CBDT further extends the income tax return filing due date for FY 2020-21 from 31st Dec 2021 to 15th March 2022 for individuals whose accounts do not require an audit. This extension comes in light of the difficulties faced by taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initially, due to the difficulties faced by the taxpayers in the electronic filing of income tax returns on the new portal.
Earlier, CBDT had extended the Income Tax Return filing date for individuals whose accounts do not require an audit to 30th September 2021 from the original due date, 31st July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the CBDT Notification on 9th September, the last date for filing income tax return for AY 2021-22 is extended for Salaried employees and Pensioners from the original 31st July 2021 to 31st December 2021.
Also, the income tax return due date for FY 2020-21 for companies which was extended from 31st October 2021 to 30th November 2021 is further extended to 15th February 2022. Again, it is extended to 15th March 2022.
Almost all the categories of taxpayers have been given extensions in the income tax return filing due date.
Let’s get into the details.