The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has announced an extension for filing income tax return for FY 2018-19 for the newly-created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh to November 30, 2019. This extension applies to filing of all kinds of income tax returns.
Internet facilities had been on a clamp down in Jammu and Kashmir since the Central Government’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. On Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir were bifurcated into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Due to the disruption of the internet, the CBDT extended the ITR filing date for individual taxpayers in the newly-formed UTs.
On Thursday, the CBDT issued a statement saying “on consideration of reports of disturbances in internet facility in certain areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the CBDT…further extends the due date for filing of ITRs and tax audit reports to November 30 in respect of all categories of income tax assessees in the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and UT of Ladakh”.