Ground Report | New Delhi: Why Extend Due date is trending; As the last date for filing ITR, 31st December is approaching, there is a demand from people to extend it. People on Twitter are also demanding this. There was even a time when Extent_due_date_immediately started trending on Twitter.
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Why Extend Due date is trending
Some people on Twitter are demanding to extend the last date very seriously, but there are many people who are taking a jibe. Let’s see what people are saying on Twitter.
The portal is reportedly in a mess, which has prompted Twitter users to come up with the hashtag “Extend_Due_Date_Immediately”, which is currently trending on the social website.
Chintan Dave, an employee of Infosys took to Twitter to express his displeasure over the same, “Thank you @Infosys and @IncomeTaxIndia for such an amazing portal, new errors and new glitches every day. #Extend_Due_Date_immediately” read the tweet.
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Twitter user AK Mittal said, “I really feel the problem with the Govt in Extending Due dates is not with Infosys but the pain in admitting it’s own mistake. !! The Govt has a long legacy of not accepting and admitting it’s own mistake. I mean how can the Govt be wrong #Extend_Due_Date_Immediately”
Another Twitter user urged the government to extend the deadline to file the IT returns so that people could file their returns with eases, “Dear @IncomeTaxIndia The sooner you extend dates, The more we can relax. As we, all Professionals, are working tirelessly since weeks Please #Extend_Due_Date_Immediately for ITR and TAR” read the tweet.
Another user wrote, “Even OPT Verification is a challenge on this new portal #Extend_Due_Date_Immediately #Extend_Due_Dates”
Due date for filing Income Tax Return (ITR) for the financial year 2020-2021 i.e. assessment year 2021-2022 for all general category of taxpayers whose accounts have not been audited and which includes all salaried persons, usually every year It’s 31st July. But till now it has been extended till December 31, 2021. Those who fail to file IT returns within the stipulated time frame will be fined Rs 5,000.
The extension is a result of glitches on the government portal and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given below is the list of documents required to file IT return.
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