December 5, 2021

Income Tax Return Itr Filing Deadline Extended From Dec 31 To 10 January 2021 For These Taxpayers – Itr filing date increased again, now returns have to be given by January 10


News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi.
Updated Wed, 30 Dec 2020 06:41 PM IST

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The central government has again extended the date for filing income tax returns for the financial year 2019-20. Now individual taxpayers will be able to file ITR by 10 January 2021. The first deadline was 31 December 2020. According to a press release issued by the government on Wednesday, December 30, the extension made in the time period is for those who do not need to audit their accounts.

Those people will fall into these categories, who have to file their income tax returns using the ITR-1 or ITR-4 form. This is the third time the last date for filing income tax returns has been extended.

Number of those filing individual ITRs decreased
Explain that the number of people filing income tax returns has decreased this year. The Income Tax Department has informed that for the financial year 2019-20 (assessment year 2020-21), more than 4.54 crore income tax returns have been filed till 29 December. In the previous financial year, 4.77 crore income tax returns were filed till the comparative period. 5.65 crore income tax returns were filed till the last date for the financial year 2018-19 (assessment year 2019-20) without any late fee. Last year the date of filing of income tax returns was extended till 31 August 2019.

The Income Tax Department tweeted that, ‘More than 4.54 crore income tax returns have been filed for the assessment year 2020-21 till 29 December’. Of the income tax returns filed, 2.52 crore taxpayers have filed ITR-1. As of 29 August 2019 last year, this figure was 2.77 crore. One crore ITR-4s were filed till 29 December. At the same time, 99.50 lakh ITR-4s were filed till 29 August 2019.

  • Read the details given below to find out which documents are necessary for filing income tax returns.
  • ITR-1 Sahaj Form can be filled by any general resident, whose annual income does not exceed Rs 50 lakh, giving information about his personal income.
  • On the other hand, ITR-4 Sugam form can be filled by a resident individual, Hindu undivided family and firm (except LLP) whose business and estimated income from any profession is up to Rs 50 lakh.
  • ITR-3 and 6 is for businessmen.
  • ITR-2 is filled by people receiving income from residential property.
  • The ITR-5 form is for LLP and Association of Persons.
  • ITR-7 is for those who receive income from property held under trust or other legal obligations.
The central government has again extended the date for filing income tax returns for the financial year 2019-20. Now individual taxpayers will be able to file ITR by 10 January 2021. The first deadline was 31 December 2020. According to a press release issued by the government on Wednesday, December 30, the extension made in the time period is for those who do not need to audit their accounts.

Those people will fall into these categories, who have to file their income tax returns using the ITR-1 or ITR-4 form. This is the third time the last date for filing income tax returns has been extended.

Number of those filing individual ITRs decreased

Explain that the number of people filing income tax returns has decreased this year. The Income Tax Department has informed that for the financial year 2019-20 (assessment year 2020-21), more than 4.54 crore income tax returns have been filed till 29 December. In the previous financial year, 4.77 crore income tax returns were filed till the comparative period. 5.65 crore income tax returns were filed till the last date for the financial year 2018-19 (assessment year 2019-20) without any late fee. Last year the date of filing of income tax returns was extended till 31 August 2019.

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