Last day of filing Income Tax Return today; No extension of deadline

Income Tax Return

The last date for filing of the Income Tax Returns for the financial year 2016-17 will not be extended beyond today's deadline, a top official said. The Income Tax Department said it has no plans to extend the deadline as it has already received over two crore returns electronically, reports PTI.

On reports of the e-filing website facing some glitches, the official said that no major glitches have been reported with the department's e-filing website http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ barring a few times when the portal was interrupted for maintenance.

The linking of Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number, PAN of a taxpayer has also been made mandatory for filing of an Income Tax Return, ITR, beginning first of July this year. 

The Income Tax Department has also asked taxpayers to declare cash deposits made in bank accounts aggregating to two lakh rupees or more, post demonetisation between November 9-December 30 last year, in the ITR.

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