ITR 2019-2010: Deadline for income tax returns extended for individual taxpayers till 31 December

For those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the deadline has been extended by two months till 31 January, 2021

Press Trust of India October 24, 2020 15:44:23 IST
ITR 2019-2010: Deadline for income tax returns extended for individual taxpayers till 31 December

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New Delhi: The deadline for filing returns by individual taxpayers for FY 2019-20 has been extended by a month till 31 December, the finance ministry said on Saturday.

For those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the Income-Tax Return filing deadline has been extended by two months till 31 January, 2021.

The government had in May extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November, to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

In a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said, "The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers [for whom the due date (i.e. before the extension by the said notification) as per the Act was 31 July, 2020] has been extended to 31 December, 2020."

The due date for furnishing of ITR for the taxpayers, who are required to get their accounts audited (for whom the due date as per the I-T Act is 31 October, 2020), has been extended to 31 January, 2021, it added.

The CBDT said the deadlines have been extended in order to "provide more time to taxpayers for furnishing of Income Tax Returns".

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