CBDT Directs Income Tax Deptt. to remain open on Saturday/ Sunday to Accept Income Tax Returns [29 July 2016]
CBDT has directed to make necessary arrangements for receiving income tax returns in all income-tax offices on 30 July (Saturday) and 31 July (Sunday), including opening of additional receipt counters, wherever required, during the normal working hours.
CBDT Order u/s 119(1) of the Income tax Act, 1961 dt. 29th of July, 2016
1. The ‘due-date’ of filing Income-tax returns for certain categories of tax payers pertaining to Assessment Year 2016-2017 is 31st July, 2016, being Sunday. Therefore, in order to facilitate the filing of income-tax returns on 30th July (Saturday) & 31st July, 2016 (Sunday), the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, hereby directs that necessary arrangements be made for receiving income tax returns in all income-tax offices throughout the country on these days, during the normal working hours.
2. Special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required, on 30th and 31st July, 2016 to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income without any inconvenience. This instruction may be given wide publicity.