Due date for Filing ITR for FY 2018-19 extended to August 31

The Central Board of Direct Taxes by an order dated 23rd July, 2019 has extended the deadline for filing Income Tax Return for Financial Year 2018-19 by individuals and HUF to August 31, 2019. The original due date was 31st July.

As per the order, extension is applicable to all taxpayers liable to file their tax returns by 31st July, which is the deadline to for most individuals and HUFs, who are not mandatorily required to get their accounts audited for tax purposes.

This extension has been given as taxpayers were facing difficulties in filing their tax returns because of various reasons, including the extension of date for issuing Form 16 i.e. TDS certificate given by employers for Assessment year 2019-20.

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