If your income tax returns have not been processed yet or you're seeing a delay in getting tax refunds, the reason may be a lack of e-verification
If your income tax returns have not been processed yet or you're seeing a delay in getting tax refunds, the reason may be a lack of e-verification

The government on Wednesday extended the deadline for filing income tax returns for 2018-19 fiscal by two months till September 30. "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 July 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020," the Income Tax Department said in a tweet.

This is the third extension given by the government for taxpayers to file both original and revised tax returns for 2018-19 fiscal.

In March, the due date was extended from March 31 to June 30. Later in June, it was again extended by a month till July 31.

Earlier, the The department, in a tweet on July 4, said the move has been taken “understanding and keeping in mind the times that we are in” and hoped it will help taxpayers “plan things better”.

The government has also extended the deadline for tax saving investments/payments for the financial year 2019-20 up to July 31. It also extended deadline for issuing Form 16 and Form 16A to August 15, 2020.

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