New Delhi: Earlier Monday (July 31, 2017) was the last date to file income tax return for the fiscal year 2016-17 and there was no proposal to give any kind of relaxation. That is, if you do not file income tax on Monday then you will not be able to pay income tax. This was the common issue many of the people were worried that they had not filed their ITR.

But the government has given extension to filing income tax returns on Monday (July 31, 2017) in the latest statement. Under an official statement, the income tax return for the financial year 2016-17 will be filed till August 5 (2017). Significantly, more than two crore people have already filed their returns in the Income Tax Department. Earlier, a senior official had said that the last date for filing income-tax returns is July 31. There is no proposal to increase it. The Department has already filed more than 200 million returns in electronic form.

The Department appealed to taxpayers to file returns on time. On the e-filing website, the official said that there was no major problem on the website of the department, only for some time there was disruption notice due to maintenance.

Earlier For some time there was a problem in the e-filing website, when the services of the portal were interrupted for maintenance.
A few days ago, the department had asked advertisers to send their exact income and ITRs before July 31 before, the government has issued advertisements regarding this in all major national newspapers.

Let us inform to the general public that linking of Aadhaar number with PAN Card has also been made mandatory for the taxpayers to fill Income Tax Return (ITR) from July 1. In the ITR the department has sought information on the depositing cash of Rs 2 lakh or more in banks between November 9 and December 30 last year, 2016.

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