Notification No 56/2020. CBDT Extends last date for ITR for A.Y. 2019-20

The last date for filing Income Tax Return for the A.Y. 2019-20 (F.Y. 2018-19) has been extended again by the CBDT. On 29th July 2020, a notification has been issued by CBDT (Notification No 56/2020). According to this notification, the last date has been extended from 31st July 2020 to 30th September 2020.

In a tweet, the Income Tax Department said: “In view of the constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to further ease compliances for taxpayers, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extends the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) from July 31 to September 30, 2020”.

The Detailed Notification is given hereunder.

Notification No 56/2020.


(Department of Revenue)



New Delhi, the 29th July 2020


S.O. 2512(E).–In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 (2 of 2020), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Direct Taxes, number 35/2020, dated the 24th June 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide number S.O. 2033(E), dated the 24th June 2020, namely:-

(i)in the first proviso, in clause (i), in sub-clause (a), for the words, figures and letters “the 31st day of July 2020” the words, figures and letters “the 30th day of September 2020” shall be substituted;

(ii)after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided also that for the purposes of the second proviso, in case of an individual resident in India referred to in sub-section (2) of section 207 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the tax paid by him under section 140A of that Act within the due date (before extension) provided in that Act, shall be deemed to be the advance tax:”.

2. This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

[Notification No. 56/2020/ F. No. 370142/23/2020-TPL]

NIRAJ KUMAR, Dy.Secy. (Tax Policy and Legislation Division)

Notification No 56/2020


Video for this Notification


Final Word

I hope this article and video both are very helpful. So. please prepare yourself for filing your pending return. In the future, this kind of facility may not be given by the Govt.

Thank You.


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