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ITR Filing Last Date: Relief to taxpayers, last date for filing ITR extended, know the new date

Due to problems in the new portal of the Income Tax Department, the last date for filing ITR has been extended to 30 September.

New Delhi. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for filing Income Tax Return (ITR) to 30 September. Earlier this date was 31st August. This change has been made under Section 3 of the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas (VSV) Act. Due to technical shortcomings in the new portal of Income Tax Department, taxpayers were finding it difficult to file returns.




The CBDT said in a statement that due to problems being faced in the issuance and amendment of Form 3 as required under the Vivad Se Vishwas Act, it has been decided to extend the last date for payment of any additional amount to 30 September.

However, it is clarified that the last date for payment with no additional amount under the VSV Act has not changed and will remain the same as October 31.




Finance Minister gave Infosys time till September 15

Amidst technical shortcomings released in the new portal of Income Tax Department, there was a meeting between Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Salil Parekh, MD and CEO of country’s leading software services company Infosys recently. Expressing displeasure, the Finance Minister raised the issue during his meeting with Parekh that why the portal is not working smoothly even after a lapse of about two and a half months. The Finance Minister has given Infosys time till September 15 to fix the glitches in the portal.

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