No change in Income Tax filing deadline, clarifies tax department



  • The order circulating on social media said that the deadline for filing ITR had been extended to September 30
  • The income tax department issued a clarification stating that the circular is not genuine

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax (I-T) department on Friday issued a clarification regarding an order circulating on social media about the extension of the income tax return (ITR) filing deadline.

The circular stated that the tax department had extended the deadline for filing ITR from August 31, 2019, to September 30, 2019, as taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing their income tax returns on time due to various reasons including extensions of due date for issue of Form 16 for the assessment year 2019-20.

However, the I-T department clarified that the order is not genuine and August 31 is the last day for filing tax returns.

“It has come to the notice of CBDT that an order is being circulated on social media pertaining to the extension of due date for filing of IT Returns. It is categorically stated that the said order is not genuine. Taxpayers are advised to file Returns within extended due date of 31.08.2019,” I-T department said.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had extended the deadline for filing ITR for the financial year 2018-19 from July 31, 2019, to August 31, 2019, last month. It is unlikely that the date will be extended further.

Courtesy: Times of India