You Can File Tax Returns Till August 5
New Delhi: You can now file your income tax returns till Saturday this week. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the deadline for filing returns till August 5.
“In order to facilitate the e-filing of returns, it is also decided to give extension of five days… The return can be filed up to August 5, 2017,” a CBDT statement said on Monday. The CBDT has said it would be sufficient, as of now, to quote Aadhaar or acknowledgement number for having applied for Aadhaar in efiling and the actual linking of PAN with Aadhaar can be done subsequently, but any time before August 31.
However, the returns will not be processed without the linkage of Aadhaar with PAN, it said. Taxpayers had been complaining about the site not working for the last two days. CBDT blamed it on the last minute rush. The decision to extend the deadline was taken after a meeting of the revenue department and the CBDT.