Due Date for Filing Income Tax Returns

It is vital that for individuals, businesses, and various other entities to make a note of the due dates for filing Income Tax Returns. Depending on the type of tax, the due date will vary. Filing the tax returns on time can ensure that you do not have to pay any penalties.

Due Date for Tax Filing 2020

According to the Income Tax Act, 1961, a certain amount of tax must be paid by individuals and establishments. The tax that must be paid will depend on the income of the individual. The below-mentioned table indicates the list of due dates that are applicable for 2020:

Months Dates
January 7 January 2020
  • The due date for depositing the collected/deducted Tax for the month of December 2019. The Tax collected/ deducted by an office of the government has to be paid to the Central Government on the very same day in case of, where tax is paid without producing an Income-tax challan.
  • The due date for deposit of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) for the period of October 2019 to December 2019, when IT Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS - under section 192, 194A, 194D, or 194H.
14 January 2020
  • The due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted for the month of November 2019 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB and section 194M.
15 January 2020
  • The due date for completing the Form 24G by a Government office where TDS for the month of December 2019 has been paid without a challan.
  • Form 15G/15H declarations that have been received for the quarter ending in December 2019 must be furnished.
  • Foreign remittances quarterly statement for the quarter ending in December 2019 in Form No.15CC.
  • TCS statement for the quarter that has ended on 31 December 2019.
  • The last date to issue the TDS Certificate under section 19M for the months of September 2019 and October 2019.
30 January 2020
  • The quarterly TCS certificate for tax collected for the quarter ending 31 December 2019.
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement in respect to tax deducted in the month of December 2019 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
31 January 2020
  • The quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending 31 December 2019.
  • The quarterly return of non-deduction at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit with regard to the quarter ending 31 December 2019.
  • Intimation must be provided under section 286(1) by a resident constituent entity whose parent is a non-resident. The details must be provided in Form No. 3CEAC.
February 7 February 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/deducted for the month of January 2020. All sum collected/deducted by an establishment/office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
14 February 2020
  • The due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of December 2019.
15 February 2020
  • The due date for completing the Form 24G by an office from the Government where TDS for the month of January 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The quarterly TDS certificate (with regard to tax deducted for payments that is other than salary) for the quarter ending 31 December 2019.
28th February, 2020
  • The due date for deposit of collected tax for the month of March, 2017. All sum collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
March 2 March 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of January 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
7 March 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/deducted for the month of February 2020. All sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without producing an Income-tax Challan.
15 March 2020
  • The due date for completing the Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of February 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan. The due date for producing Form 24G has been extended to 15 July 2020.
  • To make the fourth installment payment of advance tax for the assessment year 2020-2021.
  • The due date for payment of the whole amount of advance tax for assessees covered under presumptive scheme of Section 44AD/44ADA for assessment year 2020-2021.
17 March 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of January 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, section 194M.
30 March 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of February 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, section 194M. The due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
31 March 2020
  • Last date to link Aadhaar number and PAN.
  • Using Form No. 3CEAD, the Country-by-Country Report for the last year 2018-2019 by an Indian resident, parent entity with respect to an international group, which is a constituent of such group.
  • Using Form No. 3CEAD, the Country-by-Country Report for the last year 2018-2019 by an Indian resident, parent entity with respect to an international group, which is a constituent of such group who is not eligible to file a report under section 286(2).
  • Revised/belated ITR for the assessment year 2019-2020. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
April 7 April 2020
  • The due date for deposit of collected tax for the month of March 2020. All sum collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
14 April 2020
  • The due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted in the month of February 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
15 April 2020
  • Foreign remittances quarterly statement for the quarter ending in March 2020 in Form No.15CC.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for March 2020.
30 April 2020
  • The due date for producing the Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of March 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan. However, the due date has been extended to 15 July 2020.
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of March 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
  • The due date for deposit of Tax deducted by an assessee that is other than an office of the Government for the month of March 2020.
  • The due date for e-filing of a statement in Form No. 61 containing particulars of Form No. 60 that is received during the period of 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020.
  • Form 15G/15H declarations must be uploaded for the quarter ending in March 2020.
  • TDS must be deposited for the months from January 2020 to March 2020. However, a quarterly officer must allow quarterly deposits under Section 192, 194A, 194D, or 194H.
May 7 May 2020 The due date for deposit of Tax collected/deducted for the month of April 2020. All sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without producing an Income-tax Challan. 15 May 2020
  • The due date for issue of the TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of March 2020. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
  • The due date for complete the Form 24G by an office from the Government where TDS/TCS for the month of March 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending 31 March 2020.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for April 2020.
30 May 2020
  • The quarterly TCS certificates with regard to tax collected during the quarter ending 31 March 2020. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
  • The submission of a statement (in Form No. 49C) by non-resident having a liaison office in India for the financial year 2019-2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of April 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
31 May 2020
  • The quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending 31 March 2020. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
