CBDT clarifies, extended due date of 31-08-2012 applies to all returns which were due to be filed by 31-07-2012

0 comments Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The CBDT has issued the following Press Release dated 01.08.2012

 PRESS RELEASE [No. 402/92/2006-MC (20 of 2012)], dated 1-8-2012

A section of Media has reported that the Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended ‘due date’ of filing of returns to 31st August, 2012 in respect of only those returns which were to be e-filed by 31st July, 2012. It is clarified that the notification issued by the Board on 31st July, 2012 has extended the ‘due date’ of filing of all returns for the Assessment Year 2012-13 which were due to be filed by 31st July, 2012 to 31st August, 2012.

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Get ready to pay professional tax in Punjab


The Punjab government, which is expecting to mop up Rs 500 crore by imposing a tax on the self-employed and salaried professionals, is looking up to Bihar to finalise the modalities. Bihar, governed by Nitish Kumar-led JDU-BJP combine imposed the professional tax in September last year and fund-starved SAD-BJP government in Punjab, led by Parkash Singh Badal, has decided to follow suit.
Punjab will be the tenth state to tax the professionals and, following the Bihar model, will be charging Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,500 depending on the salary of the employed. The slab, incidentally is one of the highest in comparison to the tax imposed in other states.
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