CBDT Extends due date for filing of Income Tax Returns

F. No. 225/157/2019/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA-II Division
New Delhi, the 23rd of July, 2019

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.

  1.              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’.

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

Copy to:-

  1. PS to F.M./OSD to FM/PS to MOS(F)
  2. PS to Finance/Revenue Secretary
  3. Chairman (CBDT), All Members, CBDT
  4. All Pr.CCsIT/CCsIT/Pr.DsGIT/DsGIT
  5. All Joint Secretaries/CslT, CBDT
  6. Directors/Deputy Secretaries/Under Secretaries of Central Board of Direct Taxes
  7. ADG(Systems)-4 with a request to place the order on official income-tax website
  8. CIT (M& TP), Official Spokesperson of CBDT with a request to publicise widely
  9. CIT, Data Base Cell for placing it on irsofficers website
  10. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, IP Estate, New Delhi
  11. All Chambers of Commerce

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

Source: Income Tax

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