Last date for e-filing of IT returns extended to September 7th 2015.
The ‘due-date’ for filing of income tax return for Assessment Year 2015-16 was extended till 31st August, 2015 vide Order F.No. 225/154/2015/ITA-II dated 10th June, 2015 in case of those taxpayers who were required to file the tax return by 31st July, 2015.
The Government has received representations that tax payers have faced difficulties in E-filing of returns across the country due to slowing down of certain e-services on 31st August 2015.
Considering these representations, Central Board Direct Taxes has extended the ‘due-date’ for E-filing returns of income from 31st August 2015 to 7th September 2015 in respect of all taxpayers who were required to E-file their returns of income by 31st August 2015.
“This is the first time the government has extended the deadline after the deadline has passed. Even the last time it extended the deadline, in assessment year 2013-14, it did so on the last day,”