The last date to file income tax return (ITR) for FY 2021-22 is 31 July and still many taxpayers haven’t filed their returns, hoping that the government might extend the deadline for the same like the previous two years. Over the last two financial years, the government had extended the deadline for filing ITRs to ease compliance for taxpayers battling covid pandemic.
“Dear taxpayers, Do remember to file your ITR if you haven’t filed yet. The due date to file ITR for AY 2022-23 is 31st July, 2022. No time to spare #FileNow. Pl visit: http://incometax.gov.in,” read a tweet from the official account of the Income Tax Department.
As per I-T rules, the deadline for filing ITRs of a fiscal by individual taxpayers who do not need to get their accounts audited is July 31 of the subsequent financial year.
July 31 Income tax return deadline: Govt says no plan to extend
The government is not planning extending the last date for ITR filing as it expects most returns to come in by the due date of July 31, Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj said on Friday. “So far, there is no thinking of extending the last date of filing,” he said, PTI reported.