As the due date for filing income tax return coming close, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy-making body, has directed the Income Tax department to keep its countrywide Income Tax offices open on this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in order to receive returns from the taxpayers.
The last date for filing belated returns for assessment years 2016-17 and 2017-18 and revised returns for the assessment year 2016-17 is 31’t March 2018. The Financial Year 2017-18 closes on 31st March 2018 which is Saturday. 29th & 30th March 2018 are also closed holidays.
An order issued by the Board today said that “to facilitate the filing of income tax returns and completion of pending departmental work, all Income Tax Offices throughout India shall remain open on 29th, 30th, and 31st March 2018. The ASK Centers shall also be kept open on these days. Further, special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required, on 29th, 30th and 31st March 2018 to facilitate the filing of returns by the taxpayers.”Subscribe Taxscan AdFree to view the Judgment