For the financial year 2019-20, the department of income tax under whose ambit all tax-related matters fall formally announced the extension in deadline for filing of ITR from July 31, 2020 to November 30, 2020 on Saturday. The dates were notified earlier only by the centre.
In a tweet, the department said that the move has been taken "understanding and keeping in mind the times that we are in" and hoped it will help taxpayers "plan things better".
Understanding & keeping in mind the times that we are in, we have further extended deadlines. Now, filing of ITR for FY 2019-20 is extended to 30th Nov, 2020. We do hope this helps you plan things better.#ITDateExtension#FacilitationDuringCovid#WeCare #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/ZoGBpok3V7— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) July 4, 2020
Earlier on Thursday, the department notified the extension in payment or investments to claim deduction benefits as part of Section 80C to July 31, 2020 instead of the earlier June 30, 2020.
The date for filing TDS return for February and March also was extended to July 31, 2020.
Also, any excess amount invested in PF, PPF, NSC and similar instruments until July 31, 2020 shall be eligible for claiming deduction for the next financial year i.e. Fy 2020-21, if the investment exceeds minimum threshold limit.