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CBDT Extends Due Date For Furnishing Returns Of Income For AY 2016-17

Vide an order dated 29.07.2016 issued u/s 119 of the Income-tax Act, the CBDT has extended the due date for furnishing returns of income from 31st July 2016 to 5th August 2016. Vide another another order dated 29th July 2016, the CBDT has extended the due date for income-tax assessees in the State of Jammu & Kashmir to 31st August 2016.

F.No. 225/195/2016/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi, the 29th of July, 2016

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

On consideration of reports of Bank strike on 29th July, 2016 (Friday) and the 31st July, 2016 (Sunday), being a Bank-Holiday, in order to avoid any inconvenience to the taxpayers while making payment of taxes pertaining to returns of income for Assessment Year 2016-2017 , which are required to be filed by 31st July, 2016 as per provisions of Section 139(1) of Income-tax Act , 1961, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the ‘due­ date’ for filing such returns of Income from 31st July, 2016 to 5th August, 2016, in case of taxpayers throughout India who are liable to file their Income-tax return by the said ‘due­ date’

(Rohit Garg)
Deputy- Secretary to the Government of India

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