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 taxAct,1961
The efforts of the members in supporting the eâ€initiative the Department requiring eâ€filing of almost all audit reports under the Incomeâ€tax 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 eâ€filing 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 assesses in Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Muzaffar nagar 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 30thNovember, 2013 for AY 2013â€14.
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.