For the FY 2019 20 (the assessment year 2020-21), around 4.37 crore ITRs have been filled by 28 December. The Income Tax Department gave this information on Tuesday. December 31 is the last date for filing returns for individual taxpayers.
The department has appealed to the people to fill up the returns soon. The Income Tax Department tweeted, "Hopefully you have filled in the returns. If not, don't wait. File the returns for the assessment year 2020-21 today." So far 2.44 crore taxpayers have filed ITR-1, 95.64 lakh ITR-4, 53.12 lakh ITR-3, and 32.30 lakh ITR-2.
Due to the corona epidemic, the last date for filing returns has been extended from July 31 to October 31, which was later reduced to December 31. The deadline is for taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited by January 31, 2021