Extend of Due Date for Filing ITR for AY 2022-23; DTPA Submits Representation
The Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association(DTPA) has requested the Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs to extend of Due Date for Filing ITR for AY 2022-23. DTPA requests to requests to kindly consider and take an early decision for extension of the due date for filing the ITRs to at least till 31st August 2022 in place of 31st July 2022.
The Representation is Given Below:
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs
Government of India
Department of Revenue
North Block New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Humble Request for extension of due date for filing ITR for Assessment Year 2022-23
We would like to make the following representation for your kind consideration.
1. The due date for furnishing ITR for several taxpayers (excluding those in whose cases an account tax audit is needed or in case of a working partner) is 31st July 2022, which is approaching fast. We request for an extension of the due date for filing ITR for Assessment Year 2022-23 to at least 31st August 2022 in place of 31st July 2022.
2. Some of the reasons for our request are as under:
a) The portal is not working to maximum capacity which results in more time in filing the return and there are many technical errors in the portal. The officials of the Department have taken the action for the improvement of the portal, but the functioning of portal is still not upto the mark. The portal has been going under frequent maintenance issues and there are many technical glitches causing great and unavoidable hardship to the tax payers and their representatives. The tweet of the Department in this context reads as under:-
“It has been noticed that the tax-payers are facing issues on accessing ITD e-filing portal. Some users may be inconvenienced, which is regretted.”
b) The ITR Form No. 5 (Return of income) was notified recently about 2 weeks ago only.
c) Json files of ITR 5 & 7 are not available causing difficulty in filing ITR.
d) The E-Form 10BD containing a statement of particulars filed by Reporting person under clause (viii) of sec. 80G(5) and clause (i) of section 35(1A) to was put online only about a month ago and the due date for its furnishing has not been extended. Further, its data is also not fully captured in AIS till date.
e) Due date of for filing the TDS return for Q-4 was 31.05.2022. TDS Certificates are required to be issued within 15 days, (within 15.06.2022). The tax-payer has to reconcile the data with the information contained in AIS as well as TDS certificates. For this reason, also taxpayers need proper time so that the returns can be filed accurately. Advertisement
f) The Covid-19 cases in our country are again rising and at present, there are more than 20,000 new cases per day. The total number of active cases is 1,48,881. There is fear among taxpayers and staff of professionals.
g) The businesses are struggling for normalcy.
h) Many States of the country are suffering from the heavy floods.
We humbly request your Honour to kindly consider and take early decision for extension of due date for filing the ITRs to at least till 31st August 2022 in place of 31st July, 2022. in this regard.
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