THIRD TIME CBDT extends FY19 income tax return filing deadline till September 30 due to COVID-19


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Wednesday (July 29) extended the deadline for filing of original and revised income tax (I-T) returns for FY19 till September 30.

 The two-month extension – the third such given for the fiscal – comes as the government looks to mitigate taxpayers’ “hardships” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“In view of the constraints due to the Covid pandemic & to further ease compliances for taxpayers, CBDT extends the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) from 31st July, 2020 to 30th September, 2020,” the Income Tax Department said in a tweet.

Earlier in March, the date was extended to June 30 from March 31, and in June till July 31.

A notification to this effect was issued by the CBDT on July 29 and comes after the Finance Ministry announced relaxations for the same on June 24.

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