The Income Tax department on has extended the last date to file Income Tax Returns from July 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018. However, this extension is for “certain categories of taxpayers”. You can file your income tax returns without quoting your Aadhaar number.
IT Department Extends the Last Date to File Income Tax Returns, Not for All:
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extends the deadline for filing Income Tax Returns from July 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018 on consideration.
Hence, as per the latest update, the due date for filing Income Tax Returns for AY 2018-19 is August 31, 2018 for certain categories of taxpayers.
If your gross total income exceeds INR 2,50,000.00 in a financial year; it is mandate for you to file income tax returns. This limit is INR 3,00,000.00 for senior citizens, who are more than 60 years and less than 80 years. INR 5,00,000.00 is the limit for super-senior citizens i.e. more than 80 years of age.
However, you can file your income tax return involuntarily, even if your income is less than the maximum exemption limit.
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