ITR Filling Due Date extended to 5th August for AY 2017-18 (i.e. Year ending 31.03.2017)

The last date for filing of income tax returns (ITRs) for the financial year 2016-17 has been extended to August 5.

Due date for filing Income tax return u/s 139(1) for the assessees who are not covered under audit is 31st July of the relevant assessment year. Income tax return filing due date for the financial year ending 31.03.2017 is 31st July, 2017 which was likely to be extended for 1 or 2 months (30th August, 2017 or 30th September, 2017) due to continuous unavailability of Income tax return filing website. However, it is finally announced that the same is extended to 5th August, 2017

Moreover, As Aadhar PAN linking made mandatory for return filers, assessees are facing problem in Aadhar linking.

The Income Tax Department has already received over two crore returns filed electronically.