Extension of Due date for filing of Income Tax Returns: Howrah Tax Bar Association requested the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes to extend the due date for filing Income Tax Returns (Non-Audit and Salaried) for AY 2022-23 under section 139(1) of IT Act, 1961 for the Non-Audit category of assesses from 31 July 2022 to 31 August 2022.
Representation Letter for Extension of Due date for filing of Income Tax Returns
The Text of the Representation is Given Below.
Central Board of Direct Taxes,
North Block Secretariat,
New Delhi -110 001
Sub:- Representation, requesting for. Extension of due date for filing of Income Tax Returns (Non-Audit and Salaried) for AY 2022-23 under section 139(1) of IT Act, 1961.
Our Association represents Advocates, practicing in the field of Direct & Indirect taxes from West Bengal. Our Association represents the concerns and problems faced by our members before the· respective tax authorities, to help Tax Payers as well as to the Consultants involved with filing Returns under the act.
The following issues faced by taxpayers in the new income tax portal while uploading the Income-tax returns:
Part-A:- General Circumstances
Common offline utilities to file ITR were released around 01.07.2022. The due date for filing of TDS, and TCS returns for Q-4 2021-22 was 31st May 2022. On the filing of TDS, TCS returns credit to be gets reflected by 15.06.2022. There is a chance for rectification and also a required minimum of 10 – 15 days time, which means finally we can get all of our information by 30.06.2022, by the time TDS returns for Quarter – 1, the financial year 2022-23 A. Y 2023-2024 are also required to be filed by 31.07.2022. Usually, we get only 30 days, to file most of the returns after considering all financial transactions and other information provided by the Income Tax department (26AS & AIS).
Part-B:- Technical glitches
- While trying to file Income tax returns ‘ the login page’ Takes an absurd time to appear’ Many a time exit without the reason from the login page so that we have to carry out the whole exercise once again.
- Issues In downloading 26AS, AIS: There are issues that arise in downloading 26AS, AIS of taxpayers, In many cases, the information is incorrect, in many cases, the data is considered more than once and data is not matching with the correct positions of the assessee, which creates confusion to the assessee and Consultants
- The website takes a lot of time after validation of return and thereafter error appears, after correction of the error, again required to validate the return and same exercise to be done once again and thereafter message comes ‘returns could not be uploaded’, and finally able to file a return but taking a lot of time to file a single return.
- Registration of Digital Signature (DSC), the portal says “something went wrong”.
With reference to all the facts and circumstances before your Honour, you are requested to extend the timeline limit for filing Income tax returns u/s 139 (1) under the Income Tax Act, 1961 for non-audit cases, salaried employees, and others by 1 month till 31st August 2022.
Your cooperation in this regard is highly solicited and obliged in the interest of taxpayers.
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