CBDT further extends due date for filing of Income Tax Returns & Tax audit reports from 15th Oct,2018 to 31st Oct, 2018 for all assessees liable to file ITRs for AY 2018-19 by 30.09.2018, after considering representations from stakeholders. Liability to pay interest u/s 234A of IT Act will remain.

  The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns and Audit Reports for Assessment Year 2018-19 is 30th September, 2018 for certain categories of taxpayers. Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) had earlier extended the date for filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of Audit to 15th October, 2018. Upon consideration of representations from various stakeholders, CBDT further extends the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns as well as reports of Audit (which were required to be filed by the said specified date) from 15th October, 2018 to 31st October, 2018 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers. However, as specified in earlier order dated 24.09.2018, assessees filing their return of income within the extended due date shall be liable for levy of interest as per provisions of section 234A of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

F.No. 225/358/2018/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi
Dated: 8th of October, 2018

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

On consideration of representations from various stakeholders for further extension of due date being 30th September, 2018 for purpose of filing return of income as well as various reports of audit pertaining to Assessment Year 2018-2019 for assessees covered under clause (a) of Explanation 2 of section 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act), the Board, in partial modification of its order dated 24.09.2018 in file of even number, hereby, further extends the due date for filing of return of income and reports of audit pertaining to Assessment Year 2018-2019 from 15th October, 2018 to 31st October, 2018. However, as specified in earlier order dated 24.09.2018, assessees filing their return of income within the extended due date shall be liable for levy of interest as per provisions of section 234A of the Act.

(Rajarajeswari R.)

Under Secretary to Government of India

Tax Audit Date extended to 31st Oct 2018

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9 Comments

  1. GANDI VINAYAKA says:

    his is not enough, because verification of GST returns and its complications and made rectifications and also extention of due date for filing of gst returns. Time comsumption for tax audit verification takes more time for every cases. Hence we need much more time for quality audit. ie extention up to 31st dec. Now the government create head ache and more pressure to professionals.

  2. C V S RAO says:

    In this movement CBDT has understood and considered the stakeholder’s representations.
    Thanks to CBDT for advance announcement of extend due date.

  3. Aftab Alam Khan says:

    Many, many thanks to CBDT to give15-15 days two times a little little ‘Alms’ to taxpayer and CA, make a large relaxation. Thanks ? In this too busy times.

  4. THULASIMANI says:

    this is not enough, because verification of GST returns and its complications and made rectifications and also extention of due date for filing of gst returns. Time comsumption for tax audit verification takes more time for every cases. Hence we need much more time for quality audit. ie extention up to 31st dec. Now the government create head ache and more pressure to professionals.

  5. rm says:

    till reporting on gst clauses in tax audit report, the dates will keep extending till dec18 end along with gst annual return for gst and accounts reconciliations.

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