Jan 12, 2022
ITR filing, tax audit report deadlines for FY 2020-21 extended by CBDT
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due dates for filing tax audit reports and income tax return for certain category of taxpayers for FY 2020-21. This was announced by the income tax department via a press release issued on January 11, 2022.
The ITR deadline extension has come after various taxpayers asked the tax department and finance ministry to extend the ITR filing dates due to the rising coronavirus cases and issues with the new income tax portal. “On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders due to COVID and in electronic filing of various reports of audit under the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has decided to further extend the due dates for filing of income tax returns and various reports of audit for the assessment year 2021-22,” said the press release.