Why the last date for filing income tax is increasing again and again, know what is the new deadline


Income Tax Return: The central government has again extended the last date for filing income tax returns. Now the Income Tax Return (ITR) for the financial year 2020-21 can be submitted till 31 December 2021. For the second time this year, the government has extended the date for filing income tax. For the first time due to Corona, the government was forced to extend the date, so this time the matter is technical.

Problems are coming in the new portal of income tax

It is being told that many problems are coming in the new portal of Income Tax. Even after its launch on June 7, the problems in the portal continue. This new portal of income tax has been prepared by Infosys. Due to technical problems, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has summoned the CEO and MD of Infosys.

Earlier the last date for filing ITR was 30 September

The government had asked to remove the problems coming in the portal by 15th September, but the difficulties are still going on. After which the government has extended the date for filing of income tax return. Earlier, the last date for filing ITR was September 30, 2021. Generally, the last date for filing ITR for individual taxpayers is 31st July.

Deadline for filing ITR for companies is 15 February 2022

At the same time, CBDT has also extended the deadline for filing ITR for companies from November 30, 2021 to February 15, 2022. The CBDT has also extended the deadlines for filing tax audit reports and transfer pricing certificates from October 31 and November 30, 2021, to January 15, 2022 and January 31, 2022, respectively, from October 31, 2022. Apart from this, the last date for filing late or revised ITR has been extended by two more months to March 31, 2022.

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