Government extends deadline to file income tax return till September 30
New Delhi : The Finance Ministry on Sunday announced an extension in the deadline to file e-return on the income tax portal. The decision has been taken after continuous complaints from the people of finding it difficult to file their returns on the portal.
“On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in electronic filing of certain Forms under the provisions of the Income-tax Act,1961 read with Income-tax Rules,1962 (Rules), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for electronic filing of such Forms," the Ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the income tax return (ITR) filing deadline for FY 2020-21 for individuals has been extended to September 30, 2021, from its earlier usual deadline of July 31, 2021.
Taxpayers are advised to not wait for the last date to file income tax and they must file their returns at their earliest to avoid penalties and last minute rush on the portal.