Sep 25 2018
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Tax Audit Report & ITR date extended to 15.10.2018 but interest u/s 234A to be applicable: Order



Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

 Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA· II Division

New Delhi, the 24th of September, 2018

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

On due consideration of representations from various stakeholders for extending the due date, being 30th September, 2018, for filing of income-tax returns and various reports of audit pertaining to assessment-year 2018-19 for assessees' covered under clause (a) of explanation 2 to section 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act) read with relevant provisions of the Act & Income-tax Rules, the CBDT, hereby extends the due date for filing of income-tax returns as well as all reports of audit (which were required to be filed by the said specified date)' from 30th September, 2018 to 15th October, 2018. However, there shall be no extension of the due date for purpose of Explanation 1 to section 234A (Interest for defaults in furnishing return) of the Act and the assessee shall remain liable for payment of interest as per provisions of sec ion 234A of the Act.


(Rajarajeswari R.)

Under Secretary to the Government of India


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