In a relief for taxpayers, the Centre on June 24 extended the deadline for filing income tax returns (original as well as revised) for FY2018-19 to July 31, 2020. The last date for filing income tax returns for FY2019-20 has also been extended to November 30, 2020.
The move is aimed at easing the challenges being faced by taxpayers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.
"In order to provide relief to small and middle-class taxpayers, the date for payment of self-assessment tax in the case of a taxpayer whose self-assessment tax liability is upto Rs. 1 lakh has also been extended to 30th November, 2020," the tax department said.
However, no such relief has been granted to taxpayers with self-assessment tax liability exceeding Rs 1 lakh.