Income Tax Return Filing Due Date Extended upto 31st August 2019 A.Y. 2019-20

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing of income tax return upto 31st August 2019 from 31st July 2019. As there are lots of representation from Tax associations for extension of due date to file income tax return for A.Y. 2019-20 because of late updates of income tax forms by Income Tax Department. So, finally CBDT has extended the due to file income tax return for A.y. 2019-20. CBDT has issued an order under section 119 in this regard as given below.

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Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 

The ‘due-date’ for filing income-tax returns for Assessment-Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. It has been reported that some of the taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing their income- tax returns due to various reasons including extension of due date for issue of Form 16 for the Assessment-Year 2019-20.

2. In this regard, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), hereby extends the ‘due-date’, as prescribed under section 139(1) of the Act, for filing income-tax returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in cases of all taxpayers who are liable to file their income-tax returns by the said ‘due-date’.

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