ITR Due Date FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) – ITR Deadline Extended to Dec 31, 2021 – Last Date for Income Tax Filing

The deadline for completing income tax returns is the date on which returns can be lodged without late payment or penalty. Taxpayers who complete their refund by the due date will be required to pay interest under Section 234A and a penalty under Section 234F .It is important for all taxpayers to remember the due date for submitting income tax returns. The deadline varies according to the taxpayers. For example, leading people are usually required to complete their income tax return forms by 31 July while the companies covered under the audit may submit their refunds by 31 September of the audit year (unless extended by the government).

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1. Income tax filing due dates for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

Category of Taxpayer Due Date for Tax Filing –
FY 2020-21
Individual / HUF/ AOP/ BOI
(books of accounts not required to be audited)
31st December 2021
(extended from 31st July)
Businesses (Requiring Audit) 15th February 2022
(extended from 31st October 2021)
Businesses (Requiring TP Report) 28th Feb 2022
(extended from 30th Nov 2021)

2. Important due dates of income tax return filing for 2021

Whenever we talk about income tax , there are certain mandatory tax procedures that need to be followed within the specified dates, such as completing income tax forms, paying tax in advance, etc. Here is the TAX CALENDAR for the FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22):

Due Date Tax Due
15th June 2021 Due date for the first instalment of advance tax for the FY 2021-22
15th September 2021 Due date for the second instalment of advance tax for the FY 2021-22
15th December 2020 Due date for the third instalment of advance tax for the FY 2021-22
31st December 2021 Completion of FY 2020-21 income tax return for individuals and organizations that are not responsible for tax research and who have not entered into any international or specific domestic transaction
15th January 2022 Submission of audit report (Section 44AB) of AY 2021-22 to taxpayers for inspection below Income Tax Act.
31st January 2022
Submission of AY 2021-22 audit report for taxpayers with transfer and specified rates home transactions
15th February 2022 ITR filing of taxpayers requiring audit (non-international or domestic specification transaction).
28th February 2022 ITR filing of TP cases (for taxpayers with international and specified domestic services).
15th March 2022 i. The fourth instalment of advance tax due for the FY 2021-22



ii. The due date for the whole amount of advance tax for FY 2020-21 for taxpayers covered under the presumptive scheme of Section 44AD and 44ADA

Read about how to calculate and pay Advance Tax.
31st March 2022 Last date for filing a belated return or revised return for FY 2020-21.

3. What if you missed filing the return within the due date?

If the deadline for completing the first income return is a plow, one can file a return later than the due date, which is called late repayment. The Income Tax Department also specifies a due date for completing the late return. This date has now been reduced by 3 months to 31 December of the probationary year (unless extended by the government). However, the CBD has extended the deadline for completing the revised or suspended return for FY 2020-21 from 31 December 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How to claim an income tax refund after the due date?

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Income tax return can only be claimed if you file an ITR. However, if you exceed the ITR completion deadline, you can file a rebate before or before 31 December of the year of assessment. For A.Y. 2021-22, CBD has extended the deadline for completing late returns from 31 December 2021 to 31 March 2022. A maximum fine of Rs 10,000 is charged for delays in completing a refund.


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How to file an income tax return after the due date?

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You can submit a late return on or before 31 December of the testing year. For A.Y. 2021-22, CBT has extended the deadline for completing late returns from 31 December 2021 to 31 March 2022. A higher fine of Rs.10,000 is charged for the delay in completing the return.


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How to pay income tax after the due date?

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If you fail to pay your taxes and complete your refund within the due date, you will be charged a late payment fee and interest while you complete your late return. For A.Y. 2021-22, CBT has extended the deadline for completing late returns from 31 December 2021 to 31 March 2022. A higher fine of Rs.10,000 is charged for the delay in completing the return.


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Under which section income tax return is filed after the due date?

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Section 139 (4) allows for the submission of a late return ie repayment after the deadline. A large fine of Rs 10,000 is charged for the delay in completing the return.


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What is the due date for filing income tax return?

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Generally, the due date for the payment of income tax return is 31 July for individuals and non-audit cases and 31 October for the relevant annual audit audits. However, the fixed income tax return date is clearly extended by CBDT for FY 20-21 from 31 July to 31 December 2021 (individuals and non-investigative cases) until 15 February 2022 on audit cases. You can easily e-file your income tax file Myitronline for free in less than 7 minutes.


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