|Assessee Type||Due Date|
e.g. for financial year 2012-2013 i.e., 01-Apr-2012 to 31-Mar-2013, the due date is 30-Sep-2013
A person other than a company whose accounts are required to be audited under the Income Tax Act or any other law
A working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited under the Income Tax Act or any other law
|Any other taxpayer||31-Jul-YYYY|
Note: If the last day for filing returns is a day on which the income tax office is closed,you can file the return on the next day afterwards on which the income tax office is open and, in such cases, the return will be considered to have been filed within the specified time limit/ due date.
Income tax returns can be filed after the due date upto end of assessment year (e.g. for FY 2011-2012, last date is upto 31-March-2013)
Filing income tax returns after the due date is no different than filing it before the due date. The process and guidelines remains exactly the same. You can prepare and file your tax returns online or off-line (using paper returns).