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Audit due date extended to 31st October 2017

Posted on 31 August 2017,    
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F.No. 225/270/2017/ITA.II 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Revenue 
Central Board of Direct Taxes 
North-Block, ITA.II Division 
New Delhi 
dated the 31st of August, 2017 

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (`Act') 

The Goods and Services Tax ('GST') has come into effect on 01.07.2017. In recent days, dates for filing various returns and forms under GST have been extended by the Government. In this backdrop, representations have been filed by various stakeholders requesting for extending the 'due date' for filing various reports of audit as well as tax-returns under the Income-tax Act from 30th September, 2017 so as to allow sufficient time to the assessees' and tax professionals, and thus, facilitate their ease of compliance with statutory responsibilities under various fiscal laws. 

On consideration of the matter, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Act, in respect of all assessees' covered under clause (a) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act, hereby extends the 'due-date' prescribed therein for filing the return of income as well as various reports of audit prescribed under the Income-tax Act which are required to be filed by the said 'due date' from 30th September, 2017 to 31st October, 2017. 

(Rohit Garg) Director-ITA.II 

Copy to:- 
1. PS to FM/OSD to FM/PS to MoS(F)/OSD to MoS(F) 
2. PS to Secretary (Revenue) 
3. Chairman, CBDT 
4. All Members, CBDT 
5. All Pr.DsGIT /Pr.CCsIT 
6. All Joint Secretaries/CsIT, CBDT
7. Directors/Deputy Secretaries/Under Secretaries of CBDT 
8. DIT (RSP&PR)/Systerns, New Delhi 
9. The C&AG of India (30 copies) 
10. The JS & Legal Advisor, Min. of Law & Justice, New Delhi 
11. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 
12. All Chambers of Commerce 
13. CIT (M&TP), Official Spokesperson of CBDT 
14. 0/o Pr. DGIT(Systems) for uploading on official website 
15. JCIT (Database Cell) for uploading on departmental website 

(Rohit Garg) Director-ITA.II 

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