The Central Board of Direct Taxes have ordered that any return of income for the assessment year 2008-09 filed electronically on 30 th September 2008, in respect of which the electronic acknowledgement bears the date stamp of 1 st October 2008, shall be treated as having been filed within the due date, i.e. 30 th September 2008.
Accordingly, such returns of income shall be eligible for all benefits of filing of tax returns by the due date and no penal consequence shall be attracted for failure to file the return by the due date.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India , Pausa 01, 1930
New Delhi: December 22, 2008