The government extended deadlines for various income tax compliances, including the filing of a belated or amended return for the 2019-20 fiscal year, until May 31. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) stated that it had received representations from different stakeholders requesting that enforcement conditions be relaxed.
“In view of the adverse circumstances arising due to the severe COVID-19 pandemic and also in view of the several requests received from taxpayers, tax consultants & other stakeholders from across the country, requesting that various compliance dates may be relaxed, the Government has extended certain timelines today,” an official statement said.
Filing of belated return under sub-section (4) and revised return under sub-section (5) of Section 139 of the Act, for Assessment Year 2020-21, which was required to be filed on or before March 31, 2021, maybe filed on or before May 31, 2021, the CBDT said.
Also, the due date for filing objections to Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) and filing appeals to the commissioner has been extended till May 31.