Sep 28, 2015

Due date of filing audit report and return unchanged- Fake order circulated

CBDT clarifies on fake order circulated on 26 September  about the extension of audit report and return filing date of income tax. There is no change in the date of income tax return filing and audit report which is 30 September 2015. CBDT press release is as under.

Sub: Circulation of Fake order for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16- regarding

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a fake order dated 26th September 2015 supposedly under section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, Under Secretary to the Government of India is in circulation. The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section 119 of the Income-tax Act to 15 October 2015.

It is clarified the order is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015. Tax payer and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy.

(Shefali Shah)
Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT 

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