The deadline for the filing of the e-filing of the income tax has been extended to August 31, 2012 by the government. The earlier last date of e-filing was July 31, 2012.

The government has decided on the extension considering the disturbance in general life caused due to failure of power. People having an income of more than ten lakh have to mandatorily e-file the returns. Commenting on the development, Ankur Sharma the CEO TaxSpanner said that a one month extension is sufficient for the tax payers to e-file their returns. Last week it was reported that the IT Department as well as the assesses are facing problems in online data entry.