CBDT extends ITR filing due date from 31 July 2019 to 31 August 2019 for AY 2019-20 (FY 2018-19) due to extension of due dates for filing of TDS Return in revised 24Q and issuance of TDS certificate in revised Form 16.
It may be noted that such extension is applicable for certain Taxpayers, like individuals, non-tax audit cases, etc. as mentioned under clause (c) of Explanation 2 to section 139(1) for whom due date is specified as 31 July.
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961
The ‘due-date’ for filing income-tax returns for Assessment-Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. It has been reported that some of the taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing their income- tax returns due to various reasons including extension of due date for issue of Form 16 for the Assessment-Year 2019-20.
2. In this regard, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), hereby extends the ‘due-date’, as prescribed under section 139(1) of the Act, for filing income-tax returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in cases of all taxpayers who are liable to file their income-tax returns by the said ‘due-date’.
ITR Due Date extended upto ’15 Sept. 2018 for Kerala’/ ’31 August 2018 for Rest of India’ (AY 2018-19) by CBDT
CBDT has extended the ITR due date, in respect of FY 2017-18/ AY 2018-19, from 31 July 2018 to ’15 September 2018 for Kerala’ and ’31 August 2018 for Rest of India’. It may be noted that such extension is applicable for certain Taxpayers, like individuals, non-tax audit cases, etc. as mentioned under clause (c) of Explanation 2 to section 139(1) for whom due date is specified as 31 July.
ITR Filing Due Date extended by CBDT from 31 July to 5 Aug. 2017 for AY 2017-18 (FY/ PY 2016-17)
The CBDT has notified that the ITR filing Due Date stands extended from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017 in respect of AY 2017-18, in view of difficulties being faced by the taxpayers while e-filing the ITR.
Issues like Aadhaar linking/ quoting requirement, extended time frame for issuance of TDS certificates (contributing to delay), technical issues on Income Tax website, etc. were adequate reasons for extension of ITR filing due date, but the decision has been taken by CBDT in the last moments. Besides, attention to GST developments has also compelled professionals with inadequate time/ attention to this Income Tax work deadline.
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