Deadline for sales tax returns not extended

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Traders Federation (KTF) Tuesday said the state government refused to extend the deadline for filing of sales tax returns by the traders in Kashmir Valley for Q3 of the current fiscal.
In a press statement issued here, Chief Spokesperson of KTF Aijaz Shahdhar said the federation held a telephonic-conversation with the Commissioner Secretary Finance B B Viyas to demand extension in last date of filing the returns till March 31.
However, he said, the demand “was not entertained at all.” The federation asked all taxpaying traders of the Valley to file their sales tax returns up to January 31.
It reiterated that the returns for the second quarter may be filed with self-attested affidavits.
The federation, according to Shahdhar, discussed with authorities the issue of rehabilitation of the flood-hit traders and shopkeepers.
“The Governor has shown very keen interest for the same. We are expecting quick relief from the Governor in favour of the traders on priority basis,” he said.