CBDT in its earlier press release mentioned that as the software for ITR forms is under preparation, they are likely to be available for e-filing by 3rd week of June 2015. Accordingly, the time limit for filing these returns for AY 2015-16 is proposed to be extended up to 31st August, 2015. A separate notification will be issued in this regard. Now CBDT has released this ORDER [F.NO.225/154/2015/ITA.II], DATED 10-6-2015 regarding extension of due date of filing Income Tax return for assessment year 2015-16. The said order is given below.
F.No. 225/154/2015/ITA. II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi, the 10"' June, 2015.
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961
Subject:- Extension of due date of filing return of income for Assessment Year 2015-16 regarding.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the `due-date' for filing Returns of Income, in terms of clause (c) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, for Assessment Year 2015-16 from 31st July, 2015 to 31st August, 2015 in respect of income tax assesses concerned.
Under secretary to the Government of India
tax 'N' accounts people
Tarun Kumar Gupta
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