The CBDT has taken this decision in view of the difficulties being faced by taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing these forms electronically.
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(CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various forms under IT Act): The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the deadline for filling certain forms under the Income Tax Act, 1961. The CBDT announced this by issuing a circular on Tuesday 3 August i.e. today itself. These include forms like 15CC, Equalization Levy Statement.
The CBDT has taken this decision in view of the difficulties being faced by taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing these forms electronically. Let us inform that even before the CBDT, relief has been given to the taxpayers. The government had earlier extended the deadline for submitting Income Tax Form 15C and 15CB for authorized dealers. Both these forms are required to be filed electronically.
See here the circular of Income Tax Department
On consideration of difficulties reported by taxpayers & other stakeholders in electronic filing of certain Forms under the IT Act,1961, CBDT has further extended the due dates for electronic filing of such Forms vide Circular No.15/2021 dated 03.08.2021. pic.twitter.com/muJncamY5V
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) August 3, 2021
For which form the deadline has been extended?
- For the quarter ending June 30, 2021, the quarterly statement in Form No. 15CC to be submitted by the authorized dealer has to be filed on or before July 15, but the CBDT has extended the deadline till August 31, giving relief in this.
- The last date for filing Equalization Levy Statement in Form No.1 for the financial year 2020-21 was June 30. The CBDT issued a circular on June 25 and extended its deadline till July 31. Now once again its deadline has been extended till 31 August.
- The deadline for submitting the details of income deposited or paid by investment funds in Form No. 64-D for the financial year 2020-21 was June 15, which has now been extended to September 15. It has to be submitted under Income Tax Rule 12CB. Now it can be submitted till 15th September.
- The deadline for Form No. 64-C for the financial year 2020-21 was also earlier fixed till June 30, which has been extended to September 30, 2021.
- The statement to be made by the Pension Fund in respect of every investment made in India for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 was to be submitted on or before July 31, 2021. Now its deadline has been extended to 30 September 2021.
- In respect of investments made by a Sovereign Wealth Fund in Form II SWF for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, the statement was also required to be submitted on or before July 31, 2021. Now giving relief to CBDT, its deadline has also been extended till September 30, 2021.
Website technical glitches bothered
Let us tell you that the Income Tax Department had launched its new portal last month. This website has been created by the leading IT company Infosys. However, from the very beginning, there were complaints of many technical glitches in this portal. People were not able to take advantage of the facilities due to technical glitch on this portal which started from www.incometax.gov.in domain on 7th June. However, on July 29, it was told by the Income Tax Department that the website has been repaired to a great extent and is working properly.
Official sources have said that things are being improved on the website. The services provided on the website are working properly. 25,82,175 ITRs have been filed in 2 weeks. A total of 4,57,55,091 have been logged in. The website has also received 69,45,539 requests for linking PAN with Aadhaar and 7,90,404 e-PANs have been allotted. A senior official of the Income Tax Department has expressed hope for the website to be working at full speed soon. According to officials, 1.5 lakh ITRs are being filled every day for the last few days.
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