The Association of Chartered Accountants writes to the Ministry of Finance

RTI Deposit 2022 Latest News: While there were only a few days left before the end of the deadline for filing the tax return, taxpayers and various associations asked the Ministry of Finance for an extension of the deadline for filing the ITR. In this regard, the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTPs), an association of lawyers, chartered accountants and tax practitioners, has urged in a letter the union Ministry of Finance and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT ) to extend the ITR filing deadline by one month citing various reasons.Also read – From paying a fine to problems getting loans, the problems you can face if you don’t file your ITR in a timely manner

Apart from this, the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has also urged in a letter the Ministry of Finance to extend the deadline till August 31. Also read – RTI filing: last date July 31, see step-by-step guide to filing a tax return

“Given the difficulties faced by small taxpayers, we are asking that the deadline for filing tax returns for non-audit assessments be extended to August 31. We also ask that issues with the income tax portal be addressed at the earliest so that assessors can have a hassle-free experience in filing their tax returns,” the GCCI said in the letter. Also Read – Immediately Extend Deadline Trending on Twitter as ITR Deadline Approaches

With many people yet to file their ITRs, General Taxpayers tweeted about the issues they are facing when filing their tax returns. They also accused the income tax portal of ‘not working properly’, ‘not opening’, ‘OTP issue’, ‘takes time, loads continuously then fails “, and demanded an extension.

However, the income tax department as well as the central government last week denied extending the deadline, saying it would not be extended beyond July 31. he said there will be no such extension for AY22-23.

On its official Twitter account, the Income Tax Department reminded people to file their taxes by July 31 because there will be no extension. “Over 3 crore ITR for AY 2022-23 have been deposited on the e-Filing portal till July 25, 2022. The deadline for depositing ITR for AY 2022-23 is July 31, 2022. We invite you to deposit your ITR at the earliest, if not filed yet,” he said in a tweet on Monday.

Last week, Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj said there would be no extension of the deadline for filing an ITR. He further added that the income tax portal is equipped enough to support even if people are claiming that there are issues in the website.

On Monday, social media was abuzz with taxpayers’ demand to extend the ITR filing deadline. Individuals, chartered accountants and CA associations were calling for an extension to the July 31 tax filing deadline. #Extend_due_date_immediately started trending on Twitter.

Andrew B. Reiter