CBDT DIRECTED INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT TO GET IT RETURNS BY 31ST OF JULY

No.402/92/2006-MC (28 of 2010)
Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi the 3rd June 2010
PRESS RELEASE
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have directed the Income
Tax Department (ITD) to make arrangements for receiving income tax
returns on 31st July 2010, the due date for filing tax returns by most
taxpayers, as that day happens to be a Saturday. ITD has also been asked to
make special arrangements by setting up additional counters from 28th July
to 31st July 2010, to facilitate taxpayers in filing their income tax returns.

In Delhi, special counters will be set up in Pragati Maidan, as in
earlier years, to receive about 5 lakh income tax returns that are filed in
the last few days. The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Delhi, will later
announce the details of the special arrangements made for the taxpayers of
Delhi. Counters will be opened to give additional and value-added services
such as free return forms, photocopy, PAN application and information, efiling,
help desk, etc. Separate counters will also be opened for senior
citizens and ladies, wherever required.

Similarly, special arrangements will be made in other major taxcollecting
centers of the ITD such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai,
Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, etc. The respective Chief
Commissioners of Income Tax will announce details of arrangements made
in these cities.
Taxpayers are advised to file their income tax returns early to avoid
the last minute rush. Taxpayers are also requested to use the e-filing facility
of the Income Tax department to get faster and error-free services. It is easy,
secure and can be availed of from anywhere anytime. E-filing service is
available on the website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/index.jsp
The Income Tax Rules have been recently amended to include Receipt
Number on the TDS certificates as a mandatory field. It is clarified that
Receipt Number will not be required for the income tax returns to be filed
this year (assessment year 2010-11), but only from next year. Tax deductors
are, however, requested to quote Receipt Number of the TDS return for all
tax deducted from this financial year.
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