P&H High Court directs CBDT to extend due date for filing return to 31.10.2015

Honorable Punjab & Haryana High Court directs CBDT to extend due date of filing income tax return to 31 October 2015. Earlier Gujarat High court also directed CBDT to extend the due date.

Honorable Court has shown disagreement on the matter on not to extend due date further order issued by CBDT.

Court has directed CBDT to issue an order u/s 119 of income tax act to extend the due date of filing income tax return.

Paragraph no. 20 of judgement by High court.
In view of the above, taking the totality of facts and circumstances of the case, it is considered appropriate to extend the due date for e-filing of returns upto 31st October 2015 for which the CBDT shall issue appropriate notification/instructions under Section 119 of the Act. Direction is also issued to the respondents to ensure that the forms etc. which are to be prescribed for the audit report and for e-filing the returns should ordinarily be made available on the first day of April of the assessment year. The writ petition stands disposed of accordingly. 

View Full judgement by Punjab and Haryana High Court

What's Next
CBDT may file an appeal to Honorable Supreme Court or a review petition to High Court. If Honorable court will not give a stay, CBDT needs to issue an order u/s 119 of income tax act to extend the due date of income tax act to 31.10.2015.

Nothing is clear now
We need to wait and watch the CBDT next move as nothing is clear. CBDT will issue some notification soon on this matter.
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