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You have a few more days to file I-T returns; deadline extended to Aug 5

The site has been facing glitches since the last three days

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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The Income-tax department on Monday extended the for filing of I-T returns for the assessment year 2016-17 to August 5. The earlier of July 31 was ending today.
The reason for this extension in is understood to be technical snag developed by the online tax-filing platform,, due to the last-minute rush by tax filers. 

The government portal had been facing glitches for the past three days, even as the introduction of GST since July 1 kept chartered accountants busy, further aggravating the problems faced by tax filers.

In a post on microblogging site Twitter, the Income-Tax department said the step had been taken in view of the difficulties faced by taxpayers:

First Published: Mon, July 31 2017. 15:33 IST