CBDT issued Notification No. 88/2020 and extended Due dates of Income Tax Return and Tax Audit Report as follows:-

A. Income Tax Return FY 2019-20/AY 2020-21

i. Without tax audit –31.12.20

ii. TP, tax audit & tax audit firm partners– 31.01.21

B. Various audit reports (tax audit, transfer pricing etc) – 31.12.20

C. Income tax return FY 2018-19 -30.11.2020

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 88/2020-Income Tax

New Delhi, the 29th October, 2020

S.O. 3906(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 Act), the Central Government hereby specifies, for the purpose of the said sub-section (1), that, in a case where the specified Act is the Income-tax Act, 1961 and the compliance for the assessment year commencing on the 1st day of April, 2020, relates to –

(i) furnishing of return under section 139 thereof, the time-limit for furnishing of such return, shall –

(a) in respect of the assessees referred to in clauses (a) and (aa) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1) of the said section 139, stand extended to the 31st day of January, 2021; and

(b) in respect of other assessees, stand extended to the 31st day of December, 2020:

Provided that the provisions of the fourth proviso to sub-section (1) of the Act shall, mutatis mutandis apply to these extensions of due date, as they apply to the date referred to in sub-clause (b) of clause (i) of the third proviso thereof.

(ii) furnishing of report of audit under any provision of that Act, the time-limit for furnishing of such report of audit shall stand extended to the 31st day of December, 2020.

2. This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

[Notification No. 88/2020/ F. No. 370142/35/2020-TPL]

NIRAJ KUMAR, Dy. Secy. (Tax Policy and Legislation Division)

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One Comment

  1. Sreedhar Krishna Murthy says:

    It is a great source of information about Income tax law, rules and notifications as also circulars.

    This is a good source of information. Even if one reads through Income Tax Law and Rules we cannot know its boundaries, as certain due dates and limitations are not available in one place.

    I would like to request you to indicate at the top the date upto which the web pages are updated.

    Further, I have a query on Capital gains and exemption under 54EC. What is the extended due date for making investment in the specified bonds to get benefit of section 54EC?

    What is the extended due date for making investment/. deposit under section 54 to get benefit exemption in respect of transfer of a residential house.

    Please cite the relevant notifications.

    Does it not discriminate if the due date for 54EC is not extended till the date for filing Annual Return as the lock downs and the scare of Carona-19 prevented senior citizens from making deposits by going to banks, which they are advised against?

    Thanks for quick reply

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