The Income Tax Department has extended the deadline on advance tax payment to 31 December for the north-eastern states of India amid unrest in the region over the amended Citizenship Act. The third installment of advance tax payment was due on 15 December.
"In view of the recent disturbances in the North Eastern region of India, CBDT has decided to extend the date for payment of 3rd instalment of Advance Tax for FY (financial year) 2019-20 from 15th December, 2019 to 31st December, 2019 for the North Eastern Region," informed the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) through its Twitter handle.
In view of the recent disturbances in the North Eastern region of India,CBDT has decided to extend the date for payment of 3rd instalment of Advance Tax for FY 2019-20 from 15th December,2019 to 31st December,2019 for the North Eastern Region.Notification will follow.#AdvanceTax— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) December 15, 2019
Also known as pay-as-you-earn, advance income tax payment allows taxpayers to pay income tax due in installments rather than lump sum at the end of the year. Those with total tax liability of Rs 10,000 or higher in a financial year are required to pay advance tax. Senior citizens who are above the age of 60 years and do not run a business are exempt from paying advance tax.
For those earning salaried income, their respective employer will take care of necessary deductions to be made from salary as per income tax rules.