Govt set to extend key ITR filing dates amid portal tech glitches

Over 8 mn returns for FY21 have been filed so far, 14% of returns filed for FY20

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The last date for filing returns by salaried persons and those whose accounts need not be audited was extended to September 30 from July 31.

Dilasha Seth New Delhi
Even as filing income-tax returns has picked up pace after Infosys fixed the glitches on the site, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is set to extend key deadlines in view of the difficulties faced by the taxpayers.
 
Over 400,000 returns are being filed a day for the past four days compared to a complete halt in filings for two days from August 21.
 
A senior CBDT official told Business Standard the government would extend the key return-filing dates, giving sufficient time for the taxpayers.
 
“We are factoring in the delays caused due to the technical

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First Published: Aug 28 2021 | 6:05 AM IST

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