Last date to file income tax returns extended to December 31

The previous due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22 was July 31, 2021

Staff Writer   /   September 10, 2021

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the deadline for filing of income-tax returns for FY 2020-21 to December 31, 2021. This is the second time the ITR filing deadline has been extended. It was previously extended to September 30 from July 31.

“The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which was 31st July, 2021 under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to 30th September, 2021 vide Circular No.9/2021 dated 20.05.2021, is hereby further extended to 31st December, 2021,” said a statement released by the Union Finance Ministry.

On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in the filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22 under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the “Act”), the Central Board of Direct Taxes has decided to further extend the due dates for filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22.

The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which was July 31, 2021, under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to September 30, 2021, is hereby further extended to December 31, 2021.

The due date of furnishing of Report of Audit under any provision of the Act for the Previous Year 2020-21, which is September 30, 2021, as extended to October 30, 2021, is now further extended to January 15, 2022;

The due date of furnishing Report from an Accountant by persons entering into an international transaction or specified domestic transaction under section 92E of the Act for the Previous Year 2020-21, which is October 31, 2021, as extended to November 30, 2021, is now extended to January 31, 2022;

The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which is October 31, 2021 under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to November 30, 2021, is hereby further extended to February 15, 2022.

The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which is November 30, 2021, under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to December 31, 2021, is now further extended to February 28, 2022.

The due date of furnishing of belated/revised Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which is December 31, 2021, under sub-section (4)/sub-section (5) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to January 31, 2022, is hereby further extended to March 31, 2022.

Do note that the extension of the dates as referred above in cases where the amount of tax on the total income as reduced by the amount as specified in clauses (i) to (vi) of sub-section (1) of that section exceeds rupees one lakh.

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