Due Dates for Income Tax return or ITR filing for various assesses are as follows :-
|Assessee||Due Date For Income tax Return filing|
|Individual||31st July of relevant assessment year.|
|HUF/BOI/AOP or in case of other non audit cases||31st July of relevant assessment year.|
|Company||30th September of relevant assessment year.|
|Partnership firm whose accounts need to be audited under Income tax act||30th September of relevant assessment year.|
|A person whose accounts need to be audited under Income tax act||30th September of relevant assessment year.|
*Relevant assessment year refers to the immediately succeeding financial year.
Example : If we are filing the Income tax return for F.Y.2015-16 (on the income earned during FY 2015-16),the relevant assessment year shall be 2016-17.
These are the normal due dates for filing your Income tax returns for a particular financial year.
However,the government can extend the prescribed due dates as and when required by giving prior notifications.
Due dates for ITR extended For Assessment year 2016-17 i.e.Financial year 2015-16 :
1. The Government has extended the last date of filing Income Tax Returns to 5th August 2016.
So,the tax payers who were supposed to file their ITRs on or before 31st July,2016 can file the same on or before 5th August 2016.
2. The due date for filing Income tax return and Tax Audit Report has been extended, for the assessees whose due date for filing income tax return is 30th September being a
- A company or
- A firm and others who are required to get their accounts audited under The Income tax Act,1961
Hence,the due date for filing ITR for assesses required to get their accounts audited, has been extended upto 17th October,2016.
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