CBDT extends the date for filing income tax return for Assessment Year 2016- 2017 from July 31st to August 5th, 2016
As per provisions of Section 139(1) of Income-tax Act 1961, Central Board of Direct Taxes extends the due date for filing returns of Income for Assessment Year 2016- 2017 from 31st July, 2016 to 5th August,2016 , in case of taxpayers throughout India who are liable to file their Income-tax by 31st July, 2016.
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This extension is given in order to avoid any inconvenience to the taxpayers while making payment of taxes pertaining to returns of income for Assessment Year 2016- 2017 by 31st July, 2016 due to reports of Bank strike on 29th July,2016(Friday) and 31st July,2016 (Sunday), being a Bank-Holiday .