Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block, IT.II Division New Delhi, the 29th of July, 2016
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961
On consideration of reports of Bank strike on 29th July, 2016 (Friday) and the 31st July, 2016 (Sunday), being a Bank-Holiday, in order to avoid any inconvenience to the taxpayers while making payment of taxes pertaining to returns of income for Assessment Year 2016-2017, which are required to be filed by 31st July, 2016 as per provisions of Section 139(1) of Income-tax Act, 1961, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the ‘due-date’ for filing such returns of Income from 31st July, 2016 to 5th August, 2016, in case of taxpayers throughout India who are liable to file their Income-tax return by the said `due-date’.