The government of India has extended the deadline for submitting the Annual Income Tax Return (ITR) for Fiscal Year 2020-21 for India citizens from the previous period of September 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021. The extension applies to those whose accounts do not require an audit and who usually file a tax return. income using Form ITR-1 or ITR-4.

Extended due dates of ITR and Tax Audit

In a statement, the Finance Ministry said the decision took into account the difficulties reported by taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing income tax returns and various audit reports for the 2021-22 assessment year under the Income Tax Act,1961.

Extended due dates of Income Tax Return and Tax Audit

The deadline for submitting the Annual Income Tax Return (ITR) for the fiscal year 2020-21 for individuals has been extended from the normal deadline to July 31, 2021. The new portal for e-filing of income tax has been overshadowed by other issues and problems from the start. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave Infosys, the company that created a new income tax portal, until September 15, 2021 to resolve any issues.

Last year, the government extended the ITR application deadline for individuals four times – first from 31 July to 30 November 2020, then until 31 December 2020, and finally until 10 January 2021.

Considering the difficulties reported by taxpayers in filing income tax returns (ITR) and audit reports for AY 2021-22 under IT Aact 1961, CBDT further extended the deadline for filing ITR and audit reports for AY 21-22. Circular 17/2021 dated 09.09.2021 has been published,” the IT department tweeted.

The deadline for submitting audit reports in accordance with all statutory provisions for the previous year 2020-21 has been extended to January 15, 2022.

The deadline for filing an accountant’s report by anyone who has made certain international transactions or domestic transactions under Article 92F of the Act for the previous year 2020-21 is now 31 January 2022.

Once again, IT decided to extend the deadline for submitting SPT PPh AY 2021-22 to February 15, 2022, along with several other extensions.

The deadline for granting returns for the 2021-22 appraisal year, which is 31 December 2021, has also been extended to 28 February 2022.

The deadline for granting pending or amended income refunds for the period 2021-22 AY has been extended to March 31, 2022.

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