ITR or Income Tax Return Filing Deadline for FY21 (AY 2021-22) Extended.

In a major relief to taxpayers, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Thursday extended the deadline for filing income-tax returns (ITR) for FY 2020-21 till September 30. All you need to know


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) announced on Thursday that the deadline for filing income tax returns (ITR) for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) has been extended to September 30. The official statement stated, “The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in the exercise of its competence under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, provides relaxation…” The decision was made in the aftermath of the country’s second coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended numerous tax deadlines.

“As the second wave of COVID-19 rages through multiple states in India, the extension of due dates for different compliances for employers, as well as the extension of tax filing due dates for taxpayers, is critical in the current circumstances,” stated Archit Gupta, founder and CEO of ClearTax.

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Check out the new tax deadlines for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22):

1) For regular taxpayers, the due date for filing an income tax return for Assessment Year 2021-22 has been moved from July 31, 2021 to September 30, 2021.

2) Audited taxpayers have until November 30 to file their income tax returns. The previous date was October 31.

3) The deadline for submitting the Tax Audit Report has been extended from September 30 to October 31, according to a statement from the CBDT.

4) The deadline for filing a late/revised income tax return has been moved from December 31, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

5) The deadline for submitting the Transfer Pricing Study Report has been extended to November 30.

6) The deadline for SFTs has been extended from May 31, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

7) Statement of Reportable Account – the deadline has been extended from May 31 to June 30.

8) The deadline for filing the TDS Statement for the fourth quarter of FY 2020-21 has been extended to June 30. Previously, the deadline for filing TDS was May 31.

9) The deadline for submitting Form 16 has been pushed back a month to July 15. It had been June 15 the day before.

“Various due date extensions will ease compliance burdens for businesses struggling in the current economic downturn. This also underscores the importance of firms moving their tax compliance completely online.”

The Income Tax Department announced on Wednesday that on June 7, it will launch a new e-filing site at From June 1 to June 6, the present platform would be unavailable to taxpayers for six days, according to a statement from Income Tax India. “The new e-filing portal is designed to provide taxpayers with ease as well as a modern, seamless experience. It is another step by the CBDT to make compliance easier for its taxpayers and other stakeholders,” it continued.

So far this fiscal year, the tax department has issued over Rs 24,792 crore in refunds to over 15 lakh taxpayers. The Income Tax Department tweeted, “CBDT issues refunds of about Rs 24,792 crore to more than 15 lakh taxpayers between 1st April 2021 and 17th May 2021.” In all, Rs 7,458 crore in personal income tax refunds were issued in approximately 14.98 lakh cases. 43,661 taxpayers received Rs 17,334 crore in corporate tax refunds.