Due Date for filing of return of Income for Assessment Year 2014-15 Extended from 30th September, 2014 to 30th November, 2014 in Specified Cases

F.No.153/53/2014-TPL (Pt.I)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)
North Block, TPL Division,
New Delhi

Dated: September 26, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Extension of due date for filing of Return of Income from 30th Sept, 2014 to 30 th Nov, 2014 in specified cases, regarding.

As per the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’), for an assessee, who is required to obtain Tax Audit Report (TAR) under section 44AB of the Act, the due date for furnishing his return of income is 30 th September of the Assessment Year.

2. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘the Board’) vide order dated 20th August, 2014 extended the due date for obtaining and furnishing of Tax Audit Report under section 44AB of the Act for Assessment Year 2014-15 from 30 th September, 2014 to 30 th November, 2014. Subsequently, a number of representations were received in the Board requesting for extension of the due date for furnishing of return of income also. Writ petitions were also filed in various High Courts for directing the Board to extend the due date for furnishing of return of income from 30 th September, 2014 to 30 th November, 2014 in conformity with the extension of the due date for filing of Tax Audit Report.

 3. The Gujarat High Court vide judgement dated 22.09.2014 (2014-TIOL-1681-HC-AHM-IT) directed the Board to extend the due date for furnishing the return of income to 30 th November, 2014, except for the purposes of charging of interest under section 234A of the Act for late filing of return of income. Other High Courts also directed the Board to look into the practical difficulties of the petitioners and take a just and proper decision in this matter.

4. In compliance to the judgments of various High Courts and after considering the representations received for extension of the due date, the Board, in exercise of its power conferred by section 119 of the Act, has extended the ‘due-date’ for furnishing return of income from 30th September, 2014 to 30th November, 2014 for the Assessment Year 2014-15 for all purposes of the Act in the case of an assessee, who is required to file his return of income by 30th September, 2014, and is also required to get his accounts audited under section 44AB of the Act or is a working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited under section 44AB of the Act.

5. There shall be no extension of the “due date” for the purposes of charging of interest under section 234A of the Act for late filing of return of income and the assessees shall remain liable for payment of interest as per the provisions of section 234A of the Act.

6. For removal of doubt, it is clarified that for an assessee (other than working partner of a firm which is required to obtain and furnish Tax Audit Report), who is required to file its return of income by 30 th September, 2014 but not required to obtain and furnish Tax Audit Report under section 44AB, the due date for furnishing of return of income for assessment year 2014-15 remains as 30 th September, 2014.

(Rekha Shukla)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media & Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT

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0 responses to “CBDT extends return of Income / ITR Due date to 30.11.2014”

  1. Mahesh says:

    It appears that the CBDT does not bother for the SC decision where it held that if self assessment taxes are paid before due date then no interest can be charged on delay of filing returns. It is a punishment For honest tax payers.

  2. Cp Nambiar says:

    How does a salaried person with TDS already deducted earlier pay some more tax (dues post calculation taking into account certain income from bank deposits) for the AY 2014-15. Can it be done online? Does it need to be done before filing the return or can it be done after filing return with tax owing and subsequently after the return is cleared by IT dept. Could some one advice. The total taxable income is abot 8 lakh.
    Regards
    Cp Nambiar

  3. Mahesh Kumar B N says:

    What about interest u/s 234A??

  4. Sleeva Reddy says:

    The Due date for extension of filing of ITR is all right.

    If the assessee paid the self assessment tax before the due date (eg.30/09/2014) , but the return actually filed after due date (eg. 01/10/2014)

    My query is still assessee is liable to pay the interest u/s 234A of IT Act,1961.

    Experts, kindly remove my difficulty.

    Thanks & Regards

    CMA Sleeva Reddy

  5. CA.C. Maheshwar Reddy says:

    If the assessee not paid the TDS on or before 30th September also eligible for deduction and the same is not subject disallowance u/s.40(a)(ia) if he pays on or before 30th November 2014 for the asst.year 2014-15. The reasons is that, Sec.40(a)(ia) refers Sec.139(1) due date and as per the Order of the CBDT, the ‘due date’ was extended to 30th November, 2014 for all the purpose of the Act. When the ‘due date’ as given in clause (a) of Explanation 2 to Sec.139(1), is extended, then the same would apply to Sec.40(a)(ia). Hence, in my opinion, if the assessee pays the TDS on or before 30th November, the disallowance u/s.40(a)(ia) would not come.

    In the case of assessee suffered loss for this asst.year 2014-15, if such assessee covered under Tax audit, then the loss also carried forward if the return is filed on or before 30th November, 2014.

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    CA.C.Maheshwar Reddy

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