Last date for filing income tax returns extended to August 5

The due date is extended in wake of "unprecedented surge" in number of I-T returns.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 9, 2014 2:38 pm

The government on Wednesday extended the last date for filing of income tax returns by five days to August 5.

The due date,which was July 31,has been extended in wake of “unprecedented surge” in number of I-T returns being filed electronically.

“As a measure of taxpayers convenience,it has been decided to extend the due date of filing of returns from July 31,2013 to August 5,2013,” the Finance Ministry said.

As per the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT),there has been an unprecedented surge in number of returns being e-filed.

This year till July 30,about 92 lakh returns have been electronically filed,which is 46.8 per cent higher than the returns e-filed during the corresponding period last fiscal.

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  1. R
    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:52 am
    Looking at last year's article this year huh?
    1. K
      keshava kumar
      Jul 22, 2014 at 3:38 am
      There seems to be printing mistake on the last dates mentioned "from July 31,2013 to August 5,2013 ", the year should be could the editor could miss on such glaring error in the article?
      1. U
        Nov 27, 2014 at 11:49 am
        31st july is only for non audit Persons??????????
        1. V
          Dec 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
          dude they have extended 5 days not 1 yr and 5 days.