Press Release: DGT extends tax filing & payment deadlines

  • Directorate General of taxation, DGT extends income tax filing day at least 15 days more than the normal deadline for businesses in Cameroon to send in their STR.
  • The Minister of Finance announces the move as a part of efforts to deal with the financial pressure on businesses and time for taxpayers to acquaint themselves with the e-filing procedures.
  • Training workshops will be organized to train taxpayers on the procedures for e-filing.
  • Taxpayers can download the formats for STR & the e-filing guide online on the website of the Directorate General of Taxation.

The Directorate General of Taxation, DGT, moved the statistical and tax returns filing day ahead in a press release signed on March 12, 2021.

The aim of pushing ahead the deadline is part of efforts to reduce the financial pressure on businesses due to the coronavirus.

According to the press release signed by the Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze, the extension is due to the “persisting health crisis and digitization of tax procedures”.

With this, the 2020 tax filing and payment dates have been pushed forward to:

  • March 31, 2021, for taxpayers of Large Taxpayer Centers
  • April 15, 2021, for taxpayers of the Medium-size Taxpayer Center and Specialized Tax Centers
  • April 30, 2021, for taxpayers of the Divisional Taxation Center

It should be noted that all taxpayers are supposed to file in their Statistical and Tax Returns, STR and pay the balance on or before the March 15 each year.

This move gives taxpayers more time more than they would have had to file their income tax returns for the 2020 fiscal year, without incurring penalties.

Read: What happens if you fail to file the statistical & tax return on time

The Minister also informed taxpayers that training workshops on procedures for e-filling shall be scheduled accordingly.

You can download the e-filing guide from the website of DGT here.

Read Also: E-filing of the statistical & tax returns in Cameroon

Source: DGT

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