Income Tax e-filling Last Date Extended to 31 august 2019 For A.Y. 2019-20
“The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. Upon consideration of the matter, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extends the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers,” a press release by the CBDT said on Tuesday evening.
There have been demands for an extension in filing ITR date since issuance of tax deducted at source (TDS) statement for 2018-19 fiscal was delayed. Income Tax department had last month extended the deadline for employers to issue Form 16 TDS certificate for financial year 2018-19 to its employees by 25 days till July 10. This left the salaried taxpayers with a limited time-frame of just 20 days to file their income tax returns.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing Income Tax Returns to August 31, 2019, for taxpayers who were to file their returns by July 31.
The ITR-1 form has been simplified this year, making it easier for salaried employees to e-file returns.
You can file your Income Tax return free on the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department. You can also choose one of the several tax filing portals to e-file your taxes for a fee.
For salaried employees, when E-Filing Income Tax returns, you need accurate information on income, deduction and taxes you have paid. Here is a checklist for you when e-Filing your Income Tax returns.
- Form 16: This is the most important document which your employee will provide you.
- Decide on the suitable ITR form: If you are a salaried employee and do not have income from some of the sources mentioned above, you have to fill up ITR-1 when E-Filing your taxes.
- Form 26 AS: Form 26AS is a consolidated record of the various taxes deducted from your income and deposited with the Government. Form 26AS can be downloaded through netbanking if PAN is mapped to that particular account.