Govt extends last date for filing tax returns to Aug 5

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 18, 2018 Published on July 29, 2016

Bank strike on Friday behind move

The last date for filing income-tax returns has been extended to August 5.

Tax returns for 2015-16 (assessment year 2016-17) were originally to be filed by July 31.

But in view of the day-long strike at public sector banks, the deadline has been extended to August 5.

For Jammu and Kashmir, the deadline will be August 31 in view of the ongoing turmoil in the State.

“In view of today’s bank strike and disturbance in J&K, the due date of IT return filing is being extended,” Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said in a tweet on Friday.

For assessees across India liable to file I-T returns by July 31, the deadline is extended up to August 5, he said. .

“For assessees in J&K, this date has been extended to August 31,” the Secretary added.

Last year and the year before, too, the last date was extended.

Services at around 80,000 bank branches in the country were hit today as employees of public sector banks went on a one-day strike to protest the proposed merger of SBI associates with the parent and other issues. However, all the banks, including private sector lenders which were not part of the strike today, will be working full day tomorrow.

Published on July 29, 2016
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