ICAI President CA Manoj Fadnis has vide letter dated 14.09.2015 bearing no. ICAI/DTC/2015-16/Rep-24 has written a letter to Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley and requested for extension of the due date of filing tax audit report and income-tax return for the AY 2015-16.
CA Manoj Fadnis said in his letter that Assessee and Professionals are not left with sufficient time due to delayed notification and e-enabling of return forms and such delay is causing genuine hardship to the assessees and members of the profession.
ICAI President CA Manoj Fadnis suggested that The ‘specified date’ for the purpose of audit of accounts and furnishing report of such audit under section 44AB is the due date of filing return of income under section 139(1). Therefore, in the interest of the stakeholders and the Revenue, the said date for A.Y. 2015-16 for assessees mentioned Under clause (a) of Explanation 2 to section 139(1) be extended from 30th September, 2015 to atleast 31st October, 2015.
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