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Income Tax Return – CBDT extends the last date for filing Income Tax return for the year 2015-16 (Assessment Year 2016-17) to 5th August 2016
Ministry Finance has extended the filing of Income Tax Returns up to 5th August 2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, 30th July, 2016.
Sub :- CBDT Extends due date for filing of Income Tax Returns – reg
The due date for filing of Income tax returns by certain persons under the Income Tax Act is 31st July of the following year. However, taking into consideration the strike by Public Sector Banks on Friday, 29th July, 2016 and the last date for filing of returns being a Sunday, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has decided to extend the last date for such returns which were due on 31st July, 2016 to 5th August, 2016. This extension would apply to taxpayers all over India except the state of J&K.
For taxpayers located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has decided to extend the last date for such returns which were due on 31st July, 2016 to 31st August, 2016 in view of the general disruption of normal life in the last few days.
(Meenakshi J. Goswami)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.