IT Return deadline extended to March 15, 2022: Govt.

NEW DELHI: As per the notification issued by the Department of Revenue of Finance Ministry, the government has extended the deadline for filing income tax returns for Assessment Year 2021-22 till March 15.

The deadline has been extended given the difficulty faced by taxpayers as a result of the current Coronavirus situation, according to the notification, as well as problems encountered while e-filing various audit reports under provisions of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Income Tax Department informed on Twitter about the extension of the deadline for filing income tax returns while saying that, “On consideration of difficulties reported by taxpayers/stakeholders due to Covid & in e-filing of Audit reports for AY 2021-22 under the IT Act, 1961, CBDT further extends due dates for filing of Audit reports & ITRs for AY 21-22.”

Apart from the extended ITR filing deadline, the CBDT has also extended the deadline for filing the Report of Audit to February 15, 2022.

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