Income Tax Return Alert: In a great relief for the taxpayers, the CBDT on Thursday extended the last date for filing ITR for the Financial Year 2020-21 till December 31. It was earlier extended till September 30. The move from the Income Tax department comes as the ITR filing portal was facing technical glitches for the taxpayers while filing ITR.Also Read - Income Tax: Centre Relaxes TDS provisions For ST Community | Details Here

Issuing a statement, the CBDT said it considered the difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing of Income Tax Returns. Also Read - PAN-Aadhaar Card Linking Deadline Extended Till March 2022 | Here’s How to Link it Online

“On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22 under the Income-tax Act, 1961(the “Act”), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement. Also Read - Sonu Sood Once Praised by BJP, Now Considered Tax Evader: Shiv Sena on IT Raids at Actor's Properties

Copy of the ITR notice: 

It must be noted that the due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22 was 31st July, 2021 under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act. Then the deadline was extended to 30th September, 2021 vide Circular No.9/2021 dated 20.05.2021.

The due date of furnishing of Report of Audit under any provision of the Act for the Previous Year 2020-21, which is 30th September, 2021, as extended to 31st October, 2021 vide Circular No.9/2021 dated 20.05.2021, is hereby further extended to 15th January, 2022;

The CBDT also issued the notice saying it has extended the deadline to file belated and/or revised ITR by two months from January 31, 2022 to March 31, 2022. “The due date of furnishing of belated/revised Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, which is 31st December, 2021 under sub-section (4)/sub-section (5) of section 139 of the Act, as extended to 31st January, 2022, vide Circular No.9/2021 dated 20.05.2021, is hereby further extended to 31st March, 2022.”

The CBDT also stated that the due date of furnishing Report from an Accountant by persons entering into international transaction or specified domestic transaction under section 92E of the Act for the Previous Year 2020-21, which is 31st October, 2021, as extended to 30th November, 2021 vide Circular No.9/2021 dated 20.05.2021, is hereby further extended to 31st January, 2022.