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May 1, 2021

Missed Filing ITR for FY 2019-20 AY 2020-21? Now file Original and Revise Returns by 31 May 2021

by facelesscompliance in Income Tax

Missed Filing ITR for FY 2019-20 AY 2020-21? Now file Original and Revise Returns by 31 May 2021

Govt extends timelines of certain compliances, to mitigate the difficulties faced by taxpayers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CBDT issues Circular No. 08/2021 dated 30.04.2021 u/s 119 of the IT Act

In view of severe pandemic, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, provides following relaxation in respect of Income-tax compliances by the taxpayers:

The income tax return (ITR) filing deadline for FY 2019-20 AY 2020-21 has been further extended to 31 May, 2021, for most individual taxpayers, from the earlier deadline

If the due date for filing the original return of income is missed, on can file a return later after the due date called a belated return for the FY 2019-20 on or before 31 March 2021. The time allowed to file is now extended to 31 May 2021

Press Release by Income Tax Department on 01 May 2021

Subject: Extension of time lines related to certain compliances by the Taxpayers under the Income-tax Act 1961


1 In view of severe pandemic, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, provides following relaxation in respect of Income-tax compliances by the taxpayers: a) Appeal to Commissioner (Appeals) under Chapter XX of the Income-tax Act,1961 for which the last date of filing under that Section is 1″ April 2.021 or thereafter may be filed within the time provided under that Section or by 31′ May 2021, whichever is later;

b) Objections to Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) under Section 144C of the Income-tax Act,1961, for which the last date of filing under that Section is 1′ April 2021 or thereafter, may be filed within the time provided under that Section or by 31′ May 2021, whichever is later;


c) Income-tax return in response to notice under Section 148 of the Income-tax Act,1961, for which the last date of filing of return of income under the said notice is 1′ April 2021 or thereafter, may be filed within the time allowed under that notice or by 31″ May 2021, whichever is later;

d) Filing of belated return under sub-section (4) and revised return under sub-section (5) of Section 139 of the Income-tax Act.1961 for Assessment Year 2020-21, which was required to be filed on or before 31m March 2021, may be filed on or before 31′ May 2021;


e) Payment of tax deducted under Section 194-IA, Section 194-IB and Section 194M of the Income-tax Act,1961 and filing of challan-cum-statement for such tax deducted which are required to be paid and furnished by 30″1 April 2021 under Rule 30 of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, may be paid and furnished on or before 31″ May 2021;

Statement in Form No. 61, containing particulars of declarations received in Form No.60. which is due to be furnished on or before 30′ April 2021. may be furnished on or before 31′ May 2021.


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