The CBDT today warned taxpayers against a “fraudulent” order which states that the last date to file audit reports by various entities has been extended beyond the deadline of September 30 by government. ”It has been brought to the notice of the government that a fake order dated September 26, 2015 supposedly under section 119 of the Income-Tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, Under Secretary to the Government of India is in circulation.(Read: SMS-based investment scams: Sebi seeks help from telcos, banks)
“The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section?119 of the Income-Tax Act to October 15, 2015,” a statement from the Central Board of Direct Taxes said. ”It is clarified the order is fraudulent.The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by September 30, 2015. Taxpayers and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy,” it said. The CBDT is the apex policy-making body of the I-T department.