Government has extended the due date for filing of Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2015-16 to 7th September 2015 from 31st August 2015 for taxpayers who were required to file their tax-return by 31st July, 2015. It has been done considering hardships faced by taxpayer in E-Filing Returns of Income on the last date i.e. 31st August, 2015 due to slowing down of certain e-services. CBDT has already extended due date for Assessee of Gujarat to 7th September by its order dated 31st August 2015.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi, Dated- 2nd September, 2015
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961
For Assessment Year 2015-2016, vide even number order dated 10th June, 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘CBDT’) had extended the ‘due-date’ for filing Income-tax returns till 31st August, 2015 in cases of those taxpayers who were required to file their tax-return by 31St July, 2015. This date was further extended till 7th September, 2015 in case of taxpayers of Gujarat in view of dislocation of general life in that State in last week of August.
CBDT has further received representations that across the country, taxpayers had faced hardships in E-Filing Returns of Income on the last date i.e. 31st August, 2015 due to slowing down of certain e-services.
Therefore, after considering the matter, CBDT in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the ‘due-date’ for EFiling Returns of Income from 31st August, 2015 to 7th September, 2015 in respect of all the taxpayers who were required to E-File their returns by 31st August, 2015.
Deputy- Secretary to the Government of India