The CBDT has extended Tax Audit Filing for AY 2017-18 to 31st of October 2017.
“The due-date’ for filing Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit prescribed under the Income-tax Act,1961 has been extended from 30th September, 2017 to 31st October, 2017 for all taxpayers who were liable to file their Income Tax Returns by 30th September, 2017,” Ministry of Finance said.
Earlier CBDT had extended the due date for ITR Filing for non-tax audit cases to 5th August 2017 from 31st July 2017.
This extension was given keeping in view the GST implementation and the busy schedule of the taxpayers/professionals in the initial phase of GST regime. Based on the representations made by the stakeholders to CBDT, the due date for Tax Audit filing for AY 2017-18 (FY 2016-17) is now extended by another one month i.e 31st of October 2017. All assessees applicable for tax audit filing will now has ample of time to file their returns without any last minute rush.
CBDT has also extended the due date of PAN-Aadhar linking for ITR Filing. Earlier, this due date was extended to 31st of August 2017 which is now been further extended to 4 more months i.e 31st of December 2017