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Covid impact: Govt extends deadline for filing income tax and GST returns

Individual must now file return by January 10, 2021; due date for ITR filing for companies extended by 15 days to February 15, 2021

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The deadline to furnish annual return under central goods and services tax for FY20 has been extended February 28.

Dilasha Seth New Delhi
In a breather to taxpayers, the government on Wednesday extended compliance deadlines for income tax, goods and services tax and Vivad se Vishwas direct tax dispute resolution scheme in view of the challenges arising due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Considering the problems being faced by the taxpayers, it has been decided to provide further time to the taxpayers.... to comply (with tax due dates)," government said in an official release. 

The deadline for filing income tax return by individual taxpayers for 2019-20 has been extended to January 10, 2021 from December 31, 2020. The due date for ITR filing for companies for

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First Published: Dec 30 2020 | 8:29 PM IST

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