Income Tax Office to remain open on 30-31 July 2016 being Saturday and Sunday to facilitate receiving income tax return throughout country-CBDT

F. No. 225/195/2016/IT A. II

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block, New Delhi, the 29th of July, 2016

Order under Section 119(1) of the Income tax Act, 1961

The ‘due-date’ of filing Income-tax returns for certain categories of tax payers pertaining to Assessment Year 2016-2017 is 31st July, 2016, being Sunday. Therefore, in order to facilitate the filing of income-tax returns on 30th July (Saturday) & 31st July, 2016 (Sunday), the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, hereby directs that necessary arrangements be made for receiving income tax returns in all income-tax offices throughout the country on these days, during the normal working hours.

2. Special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required , on 30th and 31st July, 2016 to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income without any This instruction may be given wide publicity.

(Rohit Garg)
Deputy Secretary to Government of India

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