" What is the Due Date for Income Tax Filing? FY 2019-20, AY 2020-21 "


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Latest Update: The deadline for filing the Income Tax Return for the Financial year 2019-20(AY 2020-21) has been extended till 31st December, 2020. Similarly, the extended date for tax audit as well as TP audit is 31st January, 2021.

By the term due date, we mean the date by which the income tax return has to be filed. Any delay in filing return from the due date will attract fines and penalties. According to Section 234A if any taxpayer files their return after the due date, they will be liable to pay interest and as per Section 234F they will have to pay penalty. The due date is different for the taxpayers for example in case of the taxpayers who receive salaries have to file their income tax return before 31st July of the assessment year.

Income tax filing due dates for the FY 2019-20

Category of taxpayer

Due date

Individual

December 31, 2020

Body of Individual

December 31, 2020

Association of Persons

December 31, 2020

Hindu Undivided Family

December 31, 2020

Businesses (Requiring Audit)

January 31, 2021

Businesses (Requiring TP Report)

January 31, 2021

 

Income tax filing due dates for the FY 2018-19

Category of taxpayer

Due date

Individual

September 30, 2019

Body of Individual

September 30, 2019

Association of Persons

September 30, 2019

Hindu Undivided Family

September 30, 2019

Businesses (Requiring Audit)

October 31, 2019

Businesses (Requiring TP Report)

October 31, 2019

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Important due dates of Income tax return filing for the year 2020

Apart from filing the Income tax, there are a lot of formalities related to compulsory tax that needs to be followed. They have their own specified due dates. A simplified tax calendar for the FY 2020-21 is as follows:

Due Date

Tax Due

June 15, 2020

The first instalment of advance tax for FY 2020-21

September 15, 2020

The Second instalment of advance tax for the FY 2020-21

December 31, 2020

Filing income tax returnfor FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21) apart from cases related to audit. Moreover, due date for filing Tax audit report for the FY 2019-20 for:

i.                    Companies

ii.                  Non-Companies, whose books need to be audited.

Then, due date for filing audit report for FY 2019-20, for a person who has to submit a report related to either international or specified domestic transactions as per Section 92E.

Also for the report to be furnished in Form 3CEB in terms of either international or specified domestic transactions.

January 31, 2020

Filing Income tax Return for FY 2020-21 specifically for taxpayers whose accounts are subject to be tax audit and TP audit.

December 15, 2020

Third instalment of advance tax for FY 2020-21.

March 15, 2021

1.      Fourth instalment of advance tax due for FY 2020-21.

2.      The whole amount of advance tax for FY 2020-21 specially for those who are covered under the presumptive scheme of Section 44Ad and 44DA.

Just in case the original due date of filing the Income Tax return is missed, there is also an option of filing the return by a way of belated return for the FY 2019-20 which needs to be filed on or before March 31, 2021.


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