Fake order for extension of due date for filing Income Tax return 2015-16

CBDT has warned that fake order for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16 has been circulated- However, no such order was issued by Govt

Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued a press release dated 28.09.2015, to warn about fake order for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16 that is being circulated.

 

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi, 28th September, 2015

Sub: Circulation of Fake order for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16- regarding

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a fake order dated 26th September 2015 supposedly under section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, Under Secretary to the Government of India is in circulation. The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section 119 of the Income-tax Act to 15 October 2015.

It is clarified the order is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015. Tax payer and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy.

(Shefali Shah)

Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD)

Official Spokesperson, CBDT

Click to view the CBDT press release dated 28.09.2015

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