  • The return of tax deduction from contributions paid by the trustees of an approved superannuation fund.
  • The due date for completing the statement of financial transaction (in Form No. 61A) as required to be furnished under sub-section (1) of section 285BA of the Act respect of a financial year 2019-2020.
  • The due date for e-filing of annual statement of accounts as required to be reported under section 285BA(1)(k) (in Form No. 61B) for calendar year 2019 by reporting financial institutions.
  • PAN allotment application for a non-individual resident who has made a financial transaction of Rs.2.5 lakh or more during the FY 2019-2020.
  • Allotment of PAN for an individual who is an office bearer, principal officer, chief executive officer, karta, founder, partner, director, or managing director under Rule 114(3).
June 7 June 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/deducted for the month of May 2020. All sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without producing an Income-tax Challan.
14 June 2020
  • The due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted in the month of April 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
15 June 2020
  • The due date for completing the Form 24G by an office from the Government where TDS for the month of May 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The quarterly TDS certificates (with regard to tax deducted for payments other than salary) for the quarter ending 31 March 2020. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
  • The first instalment of advance tax for the assessment year 2021-2022.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for May 2020.
  • TDS Certificate for employees in regards to their salary and the tax that has been deducted for FY 2019-2020. However, the due date has been extended to 15 August 2020.
29 June 2020
  • The due date for e-filing of a statement (in Form No. 3CEK) by an eligible investment fund under section 9A with regard to its activities in financial year 2019-2020.
30 June 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of May 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M. However, the due date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
  • The return with regard to securities transaction tax for the financial year 2019-2020.
  • The quarterly return of non-deduction of tax at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit with regard to the quarter ending 31 March 2020.
  • The statement to be furnished (in Form No. 64C) by Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) to unit holders with regard to income distributed during the previous year 2019-2020.
  • The report by an approved institution/public sector company under section 35AC(4)/(5) for the year ending 31 March 2020.
  • The due date for furnishing of statement of income distributed by business trust to its unitholders during the financial year 2019-2020. This statement is required to be furnished to the unitholders in form No. 64B
  • Payment of tax without penalty under the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020.
July 7 July 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/deducted for the month of June 2020. All sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without producing an Income-tax Challan.
  • The due date for deposit of TDS for the period April 2020 to June 2020 when Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS under section 192, 194A, 194D or 194H.
15 July 2020
  • The due date for completing the Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of February 2020, March 2020, and June 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of May 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
  • The quarterly statement with regard to foreign remittances (to be furnished by authorized dealers) in Form No. 15CC for quarter ending June 2020.
  • The quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending 30 June 2020.
  • Form 15G/15H declarations must be uploaded for the quarter ending in June 2020.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for June 2020.
30 July 2020
  • The quarterly TCS certificate with regard to tax collected by any person for the quarter ending 30 June 2020.
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of June 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
31 July 2020
  • The quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending 30 June 2020.
  • The annual return of income for the assessment year 2020-2021 for all assessee other than (a) corporate-assessee or (b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited) or (c) working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited or (d) an assessee who is required to furnish a report under section 92E. However, the due date has been extended to 30 November 2020.
  • The quarterly return of non-deduction of tax at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit with regard to the quarter ending 30 June 2017.
  • The statement by scientific research association, university, college or other association or Indian scientific research company as required by rules 5D, 5E and 5F (if due date of submission of return of income is 31 July 2020)
  • The application in Form 9A for exercising the option available under Explanation to section 11(1) to apply the income of the previous year in the next year or in future (if the assessee is required to submit the return of income on or before 31 July 2020).
  • The statement in Form no. 10 to be furnished to accumulate income for future application under section 10(21) or 11(2) (if the assessee is required to submit the return of income on or before 31 July 2020).
  • Quarterly statement of the TDS and the TCS that has been deposited for the quarter ending on 31 March 2020.
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of February 2020 and March 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
  • Return of income for all assessee for FY 2019-2020.
August 7 August 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/ deducted for the month of July 2020. However, all sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
14 August 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of June 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
15 August 2020
  • The due date for furnishing of Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of July 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The quarterly TDS certificate (with regard to tax deducted for payments other than salary) for the quarter ending 30 June 2020.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for July 2020.
  • TDS Certificate for employees in regards to their salary and the tax that has been deducted for FY 2019-2020.
30 August 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of July 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M.
September 7 September 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/ deducted for the month of August 2020. However, all sum collected/ deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
14 September 2020
  • The due date for issue of the TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of July 2020.
15 September 2020
  • The due date for completing the Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of August 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The second instalment of advance tax for the assessment year 2021-2022.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for August 2020.
30 September 2020
  • The audit report under section 44AB for the assessment year 2020-21 in the case of a corporate-assessee or non-corporate assessee (who is required to submit his/its return of income on 31 October 2020).
  • The due date for issue of the TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of August 2020.
