Last Date For Filing Income Tax Return Extended To Sep 7, 2015

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Government today extended the last date for filing Income Tax return by a week to September 7.

"Due date for filing Income Tax return extended till 7th Sep, 2015," the Finance Ministry said in a tweet.

Also read: Simple Steps To e-file Your Tax Returns Quickly

Last Date For Filing Income Tax Return Extended To Sep 7, 2015

The earlier date was August 31.

Earlier, the Income Tax department had extended the last date for filing I-T returns by residents of Gujarat to September 7 following disruption of normal life due to agitation over reservation to Patel community in the state.

The tax department has notified a new set of ITR forms, including a three-page simplified one, for taxpayers to file their returns for assessment year 2015-16.

The tax payers base in the country is just over 4 crore.

The government aims to collect Rs 7.98 lakh crore in direct taxes in the current financial year.

PTI

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