The government has once again extended the last date for filing Income Tax returns. The deadline which was initially the end of this month is extended to December 31, the government said on Thursday. Usually due by the end of July, the date was extended last time in May till September 30 given the coronavirus pandemic.
"On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in the filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22 under the Income-tax Act, 1961(the “Act”), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22," the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
The new I-T e-filing portal was launched to ease the process ended with a lot of bugs. Taxpayers have since faced numerous problems accessing and using the portal since the day of its launch. The finance ministry had summoned Infosys managing director and chief executive officer, Salil Parekh, over troubles with the new income tax (I-T) e-filing portal.
On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers in filing of Income Tax Returns(ITRs) & Audit reports for AY 2021-22 under the ITAct, 1961, CBDT further extends the due dates for filing of ITRs & Audit reports for AY 21-22. Circular No.17/2021 dated 09.09.2021 issued. pic.twitter.com/FXzJobLO2Q— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) September 9, 2021