The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. Upon consideration of the matter, the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) extends the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers.

F.No. 225/157/2019/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA-II Division
New Delhi, the 23rd of July, 2019

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

The ‘due-date’ for filing income-tax returns for Assessment-Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. It has been reported that some of the taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing their income- tax returns due to various reasons including extension of due date for issue of Form 16 for the Assessment-Year 2019-20.

2. In this regard, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), hereby extends the ‘due-date’, as prescribed under section 139(1) of the Act, for filing income-tax returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in cases of all taxpayers who are liable to file their income-tax returns by the said ‘due-date’.

(Rajarajeswari R.)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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PRESS RELEASE

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, 23rd July, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

Extension of date for filing of Income Tax Returns

The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2019­20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. Upon consideration of the matter, the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) extends the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers.

(Surabhi Ahluwalia)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media & Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.

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4 Comments

  1. vswami says:

    Undersand that e’filing of tax returns , even after being made ready and SA tax paid is confronted with a problem seemingly due to aome tech. glitche at the Dept. Portal.

    Any similar experience of others ?

  2. G P BAHUGUNA says:

    What about those who have filed returns before this announcement. Date deferment happens almost every year. Should not those who filed return before extension should be rewarded or paid interest on amount of tax paid.

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