Income Tax Return Filing Deadline by 31st December: The month of December has started. And if you have not yet filed your income tax return for the financial year 2020-21, then you must fill the income tax return by 31st of this month. 31st December is the last date for filing income tax return. Because after this date you will have to pay penalty for filing income tax return. The Income Tax Department has also written a tweet regarding this from its official Twitter handle.
Income Tax Department appealed to file the return
Giving information to the income tax payers in a tweet, the Income Tax Department has written that, please remind your employees to file their income tax return for the assessment year 2021-22. The last date for filing ITR Return for 2021-22 is 31 December 2021. Please don’t wait for the last date. Please visit http://incometax.gov.in.
Please remind your employees to file their ITR for AY 2021-2022.
The due date for furnishing of ITR for AY 2021-2022 is 31st December, 2021.
Do remind your employees today.
Let’s not wait till the last date.
Pl visit: https://t.co/GYvO3n9wMf#FileNow #ITR pic.twitter.com/TesQ3Xb6vo
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) December 3, 2021
Deadline for filing returns extended twice
Actually, earlier the last date for filing income tax return was 31st July. But due to difficulties being faced by the new income tax return portal taxpayers in filing income tax returns, the government extended the date of filing income tax returns for the first two months till 30 September. But after this, after complaints about the portal, the government extended the date of filing income tax return to December 31, 2021. However, now taxpayers can comfortably file income tax returns in the portal
2.66 crore returns filed
Till November 21, 2.66 crore (2,66,20,988) income tax returns have been filed for the assessment year 2021-22 among the registered users on the income tax portal. In which 2.33 crore (2,33,93,393) returns have been verified. Of these, 1.92 crore (1,92,02,184) verified income tax returns have also been processed.
The Income Tax Department has issued refunds of Rs 1,23,667 crore to 1.11 crore taxpayers from April 1, 2021 to November 22. In which refund of Rs 41,649 crore has been given in 1.08 crore cases while corporate tax refund of Rs 82,018 crore has been issued in 1,81,218 cases.
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