Govt extends deadline to file Income Tax Returns for AY 2019-20 by a month till 31 August

  • The government extended the due date for filing Income Tax Returns by individuals for financial year 2018-19 till 31 August

  • There had been demands for an extension in filing ITR date since issuance of the TDS statement for 2018-19 fiscal was delayed

  • The extension is applicable to Individuals, including salaried taxpayers, and entities who do not need to get their accounts audited

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday extended the due date for filing Income Tax Returns by individuals for financial year 2018-19 by a month till 31 August.

Individuals, including salaried taxpayers, and entities — who do not need to get their accounts audited — were required to file their Income Tax Returns (ITR) for fiscal 2018-19 (Assessment Year 2019-20) by 31 July, 2019.

"The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extends the 'due date' for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31 July, 2019 to 31 August, 2019 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers," the finance ministry said in a statement.

There had been demands for an extension in filing ITR date since issuance of tax deducted at source (TDS) statement for 2018-19 fiscal was delayed.

Income Tax department had in June extended the deadline for employers to issue Form 16 TDS certificate for financial year 2018-19 to its employees by 25 days till 10 July.

This left the salaried taxpayers with a limited time-frame of just 20 days to file their income tax returns.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2019 22:32:51 IST