Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Income Tax Return Filing Dates Extended to 7th September (All Taxpayers)

Last date for filing Income Tax Return for AY 2015-2016 was extended earlier to 31st August from 31st July 2015. After the end of due date CBDT has been receiving a lot of representations from various groups regarding hardships faced in filing of Income Tax Returns. The dates were Increased for Gujarat recently but nothing was done for Other states taxpayers. After a lot of representations CBDT has finally increased the due date for filing the Income Tax Returns for AY 2015-2016 to 7th September, 2015.


Yes, you read it right, Income Tax Return Due Date has been extended till 7th September, 2015. Below is the full notification issued by CBDT regarding the same on Income Tax Website:

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, .ITA.II Division
New Delhi, the 2nd ofSeptember, 2015

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act. 1961

For Assessment Year 2015-2016, vide even number order dated 10th June, 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes ('CBDT') had extended the 'due-date' for filing Income-tax returns till 31st August, 2015 in cases of those taxpayers who were required to file their tax-return by 31St July, 2015. This date was further extended till 7th September, 2015 in case of taxpayers of Gujarat in view of dislocation of general life
in that State in last week of August.

CBDT has further received representations that across the country, taxpayers had faced hardships in E-Filing Returns of Income on the last date i.e. 31st August, 2015 due to slowing down of certain e-services.

Therefore, after considering the matter, CBDT in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the 'due-date' for EFiling Returns of Income from 31st August, 2015 to 7th September, 2015 in respect of all the taxpayers who were required to E-File their returns by 31st August, 2015.

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