CBDT Order: extension of due date

The CBDT has today (30th September, 2015) extended the due date for filing return of income and tax audit report to 31st October, 2015 for assessees in Gujarat and Punjab & Haryana who were due to file this by 30th September, 2015. This order is in compliance with the directions of the jurisdictional High Courts in the cases of Vishal Garg & Ors v Union of India & Anr (CWP 19770-205) as well as All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants v CBDT (Special Civil Application No. 15075 of 2015).

This appears to be an aggressive stand of the CBDT and the relation has probably not been extended to other states because no Court has directed the CBDT to do so. The order is subject to the outcome of any further appeal/SLP that the CBDT may file against the judgments referred to above.

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