Income Tax return filing due date extended. CBDT Notification attached...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 31st August 2012 is the new due date for filing Income tax return in India instead of 31 July 2012.

Following are the approximate reasons for extension of date by CBDT :
  • e-Filing has been made mandatory for Individuals and HUFs whose Income is above INR 10 Lakhs (1 Million) and
  • Disturbance of general life caused due to major failure of power.

Exact Circular is as follows:

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, the 31st July 2012.
Order under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act. 1961
On consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to failure of power and further in consideration of the fact that the e-filing of returns for a specified category of individuals and HUF has been made mandatory, 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’ of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2012-13 to 31st August 2012 in respect of assessees who are liable to file such returns by 31st July 2012 as per provisions of section 139 of Income Tax Act, 1961.
(Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA.II)
Copy to:-
  1. PSto F.M./ OSDto FM/ PS to MOS(R)/ OSDto MOS(R).
  2. PS to Secretary (Revenue).
  3. Chairman (DT), All Members, Central Board of Direct Taxes.
  4. All CCITs(CCA)
  5. All Joint Secretaries / Directors / Deputy Secretaries / Under Secretaries of Central Board of Direct Taxes.
  6. DIT (Systems), New Delhi, for appropriate publicity by putting it on departmental website.
  7. The C&AG of India (30 copies).
  8. The IS & Legal Advisor, Min. of Law & Justice, New Delhi.
  9. The DG, NADT, Nagpur.
  10. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, IP Estate, New Delhi - 110003.
  11. All Chambers of Commerce
  12. CIT(OSD), Official Spokesperson of CBDT.
  13. All Cs.lT, CBDT ~\-i\~,\n..

  (Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA.II)


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