We found following Email Circulating on various websites which claims to be forwarded by a Known member of ICAI :-

Inspite of strong representation from us as well as various Associations and ICAI, on the basis of the talk and discussion prima facie it appears that date of filing the Return of Income of 30th September, 2013 will not be extended.  The main reason or hesitation is sharp fall in the collection of revenue as well as further loss by way of collection of tax deferred by one month, which is termed “Revenue Foregone”.   In view of this Members are requested to go ahead with filing of Returns for which due date is 30th September, 2013.

However, it also transpires from the representation and discussion made that the date of Uploading the Tax Audit Report (3CD) is likely to be extended from 30th September to 31st October, 2013.  The notification of the same may be received shortly.

All the Members are requested to see that Returns of Income are filed and Uploaded before 30th September, 2013.

Wish you all a happy, busy and hectic September ending!

Source- Unconfirmed

Editors Note – Above news seems to be a rumor in the name of a Known CA.  All are requested to wait for official notification from ICAI or CBDT.

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0 responses to “CBDT may not extend the due date for filing ITR”

  1. N K singh says:

    Hi.

    The website has not been responding, it was very very slow, could not uplaod ITRs of many clients by as late as 11.59pm on 30 sept,
    Do we have any system of appeal in such cases where Govt. Infra like website chokes and you fail to meet deadlines despite your efforts.

    Pls suggest, how can we avoid heavy penalty.

    Rgds

  2. Amitabh Roy says:

    The new schema has been uploaded by the Income Tax Department on 24.09.2013, when just 6 days is just remaining for filing of audit report by due date ie 30.09.2013 ..is this is not the valid reason for the Depart to increase the due date…because the Income Tax Department is not sure about his schema is right or wrong, after making so much updation…hence the time should be extended

  3. Mohammad Arif Advocate says:

    This seems to be a rumor as one who is well aware of system of filing of e return can understand that the return of income cannot be uploaded before the furnishing of audit report its really something very sad that few people are really not serious with their work and I think they hav no work at all and are too free to spread false and misleading news like this and they cant be a professional

  4. CA. MUKESH KUMAR ARORA says:

    CBDT conceived this notion of uploading e filing of audit report in November 2012 but could come up with a reasonably workable utility on 29th August 2013 only. Who can question the efficiency of a government agency. It took months to answer such a simple querry on whether to file scanned copy of duly signed financial statements of bearing initials sd/would be sufficient. CBDT is not answerable to any one. The Institute on the other hand completely failed to foresee this imminent problem of the members in time and had to be awakened from sleep by members. Then it took time to prepare representation and put it up before the concerned authorities. Then it had to offer strong persuasion to bring the CBDT to terms on this simple and obvious concern. Till 24th September, everyone is in dark, there is no clarification.

    The CBDT is ever ready to inflict heavy penalty in case the deadline is not met, regardless of the compelling circumstances under which the work had to be completed. The Institute is ever ready with disciplinary action against the member who is found to have made slightest compromise with qualityin discharge of his duties. This is the plight of the members of a respectable profession. Hats off to the CBDT and hats off to the Institute (set up under an act of parliament)

    • CA HARIPRASAD G says:

      Dear Mukesh Aroraji
      Thanks.your views are well expressed.
      And CAs are are taken for granted.
      I have made suggestions for permanent solutions.
      if u like my suggestions, kindly spread among our fraternity.
      I made few suggestions in tax Guru ie comments reg non extension of time.
      with regards
      yours truly
      CA G.Hariprasad.

  5. CA Hariprasad says:

    not this time.now it is needed to extend upto 31st oct . problem is also with our bosses ie auditees,they bring books of a/c only in the last 2 weeks of sept.
    to put an end to this,law should be amended to file unaudited financial statements by 31st may.
    then they will cultivate the habit accounting on day to day basis and they may engage us as internal auditors.

    so that we can commence audit in the month of june itself and be ready with full audit report well before sept.

    then we can e file everything either in aug or sept.

    And there will be no need to beg for extension of times.

    This also brings ,AUDITOR WORK BEGINS WHERE ACCOUNTANT WORK ENDS.
    LET US TRY FOR THIS AMENDMENT OF FILING UN AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BY 31ST MAY.
    Further we need not depend on our bosses(ie auditees) but they depend on us.
    our fraternity can lead life with peace and health.
    think,thie will solve problem for ever and country will also benefit as assesses
    take accounting and seriously.
    They engage full time accountants and thereby jobs also created,
    we can guide them about matching principle,accounting standards,proper maintnance of evidence,reconcilation of bank a/cs & sundry debtors and creditors,
    compliance with TDS COMPLIANCE etc etc
    so think and let us all try for this amendment for those whose T/O exceeds 1 crore or more.
    THIS WILL SOLVE OUR PROBLEM PERMANENTLY.

