The last date to file your income tax return has been extended to August 5. The original deadline was July 31.
The Income Tax Department, in the past few past days had stated that taxpayers should disclose their incomes on or before July 31, through various leading national dailies. The extension is a welcome relief for a large number of taxpayers who have not been able to file their return due to various reasons.
Earlier this month, linking of Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number has also been made mandatory for taxpayers who have a Aadhaar number.
The extension comes amid reports that the income tax website has been down since Monday morning, prompting many to ask for an extension.