The CBDT vide circular No. 08/2021, dated 30-04-2021 has extended the due dates relating to various compliance under Income Tax Act, 1961.

In order to provide further relief to taxpayers in view of severe pandemic, the CBDT vide circular No. 09/2021, dated 20-05-2021 has further extended the time limits of certain compliances.

Extension of Due Dates

Particulars Original Due Date Extended Due Dates Section
Filing of return of income in response to reassessment notice under section 148 01-04-2021 or later 31-05-2021 Section 148
Filing of belated or revised return of income for Assessment Year 2020-21 31-03-2021 31-05-2021 Section 139(4)/139(5)
Furnishing of challan-cum-statement for tax deducted during the month of March, 2021:

  • Section 194-IA, Section 194-IB, Section 194M
30-04-2021 31-05-2021 Sections 194-IA, 194-IB, 194M read with Rule 30
Furnishing of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for the Financial Year 2020-21 31-05-2021 30-06-2021 Section 285BA read with rule 114E
Furnishing of Statement of Reportable Account for calendar year 2020 31-05-2021 30-06-2021 Section 285BA read with Rule 114G
Furnishing of TDS Statement for the 4th quarter of the Financial Year 2020-21 31-05-2021 30-06-2021 Section 200 read with Rule 31
Issue of TDS certificate in form 16 for the Financial Year 2020-2021 15-06-2021 15-07-2021 Section 203 read with Rule 31
TDS/TCS Book adjustment statement in Form 24G for the month of May 2021 15-06-2021 30-06-2021 Section 206C read with Rule 37CA
Statement of deduction of tax in case of superannuation fund for the Financial Year 2020-21 31-05-2021 30-06-2021 Section 192(5) read with Rule 33
Statement of income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder in Form No. 64D for the Previous year 2020-21 15-06-2021 30-06-2021 Section 115UB read with Rule 12CB
Statement of income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder in Form No. 64C for the Previous year 2020-21 30-06-2021 15-07-2021 Section 115UB read with Rule 12CB
Return of income for the assessment year 2021-22 for all assessee other than

(a) corporate-assessee;

(b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited);

(c) partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited or the spouse of such partner if the provisions of section 5A applies; or

(d) an assessee who is required to furnish a report under section 92E.

31-07-2021 30-09-2021 Section 139(1)
Return of income for the assessment year 2021-22 if the assessee is:

(a) corporate-assessee;

(b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited); or

(c) Partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited or the spouse of such partner if the provisions of section 5A applies.

31-10-2021 30-11-2021 Section 139(1)
Return of income for the assessment year 2021-22 (in the case of international or specified domestic transactions) 30-11-2021 31-12-2021 Section 139(1)
Filing of audit report for the assessment year 2021-22 30-09-2021 31-10-2021 Section 44AB
Furnishing of report from an accountant for the assessment year 2021-22 in the case of international or specified domestic transactions under Section 92E 31-10-2021 30-11-2021 Section 44AB
Belated or revised return of income for the Assessment Year 2021-22 31-12-2021 31-01-2022 Section 139(4)/(5)
  • Though the due date for filing of Income-tax Return for the Assessment Year 2021-22 has been extended, no relief shall be provided from the interest chargeable under section 234A if the tax liability exceeds Rs. 1 lakh. Thus, if the self-assessment tax liability of a taxpayer exceeds Rs. 1 lakh, he would be liable to pay interest under section 234A from the expiry of original due dates.
  • A resident senior citizen who does not have any income from business or profession is not required to pay advance tax and he can pay the entire tax by way of self-assessment tax. For computing the limit of Rs. 1 lakh (as specified above), the self-assessment tax paid by a senior citizen on or before 31-07-2021 shall be deemed to be the advance tax. Thus, the same shall be reduced while computing the tax liability of Rs. 1 lakh.
  • The due date for filing of TCS Statement and to furnish the TCS certificate has not been extended
  • The due date to furnish other TDS certificates (Form 16A, Form 16B, etc.) has not been extended

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