Due date for filing ITR and Tax Audit Report extended to 31st October 2017

F. No.225/270/2017/ITA.II

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block, ITA.II Division

New Delhi , the 31st August 2017

Order under Section 119 of the Income tax Act 1061(‘Act’)

The Goods and Service Tax (‘GST’) has come Into effect on 01.07.2017. In recent days , dates for filing various returns and forms under GST have been extended by the government. In this backdrop , representations have been filed by various stakeholders requesting for extending the ‘due date’ for filing various reports of audit as well as tax-returns under  the Income Tax act from 30th September 2017 so as to allow sufficient time to assesses and tax professionals, and thus, facilitate their ease of compliance and statutory responsibilities under various fiscal laws.

On consideration of the matter, The Central Board Of Direct Taxes , in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Act, in respect of all assesses’ covered under clause(a) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act , hereby extends the ‘due date’ prescribed therin for filing the returns of the income as well as various reports of audit prescribed under the Income-Tax Act which are required to be filled by the said ‘due date’ from 30th September 2017 to 31st October 2017

(Rohit Garg)

Director ITA.II

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