As a Measure of Taxpayers Convenience, Last Date of Filing of Returns Extended to 5th August, 2013
There is an unprecedented surge in number of returns being e-filed during this year. 92.03 lakh returns have been e-filed up to 30th July, 2013 which is 46.8 % higher than the returns e-filed during the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.
Due to large number of taxpayers accessing e-filing website on due date of filing, some cases of taxpayers not being able to access the e-filing portal have been reported. These problems are primarily due to network constrains of the local internet service providers (ISPs).
However, as a measure of taxpayers convenience, it has been decided to extend the due date of filing of returns from 31st July, 2013 to 5th August, 2013.
Taxpayers are requested to avail of this extension of time and file their returns after paying due taxes.
Source- Press Release from Ministry of Finance
Official Notification in this regard from CBDT is as follows :-
F. No. 225/117/2013/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi, the 31st of July, 2013
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961
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 filing Returns of Income from 31st July, 2013 to 5th August 2013.
Deputy-Secretary to Government of India