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Last Date for filing Income tax return will not be extended

No extension of date for filing of returns due by 30th September 2015

Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued a Press Release announcing the last date for filing the Income Tax Returns cannot be extended beyond 30.09.2015.0

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

New Delhi, 9th September, 2015

 

Sub: No extension of date for filing of returns due by 30th September– reg.

 

Income-tax returns for Assessment Year 2015-16 for certain categories of assessees viz companies, and firms, individuals engaged in proprietary business/profession etc whose accounts are required to be audited, are to be filed by 30th September, 2015. The audit report is also required to be filed by the said date.

The Government has received representations from various stakeholders seeking extension of date for filing of returns and tax audit reports beyond 30th  September 2015. The reasons cited are delay in notifying the returns and related delay in availability of forms on the e-filing website.

The matter has been considered. Income-tax returns forms 3,4,5,6 and 7 which are used by the above mentioned categories of assessees were notified for Assessment Year 2015-16 on 29.07.2015. The forms were e-enabled and were available on the e-filing website of the Department from 7th  August 2015 giving enough time for compliance. The changes made to these forms are not extensive as compared to the earlier years. Further taxpayers entering into either international transactions or specified domestic transactions are required to file their returns by 30th  November
2015 only.

After consideration of all facts, it has been decided that the last date for filing of returns due by 30th September 2015 will not be extended. Taxpayers are advised to file their returns well in time to avoid last minute rush.

 

(Shefali Shah)

Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD)

Official Spokesperson, CBDT

CBDT Press Release

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