Due date for filing of return of income extended up to August 5, 2016: CBDT

On consideration of reports of Bank strike on 29th July, 2016 (Friday) and the 31 st
July, 2016 (Sunday), being a Bank-Holiday, in order to avoid any inconvenience to the taxpayers while making payment of taxes pertaining to returns of income for Assessment Year 2016-2017, which are required to be filed by 31 st July, 2016 as per provisions of Section 139(1) of Income-tax Act, 1961, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, has extended the ‘due date’ for filing such returns of Income from 31 st July, 2016 to 5th August, 2016, in case of taxpayers throughout India who are liable to file their Income-tax return by the said ‘due date’.