In a big relief to the common people in Kashmir Valley, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing of income-tax returns in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, to 31 January, 2020.
Against the backdrop of reports of disturbances in internet facility in certain areas of Jammu and Kashmir, "the CBDT, in the exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Act dated 23 July, 27 July, and 31 October, hereby further extends the due date for filing of income tax returns/tax audit reports to 31 January, 2020 in respect of all categories of income-tax assesses".
The notification was issued under section 119 of the Income Tax Act.
The region, especially Kashmir, yet to witness seamless internet connectivity after the Centre's decision to revoke the provisions of the Article 370 on 5 August, which gave a special status to the erstwhile state.
The order also emphasised that income tax returns or tax audit reports filed by the income tax assesses after 31 November, 2019 till date of issuance of this order shall be deemed to have been filed within the due date, "specified under section 139 (1) of the Act read with CBDT's order section 119 of the Act 23 July, 27 July, and 31 October".
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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