharaman also said no late fee or penalty will be imposed on companies which have an annual turnover of less than Rs. 5 crore.
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India suffers due to COVID-19
To stop the spread of the pandemic, India has placed its major cities and about 75 districts under a stringent lockdown amid cases of coronavirus emerging and claiming lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose appeal saw a successful "Janata Curfew" (people's lockdown) on Sunday, has urged people to take the lockdown seriously after many were found flouting the rules.
According to worldometers.info, India has till Tuesday morning 511 positive cases with 10 lives lost to the virus (Indian official toll is 9 so far).
There are 381,760 coronavirus cases worldwide with 16,558 people succumbing to the virus, according to worldometers.info. A total of 102,429. people have recovered.