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Income Tax Department Urges Taxpayers As RTI Filing Deadline Approaches

The due date for filing income tax returns (ITRs) is the date that returns can be filed without late fees or penalties. Amid the difficulties faced by taxpayers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government extended RTI’s deadline until December 31.

The ministry sent out reminders to taxpayers through emails, texts and media campaigns encouraging taxpayers not to wait until the last minute and to file their tax returns without further delay.

“Dear taxpayers! Just a quick reminder that the deadline for filing income tax returns for YY 2021-22 is December 31, 2021. Don’t wait, file TODAY! “Tweeted Income Tax India.

All taxpayers who have not yet filed their income tax returns for YY 2021-22 are urged to file their returns as soon as possible.

The finance ministry said on Saturday that more than 3.7 crore in tax returns had been filed so far for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

The extended deadline for filing an income tax return (ITR) is December 31, 2021.

“A total of #ITR have been deposited until 12/17/2021, with 6.91.338 #ITR having been deposited on the same day,” the finance ministry said in a tweet.

Of these, ITR1 (2.12 crore), ITR2 (31.04 lakh), ITR3 (35.45 lakh), ITR4 (87.66 lakh), ITR5 (3.38 lakh), ITR6 (1.45 lakh) and ITR7 (0.25 lakh) on December 17, 2021, It said.

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