Not filled IT, GST return yet? Centre further extends deadline
The timeline for tax audits has also been extendedImage source: Unsplash

Not filled IT, GST return yet? Centre further extends deadline

The previous deadline for filing of returns was December 31.

New Delhi: Deadline for filing 'Income Tax' and 'GST' returns for the assessment year 2020-21, extended by the Centre on Wednesday

According to the Ministry of Finance's Revenue Department, the deadline for filing ITR by those taxpayers whose accounts are to be audited has been extended till February 15, 2021.

Besides, the deadline for filing ITR by other taxpayers has been extended till January 10.

Accordingly, the timeline for tax audits has also been extended to January 15, 2021.

The previous deadline for filing of returns was December 31.

Furthermore, GST annual returns for 2019-20 can now be filed till February 28, 2021.

A tweet by the IT Department said: "In view of the continued challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting statutory compliances due to outbreak of Covid-19, the Govt further extends the dates for various compliances."

The deadline for filing tax returns has been extended number of times this year amid the pandemic and demands have off late been raised for a further extension in a bid to provide relief to the common taxpayers and other businesses.

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