INCOME TAX LAW - UPDATE 01/09/2017
Website General Circular No. VXJC - 007/ IT/ 01-09-2017
Due date is now extended to 31st October, 2017Sub: Audit of Accounts under the Income Tax Act, 1961
Ref: A. Y. 2017– 18 (F. Y. 2016 – 17))
Under the Income Tax Act, 1961, certain persons (Assessees) are required to get their accounts audited by an accountant before the due date for furnishing the return of income and furnish by that date the report of such audit in the prescribed form duly signed and verified by such accountant (accountant as defined in explanation below subsection (2) of sec.288) and setting forth such particulars thereon.
It is to note that the due date (mentioned in the above paragraph is as referred to in clause (a) of explanation 2 to subsection (1) of section 139) for the current assessment year 2017-18 (FY 2016-17) is 30th day of September, 2017.
This due date is now extended to 31st October, 2017 as per the CBDT Order attached belowHence it is appropriate to take necessary steps to get the accounts audited and furnish the report before the due date to avoid legal complications.
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