CBDT Extends due date for filing of Income Tax Returns

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F.No. 225/358/2018/ITA.II
Government of India Ministry of
Finance Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, IT    II Division
New Delhi, the 24th of September 2018

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

On due consideration of representations from various stakeholders for extending the due date, being 30th September, 2018, for filing of income-tax returns and various reports of audit pertaining to assessment-year 2018-19 for assessees’ covered under clause (a) of Explanation 2 to section 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act) read with relevant provisions of the Act & Income-tax Rules, the CBDT, hereby  extends  the  due date  for  filing  of  income-tax  returns  as well as all reports of audit (which were required to be filed by the said specified date ), from 30th September, 2018 to 15th October, 2018. However, there shall be no extension of the due date for purpose of Explanation 1 to section 234A (Interest for defaults in furnishing return) of the Act and the assessee shall remain liable for payment of interest as per provisions of section 234A of the Act.

(Rajarajeswari R.)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Copy to:-

      1. PS to F.MYOSD to FM/PS to MoS(R)/OSD to MoS(R)
      2. PPS to Secretary (Finance)/(Revenue)
      3. Chairperson (CBDT), All Members, Central Board of Direct Taxes
      4. All Pr.CC8lT/CCsIT/Pr.DsGfT/DaGIT
      5. All Joint Secretaries/CsIT, CBDT
      6. Director/Deputy Secretaries/Under Secretaries of Central Board of Direct Taxes
      7. ADG(Systems)-4 with request to place the order on official website
      8. Addl. CIT, Data base Cell for piecing the order on irsofficers website
      9. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. TP Estate, New Delhi-110003
      10. CIT (M&TP), CBDT with request to issue appropriate Press-Release and for placing on Twitter handle of the department

(Rajarajeswari R.)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Income Tax

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