ITR Filing Date Extended: The government has extended the date for filing Income Tax Return (ITR). Now people will be able to file their income tax return till 31st December. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has given information about this decision in a tweet a while back. In this tweet, CBDT has said that the decision to extend the date of income tax return for the assessment year 2021-22 has been taken keeping in mind the difficulties being faced by the people in filing returns.
Actually, the new website for filing income tax returns is not working properly since its launch, due to which people are facing huge problems. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman herself has also expressed displeasure on this issue. The government has also directed Infosys, which is looking after the functioning of the new website, to resolve all the problems at the earliest. Still, many problems have not been solved so far. The latest decision has been taken keeping these problems in mind.
On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers in filing of Income Tax Returns(ITRs) & Audit reports for AY 2021-22 under the ITAct, 1961, CBDT further extends the due dates for filing of ITRs & Audit reports for AY 21-22. Circular No.17/2021 dated 09.09.2021 issued. pic.twitter.com/FXzJobLO2Q
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) September 9, 2021
Earlier, the CBDT, through its circular issued on May 20, had extended the last date for filing income tax returns from July 31 to September 30. But there was a constant demand from chartered accountants, common taxpayers and businessmen to take it forward. All of them are expected to get a big relief from the latest decision of CBDT.