CBDT Extends Due Dates for Filing of Income Tax Returns and Various Reports of Audit for AY 2021-22

In the light of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22 under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), CBDT has extended due dates as detailed hereunder:

S. No Nature of Compliance Original Due Date Erstwhile Extended Due Date Newly Extended Due Date
 1 Income Tax Return for AY 2021-22 (non – audit cases) 31st July 2021 30th Sept, 2021 31st Dec, 2021
2 Income Tax Return for AY 2021-22 (audit cases) 31st Oct, 2021 30th Nov 2021 15th Feb, 2022
3 Income Tax Return for AY 2021-22 (Cases in which TP report u/s 92E is required to be furnished) 30th Nov 2021 31st Dec 2021 28th Feb, 2022
4 Tax Audit Report for AY 2021-22 30th Sep, 2021 31st Oct, 2021 15th Jan, 2022
 5 Transfer Pricing report u/s 92E 31st Oct, 2021 30th Nov, 2021 31st Jan, 2022
6 Belated return u/s 139(4) / Revised Return u/s 139(5) for AY 2021-22 31st Dec, 2021 31st Jan,


31st Mar, 2022

Clarification 1: Extension of due date for ITR will not affect the Explanation 1 section 234A (interest for default in furnishing ITR) if amount of tax exceeds 1 lakh

Clarification 2: For the purpose of clarification 1, in case of resident individual referred to in section 207(2) i.e., senior citizen not having income under PGBP, tax paid by him u/s 140A within the due date (without considering above extensions and extensions under Circular No. 9/2021) of Act shall be deemed to be the advance tax.

(For detailed understanding, please refer CBDT Press Release dated 9th September 2021)



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