New Delhi: The government has extended till 31 October the deadline for filing of income tax returns for taxpayers in calamity-hit Uttarakhand.
The Central Board of Direct Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex body for framing policies of the I-T department, has issued orders in this regard on Tuesday.
All the assessees residing or those being assessed in Uttarakhand will stand to benefit from this decision, a senior official said.
The regular deadline for filing of I-T returns by salaried and individual class of taxpayers is 31 July.
Heavy rainfall lashed various parts of Uttarakhand in mid-June causing massive landslides and flash floods destroying many villages and killing many people in the process.