The last date for filing the Income Tax Return (ITR) has been extended to 5 August. Earlier, the deadline was set for today, 31 July, 2017. Adding to the plight of the common man, the government website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in crashed on Saturday, causing grave inconvenience to the users.
In the wake of the GST coming into action from this month, the Traders Association and the Chartered Accountants had made repeated requests to the government, calling for an extended date to ease out the pressure of filing the ITRs, which now it seems the government has considered.
It is pertinent to mention here that linking of Adhaar to the PAN cards was made mandatory this year and those who haven’t done it yet might land in a soup.
It has also been reported that the Income Tax department had directed that the tax payers should disclose their correct incomes. Also, last year after demonetisation it was asked that while filing the ITRs the tax payers should declare cash deposits amounting to Rs. 2 lakh or more.