What is the due date of the Income Tax Return Filing?

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. 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

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 different categories of taxpayers.

The last date of filing an income tax return for a person whose accounts are not required to be audited is 31st July of the assessment year and in case accounts are required to be audited the due date is 31st October of the assessment year.

Income Tax Return Last Date For AY 2021-22

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 filing ITR for AY 2020-21?

    The last date of filing ITR for AY 2020-21 was 10th January 2021 in the case of the non-audited assessee and for the audited assessee, the due date is 15th February 2021.

  2. What is the last date of ITR 2021-22?

    The Income Tax Return last date for AY 2021-22 is 31st July 2021 in the case of the non-audited assessee and for the audited assessee, the due date is 31st October 2021, but 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. What is the Income Tax Return last date for AY 2021-22

    The last date of filing ITR for AY 2021-22 is 31st July 2021 in the case of the non-audited assessee and for the audited assessee, the due date is 31st October 2021, but 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.

  4. What happened if I don’t file ITR?

    If the assessee did not file their Income Tax Return in the given time then the interest and penalty for late filing of ITR will be charged. According to the rules amended by the department, section 234 comes into effect from 1st April 2017, which imposed a penalty of up to Rs. 10,000/-, and the provision of this section shall apply in respect of return of income required to be furnished for the assessment year commencing on or after the day 1st day of April 2018. Apart from the penalty for late filing of ITR, if the assessee has not filed the Income-tax Return before the due date, then he is also liable for Interest u/s 234A of the Income Tax Act.

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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