Income Tax Return Filing Due Date Extend for AY 2019-20 (FY 2018-19)

In view of the constraints due to the Covid pandemic & to further ease compliances for taxpayers, CBDT extends the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for FY 2018-19(AY 2019-20) from 31st July, 2020 to 30th September, 2020,vide Notification No. 56/2020-Income Tax dated 29th July, 2020.

(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi

Notification No. 56/2020-Income Tax

Dated: 29th July, 2020


S.O. 2512(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 (2 of 2020), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Direct Taxes, number 35/2020, dated the 24th June, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide number S.O. 2033(E), dated the 24th June, 2020, namely:-

(i) in the first proviso, in clause (i), in sub-clause (a), for the words, figures and letters “the 31st day of July, 2020” the words, figures and letters “the 30th day of September, 2020” shall be substituted;

(ii) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided also that for the purposes of the second proviso, in case of an individual resident in India referred to in sub-section (2) of section 207 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the tax paid by him under section 140A of that Act within the due date (before extension) provided in that Act, shall be deemed to be the advance tax:”.

2. This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

[Notification No. 56/2020/ F. No. 370142/23/2020-TPL]

NIRAJ KUMAR, Dy. Secy. (Tax Policy and Legislation Division)