As a Measure of Taxpayers Convenience, Last Date of Filing of Returns Extended to 5th August, 2013

There is an unprecedented surge in number of returns being e-filed during this year. 92.03 lakh returns have been e-filed up to 30th July, 2013 which is 46.8 % higher than the returns e-filed during the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

Due to large number of taxpayers accessing e-filing website on due date of filing, some cases of taxpayers not being able to access the e-filing portal have been reported. These problems are primarily due to network constrains of the local internet service providers (ISPs).

However, as a measure of taxpayers convenience, it has been decided to extend the due date of filing of returns from 31st July, 2013 to 5th August, 2013.

Taxpayers are requested to avail of this extension of time and file their returns after paying due taxes.

Source- Press Release from Ministry of Finance


Official Notification in this regard from CBDT is as follows :-

F. No. 225/117/2013/ITA.II

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA.II Division

New Delhi, the 31st of July, 2013

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961

The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the ‘due-date’ for filing Returns of Income from 31st July, 2013 to 5th August 2013.

(Rohit Garg)

Deputy-Secretary to Government of India

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0 responses to “Income Tax Return Due Date Extended to till August 5, 2013”

  1. mukesh says:

    So nice & Thanks

  2. vasanth kumar raju says:

    thank you to cbdt for extend the dates.

  3. R.L. PANDEY says:

    e filing facility is excellant and service at par. thanks to IT dept.

  4. CA Raghunathan says:

    Extension of time till 5th August may not be sufficient.

    As opined by Mr.Harish, there should be staggered due dates for salaried assessees and others (not subject to tax audit or transfer pricing provisions).

  5. CA. Saibaburao Nanduri says:

    Dear Sir,

    Yesterday morning between 6-30 AM and 7-30 AM I have uploaded around one dozen Returns.Subsequently I was able to file only ‘one return’ out of nine, between 10.00 A.M. and 8-45P.M. The extension of time was not declared by that time. However the decision taken by the CBDT, in extending the time, is laudable.Thanks to to the persons, at the helm of affairs, in Ministry of Finance !

  6. harish says:

    Finally good sense has prevailed upon Ministry of Finance. Last date for business returns be permanently changed to 31st Aug. Professional face utmost pressure because last date for VAT returns is also 31st July. Earlier last date for salary and other heads except business was 30th June. Why not to revert that schedule? Is someone from Ministry of Finance listening?

  7. harish says:

    It was news caption at 2.00 PM.

  8. N.B.Chaudhari. says:

    No efficient deprtment like a income tax department of india.I am proud of my incometax department who thinks about difficulties of assessees.

  9. N.B.Chaudhari. says:

    No efficient department like a income tax department of India.I am proud of my income tax department who thinks about difficulties of assessees.But request to think about compulsion of e-return to every assessee.

  10. RAJKUMAR says:

    This is good news for Gov. Salary Tax Payer.

  11. Saket Swami Gupta says:

    what a prompt service.
    thanks from all beneficiaries.

  12. MANIK SETH says:




  14. vijay says:

    sure it will give relief to many taxpayer.

  15. Biraj Barai, Advocate says:

    Thanks for extending the due date

  16. Santosha Hegde says:

    Is there any grace period for Income tax efiling.? please let me know?

  17. SANJIV GUPTA says:

    It is Good News for late latif tax-payer.

  18. MUDIT AGRAWAL Advocate says:

    ya definitely for all those for whom due date is 31July

  19. Soumya says:

    For all taxpayers?

  20. Soumya says:

    For all taxpayers

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