What is the due date of the Income Tax Return for AY 2021-22 or FY 2020-21?

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 about the Income Tax Return Last Date For AY 2021-22. If the assessee fails to submit an Income Tax Return till the due date then he will be liable to pay Interest and Penalty.

Income Tax Return Last Date for AY 2021-22

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 Income Tax Return Last Date for AY 2021-22 for different categories of taxpayers.

⚫ For non-audited assessee, the original due date is 31st July 2021.

⚫ For the audited assessee, the original due date is 31st October 2021.

First Extension- On 20th May 2021 vide circular no. 9/2021, the government has extended the due date of ITR for the non-audited assessee to 30th September 2021 and for the audited assessee to 30th November 2021.

Second Extension- On 9th September 2021 vide circular no. 17/2021, the government has extended the last date of ITR for the non-audited assessee to 31st December 2021 and for the audited assessee to 15th February 2021.

ParticularsYear/MonthOriginal Due dateExtended Due date
Income Tax Return- Non-Audited assesseeFY 2020-21
(AY 2021-22)
31.07.202131.12.2021
Income Tax Return- Audited assesseeFY 2020-21
(AY 2021-22)
31.10.202115.02.2022

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Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs

  1. What is the last date of income tax return 2020-21?

    Income Tax Return Last Date for AY 2021-22- For Financial Year 2020-21, the original due date in the case of the non-audited assessee is 31st July 2021 and for the audited assessee, it is 31st October 2021. On 20th May 2021 vide circular no. 9/2021, the government has extended the due date of ITR for the non-audited assessee to 30th September 2021 and for the audited assessee to 30th November 2021.

  2. When can you file a 2021 tax return?

    You can file your tax return for the year 2021 before the extended due date i.e. 30th September 2021. (The CBDT vide Circular no. 17/2021: dated 09th Sep 2021, extended the due date of furnishing of Report of Statutory Audit under any provision of the Act for the assessment year 2021-22, from 31st October 2021 to 15th January 2022.)

  3. How can I save my income tax 2020-21?

    Here are some of the top options every taxpayer must explore in order to save Income Tax-

    Avail Maximum benefits of 80C
    Never ever ignore 80CCD
    Triple benefit of home loan (80C + 80EEA + 80C)
    Section 80D- Medical Insurance Premium
    Section 80E- Interest Paid on Education Loan
    80EE- Interest for the first time homeowner
    80G- Donation to Various Govt. approved charities, social and govt. organization.
    80GG- House rent paid, where individual not getting HRA and not owning any property.

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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1 thought on “What is the due date of the Income Tax Return for AY 2021-22 or FY 2020-21?”

  1. How about the earliest date for filing the return?

    Today, the 7th April 2021 , the AY 2021-22 was not available in the drop down list for selection on IT’s online filing site !!!

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