New Delhi: October 5
The government as decided to extend the deadline for filing of income-tax returns by a month for quake effected Sikkim residents. The new deadline is October 31. The decision has been taken keeping in view the recent earthquake in the state that caused tremendous damage of life and property in the state.
“On consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to earthquake in the State of Sikkim, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)… has extended the due date of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2011-12, from September 30, 2011, to October 31, 2011, in respect of assesses assessed at Sikkim,” an official statement said.
It added that the specified date for Tax audit report has also been extended to October 31.