Income Tax Return Filing Date: No plan to extend deadline beyond 31st July, 2018

Income Tax Return Filing Date: No plan to extend deadline beyond 31st July, 2018

सेंट्रल बोर्ड ऑफ डायरेक्ट टैक्स (सीबीडीटी) ने यह स्पष्ट किया है कि गैर-कर
लेखा परीक्षा मामलों के लिए निर्धारित अन्तिम तिथि में विस्तार के संबंध में
सोशल मीडिया में फैली अफवाहें गलत हैं। आयकर विभाग ने यह भी स्पष्ट किया है कि
31 जुलाई, 2018 से आगे की इस समय सीमा को बढ़ाने की विभाग की ऐसी कोई योजना
नहीं है।

CIRCULAR No. 4/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, Dated 21st July, 2018
Order under section 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’)
This Circular is issued in pursuant to 139(1) of the Tax Act, 1961 is to clarify that rumors spreading across in media regarding extension in due date for non-tax audit is fake and no such plans to extend this deadline beyond 31st July, 2018. The department already received over 1 crore returns filed electronically.

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As per Section 234F of the Income Tax Act, from 1st April 2018, the penalty for late filing income tax return would be as

(a) five thousand rupees, if the return is furnished on or before the 31st day of December of the assessment year;

(b) ten thousand rupees in any other case:

Provided further that if the total income of the person not exceed five lakh rupees, the fee payable under this section shall not exceed one thousand rupees. Therefore, the assesses are hereby asked to file their ITRs before the due date to avoid the penalty.
(Sanyam Suresh Joshi)