Last date for filing Income Tax Return 2014-15 extended to 31st August 2015

Last date for filing Income Tax Return 2014-15 extended to 31st August 2015 – Notification issued by CBDT under Section 119 of Income Tax Act 1991

CBDT, Ministry of Finance has issued notification for extending the due date of Filing Income Tax Return for the financial year 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16) to 31st August 2015 from 31st July 2015.

Many tax payers represented to government to amend Income Tax Return format released by Income Tax Department in the month of April 2015 as ITR forms such as ITR-2 required deails of Air travel performed by the assessees that are that are very complicated to fill up.

After considering Tax Payers apprehension, Govt agreed to revise ITR forms by third week of June 2015

Click here to read the press release of Income Tax Department on release of new formats for ITR for the year 2014-15

Now Govt has issued an official notification for extending the due date for filing Income Tax Returns 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi. the 10th June, 2015.


Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1991

Subject- Extension of due date of filing return of income for Assessment Year 2015-16 – regarding;

The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the income-tax Act. 1961, hereby extends the ‘due-date‘ for filing Returns of income, in terms of clause (c) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the income-tax Act 1961, for Assessment Year 2015-16 from 31st July. 2015 to 31st August, 2015 in respect of income tax assessees concerned.


(Richa Rastogi)
Under secretary to the Government of India

Download CBDT Notification in F.No.225/154/2015/TA.II dated 10.06.2015

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