Income tax offices to remain open on holidays for filing of returns
The government has said that all income tax offices will remain open during holidays between March 29 and 31 to facilitate filing of returns. All Ayakar Seva Kendras (ASKs) will also remain open on these days, an official statement by Ministry of Finance said.
The last date for filing belated returns for Assessment Years 2016-17 and 2017-18, and revised returns for Assessment Year 2016-17 is March 31, which is a Saturday. March 29 and 30 are also closed holidays.
"Therefore, to facilitate filing of income tax returns and completion of associated work, all income tax offices throughout India shall remain open on March 29, 30 and 31 respectively," the statement said, adding "The ASK centers will also be kept open on these days. All efforts will be made to provide assistance to taxpayers and to facilitate filing of returns by them."
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It may be noted that the last date for filing belated returns for Assessment Years 2016-17 and 2017-18 and revised returns for Assessment Year 2016-17 is extended till 31st March, 2018.