The last date for filing income-tax returns this year has been extended to August 5. The original deadline for filing income tax returns for FY 2016-17 (AY 2017-18) was July 31, 2017.
The extension is a welcome relief for a large number of tax payers struggling to meet the deadline in the face of various problems.
Income Tax department said in a tweet that date has been extended in view of the difficulties faced by taxpayers.
The decision was taken after a meeting of the revenue department and the Central Board of Direct Taxes held in the finance ministry today.
The last minute inundation and heavy logging on the official website of the e-filing portal of the department led to the extension of five more days for filing the ITRs by taxpayers…