Due date for returns of income and audit reports u/s 44AB is now extended up to 31st October 2015

Government of

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes


New Delhi, 1st October, 2015 

Extension of date for filing of Income tax returns and tax audit reports to 31
October 2015 – regarding

The issue of extension of last date for e-filing
returns of income and audit reports u/s 44AB due by 30th
September, 2015 has been the subject matter of litigation in various High
Courts across the country. While some High Courts have ruled in favour of the
extension of due date, some others have ruled otherwise. In order to avoid
discrimination between taxpayers residing in different jurisdictions and to be
fair to all, and also in view of paucity of time to approach the Hon’ble
Supreme Court by way of Special Leave Petition, the Government has decided that
across the country, all the returns of income and audit reports u/s 44AB which
were due for e-filing by 30th
September, 2015, may now be filed by 31st
October, 2015. 

Necessary order u/s 119
of the Income-tax Act, 1961 has been issued by CBDT in this regard.


(Shefali Shah) 

Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax

Official Spokesperson, CBDT


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