CBDT has issued an order u/s 119 to open all income tax offices on 29th, 30th and 31st March 2018.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi 26-03-2018
Order Under Section 119 (1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961
The last date for filing belated returns for assessment year 2016-17 and 2017-18 and revised returns for assessment year 2016-17 is 31st March, 2018. The financial year 2017-18 closes on 31st March, 2018 which is saturday 29th & 30th march, 2018 are also closed holidays.
2. Therefore to facilitate filing of income tax returns and completion of pending department work, all income tax offices throughout India shall remain open on 29th, 30th and 31st March, 2018. The ASK centers shall also be kept open on these days. Further, special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required, on 29th, 30th and 31st March, 2018 to facilitate filing of returns by the taxpayers.
3. This order is issued for administrative convenience by the CBDT in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. It may be given wide publicity.
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
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