Taxpayers tweet for IT returns date extension as GST website stays down


The hashtag #Extend_Due_Date_Immediately went viral on Twitter since Tuesday evening, as numerous people tweeted to the Finance Ministry, requesting an extension for filing income tax returns (ITR) due to the GST website going down

The deadline to file ITR was set for December 31 for fiscal year 2019-20 by the Finance Ministry.

Earlier, keeping in view the pandemic, the deadline was set for July 31 and extended again till October 31.

With people still receiving prompts to file their ITR by December 31, no official response has been given by the Finance Ministry with regards to an extension.

(Edited by Anirban Paul)