Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date of filing of Income Tax return and Audit report for FY 2012-2013.i.e AY 2013-2014 to 31st Oct 2013 from prescribe due date of 30th September 2013. Such decision has taken by CBDT after Delhi Chartered Accountant Society has filed writ petition in Delhi High Court for extension of due date of tax audit as on the last date of tax Audit i.e. 30.09.2013 there was default on the part of the Respondents as the site of the Income Tax Department was not working or response time of income tax website was very slow which made the e-filing of Income tax return impossible.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North- New Delhi,
The Order under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act 1961
In exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax act, 1961 The Central Board of Direct Taxes, In continuation to order u/s 119 dated 26.09.2013 in F.No. 225/117/2013/1TA.II, hereby directs that in cases where the ‘due date’ of furnishing audit and corresponding income-tax returns was 30th September, 2013 and when furnished electronically on or before 31 14 October, 2013, such reports of audit income shall be deemed to have been furnished within the ‘due date’ prescribed under section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.