Income Tax Return Filing Due Dates for FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21) Extended!

Extended Income Tax Return Filing Due Date for FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21)

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, states had filed their petitions requesting the Income Tax Department to extended the Due Dates to file Income Tax Return for FY 2019-20 i.e. AY 2020-21.

Just a day before the ITR filing due date of 31st December 2020, the Finance Ministry extend the due dates for Income Tax Returns, Tax Audit Report, and GST Compliances.

Also, 16,66,548 ITRs were filed on 30th December up to 8pm. And 1,58,168 ITRs were filed between 7pm to 8pm i.e. after the extension announcement was made.

The revised due dates are as follows:

FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21) Extended From Extended To

ITR Filing due date when Tax Audit is not Applicable

31st December 2020

10th January 2021

Submission of Tax Audit Report 31st December 2020 15th January 2021
ITR Filing due date when Tax Audit is Applicable 31st January 2021 15th February 2021

Fun Fact: Almost 70% audience believed the ITR filing due date will be extended! Just like always 😉

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