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Income Tax Return Filing Deadline Unlikely to be Extended Beyond December 31: Report

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At a time when the taxpayers across the country are expecting the Central government to extend the ITR filing deadline due to rising cases of Omicron and other issues, a government official from the Income Tax Department on Tuesday cleared air and said the government is unlikely to extend the December 31 deadline to file returns.Also Read – Income Tax Return Due Date: Taxpayers Must Know These Points Before Filing ITR

Speaking to CNBC-TV18, an Income Tax Department official said that there is no immediate need to consider an extension to file IT returns beyond December 31.

Speaking to CNBC-TV18, an Income Tax Department official said that there is no immediate need to consider an extension to file IT returns beyond December 31. The development comes as various taxpayers continue to express concerns over the technical glitches of the new income tax portal. Also Read – ITR Filing Deadline Nears: Keep These Documents Ready Before Filing Income Tax Returns | Full List Here

Giving further details, the tax official added that the extension of ITR filing deadline is a policy decision that will be taken by the Union finance minister. Also Read – ITR Filing Deadline: Over 3 Crore Income Tax Returns Filed as Last Date Approaches. Details Here

In the meantime, the Income Tax department has said that as of December 19, over 3.83 crore tax returns have been filed for FY20-21.

For this purpose, the tax department is constantly sending reminders to taxpayers saying ” Dear PAN number, Now is a good time to file Income Tax Return for AY 2021-22. File Now. Please ignore if filed. Income Tax Department”.

Earlier, there were speculations that the ITR filing due date will be extended beyond December 31, 2021.

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