Government extends last date for e-filing income tax returns till October 31
New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance today extended deadline for e-filing of all returns of income & audit reports till October 31.
"Government has decided to extend the due date for e-filing of all the returns of income and audit reports u/s 44AB till 31st October, 2015. Earlier the due date for e-filing of returns and audit reports was 30th September, 2015 which has now been extended till 31st October, 2015," the Ministry said in a tweet.
The Income Tax department in June notified the new set of ITR forms, including a three-page simplified one, for taxpayers to file their returns for assessment year 2015-16.
The tax payers base in the country is just over 4 crore. The government aims to collect Rs 7.98 lakh crore in direct taxes in the current financial year.