ICAI has requested CBDT to extend the due date of e-filing of income-tax returns, tax audit reports and report under section 92E of the Income-tax Act,1961
September, 26th 2013
ICAI has requested CBDT to extend the due date of efiling of incometax returns, tax audit reports
and report under section 92E of the Incometax Act,1961
The efforts of the members in supporting the einitiative the Department requiring efiling of almost
all audit reports under the Incometax Act, 1961 is appreciable. ICAI is aware of the numerous issues
being faced by the members with regard to registration, frequent changes in utilities, uploading of
balance sheet and profit and loss and so on. The Direct Taxes Committee of ICAI is taking up these
issues with appropriate authorities from time to time. It has issued "Frequently Asked Questions"
prepared in consultation with the officials of Directorate of Income tax (Systems) for the guidance of
members. Inspite of these efforts, difficulties are being faced by the members in efiling the tax audit
reports mainly due to continuous change in the utilities hosted on the CBDT website. Further, the
difficulties being faced by the members and the assessees in Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat,
Muzaffarnagar and other affected areas of Uttar Pradesh are also known to ICAI.
Considering the above factors, a request was extended to Chairperson, CBDT for extension of due
date of filing income tax returns along with tax audit reports by one month from end of 30th
September, 2013. ICAI has also sought extension of due date of furnishing the report under section
92E by one month from the end of 30th November, 2013 for AY 201314.
Even though matter is being pursued on regular basis, it is desirable that the members complete
their audits on or before 30th September, 2013 so that the assessees are able to file their income tax
returns on time.