  6. Manu jai says:

    Other some difficulties please extend the date 30-9-2013 to 31-10-13

  7. CA Hariprasad says:

    DONT WORRY.WE HAVE GOT 13 DAYS TIME TO COMPLETE TAX AUDIT WORK IF U FORGET ABOUT YOUR SLEEP.
    ALL THE BEST.NOW THEY HAVE INTRODUCED PR 12.

    LET US DO OUR BEST.THANK Q

  8. CA Hariprasad says:

    NOW THEY HAVE INTRODUCED PR 12 ON 24.09.13

  9. D K HEGDE says:

    We chartered Accountant should suffer a lot now a days.For every Audit there is time limit.Within a span of 1 or two days we have to complete audit.Our Institute should take bold step for 44 B audit report under section 139[1] should be October31.This problem arises every year.See Today,23rd September,Income Tax website under maintenance from 10 p.m onwords.Before taking any changes,it should be well maintenance web site at least 1 month before due date.All most all assessee paid advance tax and self assessment tax by this time.So filing is pending,what loose the Government by extending due date.Otherwise same problem arises as in 2010-11.

  10. Surya Chhabria says:

    It is just not possible kindly read section 44AB explanation clearly says that specified date is as per section 139(1) so both the dates can be extended simultaneously.

  11. CA Heramb Kulkarni says:

    SHAME SHAME SHAME…NO CARE FOR PUBLIC BY GOVT….

  12. CA Heramb Kulkarni says:

    Its really of no use.. Govt Knows only Money and Harrassment of general public..
    Nobody is there to care for assessees who pay and file as duty…SHAME SHAME SHAME

  13. satish boob says:

    Dear Sir,

    If we think that, the CBDT could extend the date of filing Audit Report u/s. 44AB and the date of filing the return u/s. 139(1) remained unchanged, it could not be possible. Because under present e-filing system we have to first upload the tax audit report and thereupon, the ITR 4/5 could be uploaded after giving details of filing of tax audit reports. It is also not possible because, once the accounts are finalised and audit are completed then only the tax correct liability and the state of the affairs of the true and correctness of the books of account can be ascertained. Merely, extending the date of filing of audit report will just save us from the technical work of filling the report and nothing more. Therefore, it is definately advisable that both the date of tax audit u/s. 44AB and filing the return u/s. 139(1) should be simultaneously extended. Other wise, it will not be useful and the pains to the we professionals will remain as it is. Hope, Hon. CBDT could take note of this.

  14. s prakash says:

    Sir,
    Good at last the tax payers and the CA,practitioners and one and all have learn a lesson that they should not wait till last date for filing the return.The Department also understands that the filing facility should be kept in order well before the date of filing of the return.The payment of Advance tax should be made compulsory and not paying the advance tax not only the interest but also the penalty should be levied.Just if the technology is brought in the Income Tax Department it is not end of all the technology should be understood by the persons who implement the same and the department should have its one people who can work for the implementation of the technology out sourcing will not work out in INCOME TAX.BUREAUCRACY SHOULD REDUCE ITS HANDS IN TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION.
    DO NOT EXTEND THE DATE LET US FACE WHAT EVER IT COMES. AFTER-ALL THE DEPARTMENT HAS TO DEPEND ON…………FOR

  15. akhilesh srivastava says:

    go fast & file within time.

  16. CA Hariprasad says:

    after filing by due date under so many problems and lack of time, if any ommissions/ mistakes are there in audited financial statements,does the deptt/ our
    ICAI understand our difficulties and excuse us?

    or does client understand our difficulties?

    Nobody will come to our rescue. we will be victims.
    we are victimized by Govt itself. CAs are taken for granted by everybody.

    so we have to fight for better environment for audit of financial statements.

    Audit should begin only when accountant work ends.

    for this law should be amended either by taking away choice of appointing “his”auditor or unaudited financials statements should be filed by 31st may to IT deptt.

    We should demand for better environment.THAT ONLY GIVES BETTER SOLUTION.

    THINK AND LET US ACT FOR BETTER FUTURE.

  17. CA SUDHIR HALAKHANDI says:

    Dear Sir,

    There is no use of extending the date of E-filing of audit report and keeping the
    date of filing of ITR as 30/09/2013 . The professionals are doing the work in a sequence – first completing the audit – uploading the audit report- filing the ITR and due to this sequence there is a delay in finalization of audit of next clients. Hence we don’t have the readily prepared audit reports so that we can postpone the E-filing of audit report and directly file the ITR. The problem is race “against the time” hence first they have to extend both the dates. The professionals are still completing the audits.
    -CA SUDHIR HALAKHANDI

  18. CA B G Kale says:

    In my humble opinion we should not have asked for extension of date. All we should ask for is that there should not be any changes in the ITR & TAR schema till 30.09.2013 and secondly a mechanism should be set in place to address the issues arising out of technical mistakes in e filing. A lenient view should be taken by the Deptt. while processing the ITR/TAR and Assessees/Auditors should be given an opportunity to rectify the mistakes, if any within a reasonable time.

