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No extension in due date for filing IT returns: Govt

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has clarified that circulation of fake order dated 26.9.2015 for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16 is fraudulent.The
India TV News Desk September 28, 2015 13:40 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has clarified that circulation of fake order dated 26.9.2015 for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16 is fraudulent.

The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015, it said in a release published on PIB.

Tax payers and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order, it added.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a fake order dated September 26 supposedly under Section 119 of the Income-Tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, Under Secretary to the Government of India is in circulation.

The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section 119 of the Income-tax Act to 15 October 2015.

It is clarified the order is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by September 30. Tax payer and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy.