Income Tax ITR Filing Last Date: Income Tax department on Sunday took to Twitter to inform about statistics of Income Tax Returns filed. The I-T department tweeted at 12:34 PM on Jan 10, 2021 saying, “Here are the statistics of Income Tax Returns filed today. 5,03,415 #ITRs have been filed upto 1200 hrs today & 1,56,473 #ITRs filed in the last 1hr. For any assistance pl connect on https://bit.ly/2YgCyk3. We will be glad to assist! @nsitharamanoffc @Anurag_Office @FinMinIndia.”
Earlier, on Dec 30, the government had extended the deadline to file income tax return (ITR) for individuals by 10 days to January 10, 2021. The deadline for filing tax returns by businesses too has been extended till February 15.
Tweet by Income Tax India
This was the third time that the government has extended the deadline to file ITR — first from the normal deadline of July 31 to November 30, 2020, and then to December 31, 2020.
Also, the due date for filing declaration under the direct tax dispute resolution scheme Vivad Se Vishwas has been extended by a month till January 31.
Besides, the date for filing GST annual return for 2019-20 fiscal has been extended by two months till February 28, 2021.
The extension of the deadline till January 10 is for filing ITR for 2019-20 fiscal year (2020-21 assessment year) and is for those individuals whose accounts are not required to be audited and who usually file their income tax return using ITR-1 or ITR-4 forms, as applicable.
The deadline for other taxpayers whose accounts are required to be audited (including partners of a firm) and/or those who have to submit report in respect to international financial transactions has been extended to February 15, 2021.