Income tax offices to remain operational on Saturday for ITR filings


New Delhi, Aug 4: Income tax offices across the country will remain open till August 5 midnight to ensure smooth  filing of income tax returns for the 2016-17 fiscal on the last day fixed for such filings, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Friday.

“August 5, being a Saturday, the CBDT has directed that necessary arrangements be made for receiving income tax returns up to midnight at all income tax offices throughout the country,” an official statement stated.

Keeping difficulties faced by taxpayers in the mind, the due date for filing of ITR for 2016-2017, or Assessment Year 2017-2018, was extended till August 5 from earlier July 31.


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