The government on Monday extended the deadline for filing the Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for the financial year 2016-17. The new deadline has been set at August 5
The information was given by the official Twitter handle of Income Tax India. The I-T department has owed ‘difficulties faced by taxpayers’ as the reason behind the extension.
In view of the difficulties faced by taxpayers, date for filing of Income Tax Returns for FY 2016-17 has been extended to 5th August, 2017.
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) July 31, 2017
This comes after news agency PTI on Sunday had quoted a top official saying that there will be no extension beyond July 31 in the last date for filing of ITR.
“The last date for filing of ITRs remains July 31. There are no plans to extend this deadline. The department has already received over 2 crore returns filed electronically. The department requests taxpayers to file their return in time,” the official had said.
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