REPRESENTATION MADE FOR EXTENSION OF DUE DATE FOR FILING THE RETURN OF INCOME
Due to the fact that most of the establishments are virtually closed on account of festivals of Durga Pooja, Navratra’s and Dussehra, representations were received from members all over the country posing the difficulties faced by them in preparing and filing the return of income by due date. Hence, ICAI has made a representation to the Chairman, CBDT requesting him to extend the due date for filing the return of income u/s 139 (1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 suitably.
Further, ICAI has also suggested CBDT to request the Assessing Officers not to fix the cases near to the last date of filing return of income and where the cases are already fixed up the same may be adjourned to some later date. This request has been made since it has been noticed that a large number of cases have been fixed up by the Assessing Officers near to the last date of filing return of income which becomes burdensome for the assessees.