The due date of filing your ITR is a date by which, the assessee can submit your Income Tax Return (ITR) without any late fee and penalty. In this post, we will know the extended due date of ITR for FY 2019-20. If the assessee fails to submit an Income Tax Return till the due date then he will be liable to pay Interest and Penalty.
Due Date of ITR for FY 2019-20
It is very important for all taxpayers to remember the due date of filing Income Tax Returns. For different taxpayers, the due date varies according to their status under the Income Tax Act. Here’s the due date of ITR for FY 2019-20 for different categories of taxpayers.
For non-audited assessee, now the due date is 10th January 2021
For audited assessee, the due date is 15th February 2021.
|Particulars||Year/Month||Original Due date||Extended Due date|
|Income Tax Return- Non Audited assessee||FY 2019-20|
|Income Tax Return- Audited assessee||FY 2019-20|
Penalty for Late Filing of ITR
As mentioned above, the due date of ITR for FY 2019-20 has been extended to 30th November 2020. Still if you not file your Income Tax Return in time then the Income Tax Department will penalize you and imposed a fee and Interest for the late filing of ITR.
The Complete details of Penalty can be read in below article-
Who is required to file Income Tax Return
Under Income Tax any person can file his Income Tax Return, even if his income is below taxable, but Income Tax Act prescribes a list of the person who is mandatorily required to file his Income Tax Return. Here you can read the list of persons who are mandatorily required to file his Income Tax Return.
Benefits of Filing ITR
Even though filing of ITR is not mandatory for all the individuals but if you file your Income Tax Return there are certain benefits which one can avail. All the benefits you can read in the below menioned article.
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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)