MUMBAI: The government, on Wednesday, extended the last date for filing Income Tax return to September 07, a week more than its initial deadline of August 31.
“Due date for filing Income Tax return extended till 7th Sep, 2015,” the finance ministry said in a tweet.
Earlier, the Income Tax department had extended the last date for filing I-T returns by residents of Gujarat to September 7, following disruption of normal life due to agitation over the Patel reservation row.
The tax department has notified a new set of ITR forms, including a three-page simplified one, for taxpayers to file their returns for assessment year 2015-16.
The taxpayers based in India are just over 4 crore.
The government aims to collect Rs 7.98 lakh crore in direct taxes in the current financial year.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.