Income Tax Return Filing Deadline EXTENDED: Check due dates, reason and other details here

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Sep 10, 2021, 02:23 PM IST

The central government on Thursday extended the deadline till December 31 for filing of income tax returns by individuals for the financial year 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic and technical glitches in the IT portal. Check the details here:

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Deadline extended till December 31

Deadline extended till December 31

The deadline for filing ITR by individuals for FY 21 has been extended till December 31, 2021. Earlier, the deadline was extended to September 30, 2021. Usually, the last date for filing the ITR (Income Tax Returns) for the individual taxpayers is July 31. (Image source: PTI)

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Reason behind extending date

Reason behind extending date

The Finance Ministry said in a statement that the decision has been taken considering the 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. With regard to resolution of glitches in the tax portal, the finance ministry on Wednesday said it is continuously engaging with Infosys to ensure a smooth filing experience for taxpayers.

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ITR filing deadline for companies

ITR filing deadline for companies

The CBDT has also extended the ITR filing deadline for companies till February 15, 2022 from November 30, 2021. (Image source: PTI)

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Due date for filing the tax audit report and transfer pricing certificate

Due date for filing the tax audit report and transfer pricing certificate

The due date for filing the tax audit report and transfer pricing certificate has been extended to January 15, 2022 and January 31, 2022, respectively, from the existing deadline of October 31 and November 30, respectively. (Image source: IANS)

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Last date for filing belated or revised return of income

Last date for filing belated or revised return of income

For filing belated or revised return of income, the last date has been extended by another two months to March 31, 2022. (Image source: Pixabay)