  19. Jeetendra says:

    I saw the same message on someone’s profie claiming it as received from CA Sunil Talati

  20. S HARI KRISHNA says:

    cbdt has no courtesy with auditors oh god

  21. CA Hariprasad says:

    TO WHOM WE SHOULD TELL OUR DIFFICULTIES?
    THIS TIME WORK HAS INCREASED 3 TIMES. 11 TIMES THEY HAVE CHANGED E FILING UTILITY
    OF 3CB & 3CD
    EARLIER AS SOON AS AUDIT COMPLETED, WE USED TO WORK OUT COMPTN OF TOTAL INCOME SHEET, P/L A/C AND B/S, WE USED TO FILL ITR 4 /5 WHILE TAKING CARE OF AUDIT NOTES.

    NOW WE HAVE TO PREPARE FULL AUDIT REPORT IE 3CB 3CD, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, NOTES ETC
    AND FURTHER duplication of work like depreciation sch & quantity details are to be
    filled in FORM 3CD AND ITR 4/ 5 & also incase of firms bifurcation of creditors
    and debtors into one yr old and less than one year old.
    AND AGAIN WE HAVE TO SEND SCANNED COPIES OF P/L A/C & BS 7 THEIR SCHEDULES WITH SIGNATURE OF ASSESSEE.

    AND IT IS KNOWN FACT THAT MORE THAN 70% OF OUR BOSSES(AUDITEES) COME IN THE LAST
    TWO WEEKS OF SEPT.
    WE CAN NOT SAY NO.IF WE SAY NO,WE LOOSE FILE. SO WORK DAY N NIGHT WITH LITTLE REST.

    AND I DONT KNOW WHETHER WE HAVE TO AUDIT OR TO CONCENTRATE ON THIS NEW SYSTEM OF
    UPLOADING FORM 3CB & 3CD & SCANNED P/L , b/s & SCHS.

    CANT THEY UNDERSTAND WORK HAS INCREASED 3 TIMES COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEAR?
    SOFTWARE WE USE ALSO HAVE LOT OF PROBLEMS REG.FORM 3B 3CD FILLING.

    UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES,HOW TO DO QUALITY AUDIT WHEN SWORD OF 30TH SEPT IS HANGING ON OUR NECKS?

    GOVT SHOULD DO SOMETHING TO OUR BOSSES SO THAT THEY BRING A/CS IN THE MONTH OF
    MAY OR JUNE.
    FOR THIS IT ACT SHOULD BE AMENDED TO FILE UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BY 31ST MAY.
    SO THAT OUR BOSSES WILL START ACCOUNTING ON DAY TO DAY BASIS WITH ALL VOUCHERS,BILLS ETC.
    AND THEY ENGAGE AUDITORS FOR INTERNAL AUDIT ALSO.

    OR GOVT.SHOULD DO AWAY WITH CHOICE OF APPOINTING “HIS” AUDITOR .
    FOR PROPER INDEPENDENCE,APPOINTING AUTHORITY AND PAYING AUTHORITY SHOULD NOT BE
    AUDITEE.

    IF AUDITEE LOOSES CHOICE OF APPOINTING “HIS” AUDITOR, WE WILL HAVE QUALITY AUDIT REPORTS AND COUNTRY WILL ALSO GET MORE REVENUE.
    THEN AUDITEES WILL NO LONGER BE OUR BOSSES. WE WILL BE STRANGERS AND WE CAN CARRY OUT AUDIT AS PER STANDARDS PRESCRIBED.
    NOW DUE TO LACK OF REQUIRED TIME & APPOINTMENT BY AUDITEE ,QUALITY IS AFFECTED.
    OUR INSTITUTE SHOULD DO SOMETHING IN THIS REGARD.
    OTHERWISE WE CONTINUED TO FACE PROBLEMS IN SEPTEMBER.
    ONCE WE HAVE PROPER INDEPENDENCE, ICAIs PRESTIGE WILL INCREASE, WE NEED NOT DEPEND
    ON OUR BOSSES.
    SO THAT,WE CAN LEAD LIFE OF PEACE & HEALTH.
    SOMEHOW THIS YEAR WE WILL COMPLETE SEPT WORK WHETHER THEY EXTEND OR NOT.
    SO LET US ALL TRY FOR CHANGES IN THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR ie APPOINTMENT BY
    ICAI OR DEPTT OR AT LEAST FOR SUBMISSION OF UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO THE DEPTT BY 31ST MAY.

    THINK & LET US ALL TRY FOR BEST ENVIRONMENT FOR AUDIT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

  22. Anant Ojha says:

    Then it is of no use

  23. Mihir Naik says:

    Actually this is a technical matter and they will provide solution for the same.

  24. Gopathy Padmanabhan says:

    But which one is first – hen or egg? In the name of technology development our govt departments are exposing themselves of their incapabilities. No one can save our country as long as people at the helm of affairs are insensitive to such issues.

  25. Mudit Agrawal says:

    But sir if the date of uploading audit report is extended and date of filing return is not extended, then how the return can be filed before filing audit report.

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