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Centre extends deadline for filing income tax returns to Dec 31 Income Tax

Centre extends deadline for filing income tax returns to Dec 31

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Sep 2021, 08:09 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The deadline for filing the returns of income tax has been extended till December 31, the Centre informed on Thursday.

Usually one needs to file the returns by the end of July. However, amid the ongoing pandemic, the deadline was earlier extended in May till Sept 30.

In a statement on Thursday, the government said: "On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22 under the Income-tax Act, 1961(the “Act”), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22.."

"The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which was 31st July, 2021 under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to 30th September, 2021 vide Circular No.9/2021 dated 20.05.2021, is hereby further extended to 31st December, 2021," it said.