Govt extends tax compliance deadlines from April 30 to June 30 in view of pandemic

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, the finance ministry on Saturday extended the time limits from April 30 to June 30 for various income tax compliances. The time limit for passing of any order for assessment or reassessment under the Income-tax Act, 1961 has been extended to June 30, 2021. Similarly, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the time limit for passing an order consequent to direction of DRP under sub-section (13) of section 144C of the Act for three months to June 30, 2021.

The board has also extended the time limit for issuance of notice under section 148 of the Act for reopening the assessment where income has escaped assessment by three months while the same extension has also been given for sending intimation of processing of Equalisation Levy under sub-section (1) of section 168 of the Finance Act 2016.

It has also been decided that time for payment of amount payable under the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020, without an additional amount, shall be further extended to June 30, 2021. A finance ministry statement said that notifications to extend the above dates will be issued in due course.

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