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Latest News: Big relief to taxpayers after the several extensions announced

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Recently the government of India announced extension of time limits of certain compliances to provide relief to taxpayers in view of the severe pandemic by circular no. 9 of 2021. The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in the exercise of its power under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 provides relaxation in respect of the following compliances:

Clause no. DescriptionDue date before the extensionDue date After an extension
(1)The statement of financial transactions (SFT) for the Financial Year 2020-­21, required to be furnished under Rule 114E of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”) and various notifications issued thereunderon or before 31st May 2021on or before 30th June 2021
(2)The statement of reportable account (SRA) for the calendar year 2020, required to be furnished under Rule 114G of the Ruleson or before 31st May 2021 on or before 30th June 2021
(3)The statement of deduction of tax (SDT) for the last quarter of the Financial Year 2020-21, required to be furnished under Rule 31A of the Ruleson or before 31st May 2021on or before 30th June 2021
(4)The Certificate of Tax Deducted at Source in Form No 16, required to be furnished to the employee under Rule 31 of the Rulesby 15th June 2021 on or before 15th July 2021
(5)The TDS/TCS Book Adjustment Statement in Form No 24G for the month of May 2021, required to be furnished under Rule 30 and Rule 37CA of the Ruleson or before 15th June 2021 on or before 30th June 2021
(6)The Statement of Deduction of Tax from contributions paid by the trustees of an approved superannuation fund for the Financial Year 2020-21, required to be sent under Rule 33 of the Ruleson or before 31st May 2021on or before 30th June 2021
(7)The Statement of Income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder in Form No 64D for the Previous Year 2020-21, required to be furnished under Rule 12CB of the Rules on or before 15th June 2021on or before 30th June 2021
(8)The Statement of Income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder in Form No 64C for the Previous Year 2020-21, required to be furnished under Rule 12CB of the Rules on or before 30th June 2021 on or before 15th July 2021
(9)The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act31st July 202130th September 2021
(10)The due date of furnishing of Report of Audit under any provision of the Act for the Previous Year 2020-2130th September 202131st October 2021
(11)The due date of furnishing Report from an Accountant by persons entering into an international transaction or specified domestic transaction under section 92E of the Act for the Previous Year 2020-2131st October 202130th November 2021
(12)The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act31st October 202130th November 2021
(13)The due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, under sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Act30th November 2021 31st December 2021
(14)The due date of furnishing of belated/revised Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2021-22, under sub-section (4)/sub-section (5) of section 139 of the Act31st December 2021 31st January 2022

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Clarification 1: It is clarified that the extension of the dates as referred to in clauses (9), (12) and (13) above shall not apply to Explanation 1 to section 234A of the Act, in cases where the amount of tax on the total income as reduced by the amount as specified in clauses (i) to (vi) of sub-section (1) of that section exceeds one lakh rupees.

Clarification 2: For the purpose of Clarification 1, in the case of an individual resident in India referred to in sub-section (2) of section 207 of the Act, the tax paid by him under section 140A of the Act within the due date (without extension under this Circular) provided in that Act, shall be deemed to be the advance tax.


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