Thursday, September 3, 2015

Income Tax :- Extension of Due Date for Filing of Income Tax Return for A.Y. 2015-16.

Friends,   In case you have not filed your Income Tax return for A.Y. 2015-16  till date which was due on 31.08.2015.   Now the due date for filing of said Income Tax Return has been extended for all assessees upto 07th September, 2015,  Earlier this extension was given only to the assessees of Gujrat State, but now the same has been given to all assessee's.   Copy of the orders issued by Income Tax Department is given below for your record.

F. No.  225/154/2015/ITA.IIGovernment of IndiaMinistry of FinanceDepartment  of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block ITA.II   Division
New  Delhi,  the 2 nd September,   2015

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act. 1961
For Assessment Year 2015-2016, vide even number order dated 10th June, 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes ('CBDT') had extended the 'due-date' for filing Incorne-tax returns till 31st August, 2015 in cases of those taxpayers who  were required to file their tax-return by 3tst July, 2015. This date was further extended till 7th September, 2015 in case of taxpayers of Gujarat in view of dislocation of general life in that State in last week of August.

CBDT has further received representations that across the country, taxpayers had faced hardships in E-Filing Returns of Income on the last date i.e. 31st August, 2015 due to slowing down of certain e-services.

Therefore, after considering the matter, CBDT in exercise  of  powers  conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the 'due-date' for E­ Filing Returns of Income from 31st August, 2015 to 7th September, 2015 in respect of all the taxpayers who were required to E-File their returns by 31st August, 2015.
(Rohit Garg)Deputy- Secretary to the Government of India
Copy to:-
1.         PS to F.M./OSD to FM/PS to MOS(R)/OSD to MOS(R)2.         PS to Secretary (Revenue)3.         Chairperson (DT), All Members, Central Board of Direct Taxes.4.         All  Pr CCsiT/CCsiT/Pr.DsGIT/DsGIT5.        All Joint SecretariesjCsiT, CBDT6.         Directors/Deputy Secretaries/Under Secretaries of Central Board of Direct Taxes7.         DIT  (RSP&PR)/Systems,  New  Delhi,  for appropriate  publicity  by  putting  it on  
        departmental website8.        The C&AG of India (30 copies)9.        The JS & Legal Advisor, Min. of Law & Justice, New Delhi10.      The Director General of Income Tax, NADT, Nagpur11.      The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, IP Estate, New Delhi-11000312.      All Chambers of Commerce                                                                                .13.      CIT (OSD), Official Spokesperson ofCBDT

(Rohit Garg) Deputy- Secretary to the Government of India

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