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ITR filing deadline: Tax offices to remain open till midnight tomorrow

For individuals with age 80 years or more, an individual or HUF whose income does not exceed Rs 5 lakh and who has not claimed any refund in the return of income, they have an option to file ITR-1 (Sahaj) or ITR-4 (Sugam) in paper form.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 4, 2017 8:07:49 pm
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The Income Tax department has said its field offices will be open till midnight tomorrow in order to facilitate very senior citizens and those with income below Rs 5 lakh to file tax returns for financial year 2016-17. The deadline for filing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) was extended from July 31 to August 5 due to difficulties faced by taxpayers.

“In order to facilitate manual filing of returns on August 5, 2017, being a Saturday, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has directed that necessary arrangements be made for receiving Income Tax Returns up to midnight in all Income Tax Offices throughout the country,” a finance ministry statement said.

ITR e-filing is compulsory for all individuals except those whose income is less than Rs 5 lakh per annum and who are above 80 years of age.

For individuals with age 80 years or more, an individual or HUF whose income does not exceed Rs 5 lakh and who has not claimed any refund in the return of income, they have an option to file ITR-1 (Sahaj) or ITR-4 (Sugam) in paper form.

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