Ministry of Finance

Government extends certain timelines to ease compliances

Posted On: 17 SEP 2021 

The Central Government, in continuation of its commitment to address the hardship being faced by various stakeholders on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, has, on consideration of representations received from various stakeholders, decided to extend timelines for compliances under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) in the following cases, as under:

Time limit for intimation of Aadhaar number to the Income tax Department for linking of PAN with Aadhaar has been extended from 30th September, 2021 to 31st March, 2022.

The due date for completion of penalty proceedings under the Act has also been extended from 30th September, 2021 to 31st March, 2022.

Further, the time limit for issuance of notice and passing of order by the Adjudicating Authority under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 has also been extended to 31st March, 2022.

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)
New Delhi

Notification No. 113/2021-Income Tax | Dated: 17th September, 2021

SO. 3814(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 (38 of 2020) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), and in partial modification of the notifications of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, (Department of Revenue) No. 93/2020 dated the 31st December, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide number S.O. 4805(E), dated the 31st December, 2020 and No. 10/2021 dated the 27th February, 2021, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii),vide number S.O. 966(E) dated the 27th February, 2021 and No. 20/2021 dated the 31st March, 2021, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide number S.O 1432(E) dated the 31st March, 2021 and No. 74/2021 dated 25th June, 2021, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide number S.O. 2580(E) dated the 25th June, 2021, (hereinafter referred to as the said notifications), the Central Government hereby specifies for the purpose of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act, that,-

(A) where the specified Act is the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) (hereinafter referred to as the Income-tax Act) and, –

(a) the completion of any action, referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act, relates to passing of any order for imposition of penalty under Chapter XXI of the Income-tax Act,-

(i)   the 30th day of March, 2022 shall be the end date of the period during which the time-limit specified in, or prescribed or notified under, the Income-tax Act falls for the completion of such action; and

(ii)   the 31st day of March, 2022 shall be the end date to which the time-limit for completion of such action shall stand extended;

(b) the compliance of any action, referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act, relates to intimation of Aadhaar number to the prescribed authority under sub-section (2) of section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, the time-limit for such the compliance of such action shall stand extended to the 31st day of March, 2022.

(B) where the specified Act is the Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction Act, 1988, (45 of 1988) (hereinafter referred to as the Benami Act) and the completion of any action, as referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act, relates to issue of notice under sub-section (1) or passing of any order under sub-section (3) of section 26 of the Benami Act,-

(i)     the 30th day of June, 2021 shall be the end date of the period during which the time-limit specified in or prescribed or notified under the Benami Act falls, for the completion of such action; and

(ii)   the 31st day of March, 2022 shall be the end date to which the time-limit for completion of such action shall stand extended.

[Notification No. 113/2021/ F. No. 370142/35/2020-TPL-Part 1]

SHEFALI SINGH, Under Secy., Tax Policy and Legislation Division

Note: The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) vide S.O. 4805(E) dated 31st December, 2020 and was last amended vide S.O. 2580(E) dated 25th June, 2021.

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  1. SANJEEV SHARMA says:

    It finally means that the New Income tax Problems and Gltches in the Newly launched Income Tax Portal is not behind these extensions. Bhai Badhaaaaaiiii to all. Isiliye MERA DESH MAHAAAAANNN. Bhala ho COVID 19 ka…..

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