  • The submission of copy of audit of accounts to the Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in case company is eligible for weighted deduction under section 35(2AB) [if company does not have any international/specified domestic transaction].
October 7 October 2020
  • The due date for deposit of tax collected/deducted for the month of September 2020. However, all sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
  • The due date for deposit of TDS for the period July 2020 to September 2020 when Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS under section 192, 194A, 194D or 194H.
15 October 2020
  • The due date for completion of Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of September 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The due date for issue of the TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of August 2020.
  • The quarterly statement with regard to foreign remittances (to be furnished by authorized dealers) in Form No. 15CC for quarter ending September 2020.
  • The quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending 30 September 2020.
  • Form 15G/15H must be uploaded for declarations that have been received for the quarter ending in September 2020.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for September 2020.
30 October 2020
  • The due date for issue of the TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of September 2020.
  • The quarterly TCS certificate (with regard to tax collected by any person) for the quarter ending 30 September 2020.
31 October 2020
  • The quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending 30 September 2020.
  • The due date for furnishing of Annual audited accounts for each approved program under section 35(2AA).
  • The quarterly return of non-deduction of tax at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit with regard to the quarter ending 30 September 2020.
  • Form 3CEAB (Accounting year 2019-2020)
  • Form 60 for declarations received between 1 April 2020 and 30 September 2020. (Director/Joint Director)
  • ITR filing for AY 2020-2021 for assessees who are partners of a firm where the accounts need to be audited, non-corporate assessees, and corporate assessees. However, the due date has been extended to 30 November 2020.
  • If the assessee is required to submit any reports in regards to transactions under Section 92E and an audit has to be filed under Section 44AB for the AY 2020-2021.
  • Form 3CEB (specified domestic transactions and international transactions).
  • The audit report under section 44AB for the assessment year 2020-21 in the case of a corporate-assessee or non-corporate assessee.
  • The statement by scientific research association, university, college or other association or Indian scientific research company as required by rules 5D, 5E and 5F (if due date of submission of return of income is 31 October 2020)
  • The application in Form 9A for exercising the option available under Explanation to section 11(1) to apply the income of the previous year in the next year or in future (if the assessee is required to submit the return of income on or before 31 October 2020).
  • The statement in Form no. 10 to be furnished to accumulate income for future application under section 10(21) or 11(2) (if the assessee is required to submit the return of income on or before 31 October 2020).
  • Claiming foreign tax credit in Form 67 for the previous year 2019-2020.
November 7 November 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of October 2020. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
14 November 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of September 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, section 194M.
15 November 2020
  • The due date for furnishing of Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of October 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The quarterly TDS certificate (with regard to tax deducted for payments other than salary) for the quarter ending 30 September 2020.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for October 2020.
30 November 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted in the month of October 2020 under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, section 194M.
  • The annual return of income for the assessment year 2020-2021 in the case of an assessee if he/it is required to submit a report under section 92E pertaining to international or specified domestic transaction(s).
  • The statement of income distribution by Venture Capital Company or venture capital fund with regard to income distributed during 2019-2020.
  • The statement to be furnished in Form No. 64D by Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) to Principal CIT or CIT with regard to income distributed (during previous year 2019-2020) to units holders.
  • The due date to exercise option of safe harbour rules for international transaction by completing the Form 3CEFA.
  • The due date to exercise option of safe harbour rules for specified domestic transaction by furnishing Form 3CEFB.
  • The due date for filing of statement of income distributed by business trust to unit holders during the financial year 2019-2020. This statement is required to be filed electronically to Principal CIT or CIT in form No. 64A.
  • The due date for e-filing of report (in Form No. 3CEJ) by an eligible investment fund with regard to arm's length price of the remuneration paid to the fund manager.
  • The application in Form 9A for exercising the option available under Explanation to section 11(1) to apply income of previous year in the next year or in future (if the assessee is required to submit the return of the income on 30 November 2020).
  • The statement in Form no. 10 to be furnished to accumulate income for future application under section 10(21) or 11(2) (if the assessee is required to submit the return of income on 30 November 2020).
  • The submission of copy of audit of accounts to the Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in case company is eligible for weighted deduction under section 35(2AB) [if company has any international/specified domestic transaction].
  • The statement by scientific research association, university, college or other association or Indian scientific research company as required by rules 5D, 5E and 5F (if due date of submission of return of income is 30 November 2020)
  • ITR for the AY 2020-2021 for all assessees.
December 7 December 2020
  • The due date for deposit of Tax collected/deducted for the month of November 2020. However, all sum collected/deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the Central Government on the same day of transaction where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
15 December 2020
  • The due date for furnishing of Form 24G by an office of the Government where TDS for the month of November 2020 has been paid without the furnishing of a challan.
  • The third instalment of advance tax for the assessment year 2021-2022.
  • The due date for issue of the TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, section 194-IB, and section 194M for the month of October 2020.
  • Last date for furnishing the statement in Form 3BB. The form must be submitted by a stock exchange whose transactions have modified client codes after the system registration has been completed for November 2020.
30 December 2020
  • The due date for producing the challan/statement with regard to tax deducted under section 194-IB, and section 194M in the month of November 2020.
  • Using Form No. 3CEAD, the Country-by-Country Report for the last year 2018-2019 by an Indian resident, parent entity with respect to an international group, which is a constituent of such group who is not eligible to file a report under section 286(2).

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