Deadline for filing income tax returns extended till September 30

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Published: May 20,2021 11:20 PM
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The government extended the due date of filing income tax returns (ITR) for the financial year 2020-21 by two months till September 30, to provide relief to taxpayers.

May 20, 2021: Amid the severity of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the government extended the due date of filing income tax returns (ITR) for the financial year 2020-21 by two months till September 30, to provide relief to taxpayers.



The Finance Ministry also extended the timelines for various tax compliances under the Income-Tax Act, 1961, to address difficulties faced by taxpayers during the pandemic.





The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex body which heads the Income Tax (I-T) department, also extended the ITR filing deadline for companies by a month till November 30.



According to a statement released by the Ministry of Finance on Thursday, May 20, the deadline for issuing Certificate of Tax Deducted at Source in Form No 16 by employers to employees is extended by a month till July 15, 2021.