Dear Professional Colleague,

As you may be kindly aware that the due date to file ITR Forms for certain assessees as specified in clause (c) of Explanation 2 to section 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for Assessment Year 2022-­23 is 31st July, 2022 which is just round the corner and fast approaching. We are sure the work regarding the ITR filing of clients is in full swing and our members would be able to achieve the said deadline as always.

In this regard, we wish to inform that the Direct Taxes Committee (DTC) of ICAI is not in favour of making any representation for extension of any due date. It will be appreciated that such a step is counter productive for professional interests for the reasons as below:

1. With extended due date, efforts and expenses increase, fees do not increase and as a consequence contribution reduces.

2. Time for continuing education and knowledge updating and even for leisure is reduced causing long term adverse consequences.

3. CAs are not required to pay cost of delay and taxpayer who are subjected to costs, their associations may represent.

Therefore, you are hereby requested to please enlighten taxpayers to provide data in time to avoid unpleasant consequences. Further, representation has been made by DTC of ICAI to CBDT with regard to issues on the Income Tax portal. Moreover, for such issues, the CBDT may extend due date suo moto.

Please take care to discharge assignments diligently, take due representation from assessee for income computation and mandate to upload ITR. Please do not carry any pressure, work with pleasure which will lead to prosperity.

Happy Learning!

Warm Regards,
Direct Taxes Committee
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI not in favor of making Representation for ITR Due Date Extension

Representation on Income Tax Return due Date Extension

S. No. Representation by Link
1 Income Tax Practitioners Association Extension of Due date for filing of Income Tax Returns to 31 August 2022
2 Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Extend due dates of Income tax returns from 31.07.2022 to 31.08.2022
3 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Request for extension of due date for filing ITR for AY 2022-23
4 The Punjab Accountants Association Request to Extend Income Tax Return due date for Non-Audit & Salaried
5 Maharashtra Tax Practitioners’ Association Extend due date of filing Income tax Return for Non Audit Taxpayers
6 All Orissa Tax Bar Association Extend date for filing Income Tax Returns (non-audited) till 31st October 2022
7. All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) AIFTP represents Finance Ministry & CBDT for extension of ITR due date
8. HOWRAH TAX BAR ASSOCIATION’ Request to extend due date for filing of ITR for Non-Audit Assessee
9. Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants (AGFTC) and Income Tax Bar Association Representation to Extend ITR Due Date of Non Audit Case for AY 2022-23
10. BJP Professional cell, Mumbai Request to Extend Due date of Income Tax Returns and Tax Audit
11. Central Gujarat Chamber of Tax Consultants (CGCTC) Request to extend Due Date for Filing Income Tax Returns (For Non-Audit Cases)
12. ICAI ICAI not in favor of making Representation for ITR Due Date Extension
13. Sikar Tax Bar Association, Sikar Representation to extend due date of filing ITR to 31st August, 2022
14. Haryana State Tax Bar Association (HSTBA) Requests for extension of Income Tax Return (ITR) due date
15. GST Practitioners’ Association, Punjab Request to Extend Due date for filing of ITR to 31st August 2022
16. Taxation Bar Association Request to extend due date for filing Non Audit ITR to 31.08.2022

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    Our Institute ICAI “attitude” is obsolutely correct and i and many of our fellow members will fully endorse this view . The fourth point the institute has not mentioned is that Why we should fight for the extension ? and , for the benefit of 140 crore public ? when the present government and the british era bureacrates is always watches with suspicion and envy ? What we are going to gain ? Let the general public to fight their own battle , and at suitable time change the regime if they need extension !

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