Due Date for Filing Tax Return Extended to 17.10.2016 on Account of IDS Cases

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CBDT has extended the due date for filing tax return on ground of clash of dates with last date for declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 . It its circular dt 9th September 2016 , reasons cited by the CBDT to remove the inconvenience –  “In order  to remove  inconvenience  and to facilitate  ease of compliance,  the Central Board of Direct Taxes,  in exercise  of powers  conferred  under  section  119 of the  Income• tax Act,  1961,  hereby  extends  the ‘due-date’   for furnishing  such  returns  of Income from 30th  September,  2016  to 17th  October,  2016,   in  case of tax payers throughout  India,  who are liable to furnish  their  Income-tax  return  by the said ‘due-date’.

Circular to extend the due date is below

F.No.225/195/2016-ITA-II Government   of India Ministry  of Finance

Department  of Revenue

Central  Board  of Direct  Taxes

North Bl~k, ITA.11 Division

New  Delhi,  the   q  September,  2016

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

 

The last date for making declarations   under  the Income  Declaration  Scheme 2016 is  30th  September,  2016  which  coincides  with  the  last  date  of filing Income-tax  returns by the  tax payers   whose  accounts   are audited   and  who  are  required   to  furnish  the returns    of  income   for  Assessment    Year  2016-17    by  30th   September,    2016  as  per provisions  of section  139 (1) of Income tax Act,  1961.

  In order  to remove  inconvenience  and to facilitate  ease of compliance,  the Central Board of Direct Taxes,  in exercise  of powers  conferred  under  section  119 of the  Income• tax Act,  1961,  hereby  extends  the ‘due-date’   for furnishing  such  returns  of Income from 30th  September,  2016  to 17th  October,  2016,   in  case of tax payers throughout  India,  who are liable to furnish  their  Income-tax  return  by the said ‘due-date’.