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Income Tax Returns Due Dates extended up to 30th June 2020

The news of extension of last date of filing the Income Tax Return for the F.Y. 2018-19 comes as a relief to many taxpayers across the country. This decision has been taken on account of the increasing spread of COVID-19 and the lockdown which has been put throughout the country to fight this disease.

Along with the last date of filing Income Tax Return for F.Y. 2018-19, a few other Due Dates have also been extended, a schedule of which has been provided below:

Return /Form Original Date/ Norms New Dates/ Norms
Income Tax Return for 2018-19 March 31,2020 June 30,2020
Revise Return for 2018-19 March 31,2020 June 30,2020
Aadhaar – Pan linking March 31,2020 June 30,2020
Vivad se Vishwas Scheme March 31 : without any additional payment

June 30: additional payment @10%

June 30,2020 without additional payment
Delayed payments of advanced tax self-assessment tax, regular tax TDS,TCS equalization levy, STT,CTT Interest rate @
12 – 18 %
Reduced interest rate of 9% for payment made between March – June 2020
Due dates for various matters such as notice intimation, filing of appeal Expiring between March 20- June 29 June 30,2020
Payment under Sabka Vishwas March 31,2020 June 30,2020 without Interest

Above deadlines are as per Press Release dated 24th March 2020, Subject to the subsequent notification to be issued in this regard by Income Tax department. The extension of the deadline means that individuals can now settle tax disputes by the new deadline without paying any penalty and interest.


Ministry of Corporate Affairs has also extended deadlines for filing various forms

MCA Form Compliance Original Date/ Norms New  Date/ Norms
CARO 2020 Applicable from FY 2019-20 Applicable from FY 2020-21
Commencement of business filing 1 month 6 month
Late filing of any document Late fees as applicable No additional fees till 30 September
LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 September 2020


All these decision are being taken keeping the interests of taxpayers as the priority. Let us all reciprocate the same by helping the country fight this deadly disease by obeying the rules and regulations being issued by the Government in regard of the lockdowns and other measures.