Assessment Year 2021-22: Last date of Income Tax Return and Income Tax Audit Report

Last Date of ITR and Tax Audit– 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. The class of taxpayers listed under section 44AB compulsorily have to get their accounts audited by a Chartered Accountants before the due date of the Income-tax Audit. For both here is the Extended Last Date of Income Tax Return and Income Tax Audit For AY 2021-22.

Extended Last Date of ITR and Tax Audit

Income Tax Return Last Date- The due 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.

Update- 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.

Income Tax Audit Last Date- For every year, the due date of furnishing the tax audit report is 30th September of the subsequent year. For Assessment Year 2021-22, to mitigate the difficulties faced by taxpayers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Income Tax Audit Last Date For AY 2021-22 has been extended to 15th January 2022.

For easy understanding, here is the chart for the Last Date of ITR and Tax Audit-

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
Tax AuditFY 2020-21
(AY 2021-22)
30.09.202115.01.2022
Last Date of ITR and Tax Audit

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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