Government extended to August 5 as Last date for filing Income Tax

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New Delhi: Taking public sector banks strike in account, the government on Friday has extended the last date for filing income-tax returns to August 5. “For assessees in Jammu and Kashmir, the due date of Income Tax return filing has been extended to August 31,” the Revenue Secreatry Hasmukh Adhia said, according to news agency, Usually the last date for filing income tax returns is July 31, however it was extended last year as well; at first till August 31 and then September 31.

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Earlier, Tax returns for 2015-16 (assessment year 2016-17) were originally to be filed by July 31. Taking note of the 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. J&K has been witnessing violent protest after July 8.

"For assessees in J&K, this date has been extended to August 31," the secretary added. In 2015 too, the last date for filing income tax return was extended to August 31 and further to September 31.

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