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September 30, 2015 at 6:53 am #2214
The High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad, in the case of All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants vs Central Board of Direct Taxes, (Special Civil Application NO. 15075 of 2015) upload its decision on 30-09-2015 by holding holding that the CBDT is directed to issue notification u/s 119 of the Act for extending the due date for e-filing of the income tax returns in relation to the assessees who are required to file return of income by 30th September, 2015 to 31st October, 2015.
Following Issues were Raised Before Hon’ble Court:
- Whether Reporters of Local Papers may be allowed to see the judgment ?
- To be referred to the Reporter or not ?
- Whether their Lordships wish to see the fair copy of the judgment ?
- Whether this case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India or any order made thereunder ?
Final Decision of Court in Para 25 of verdict is as under:
“25. In the light of the above discussion, the petition partly succeeds and is accordingly allowed to the following extent. The respondent Board is hereby directed to forthwith issue requisite notification under section 119 of the Act extending the due date for e-filing of the income tax returns in relation to the assessees who are required to file return of income by 30th September, 2015 to 31st October, 2015. The respondents shall henceforth, endeavour to ensure that the forms and utilities for e-filing of income tax returns are ordinarily made available on the 1st day of April of the assessment year. Rule is made absolute to the aforesaid extent with no order as to costs.”
Source: http://gujarathc-casestatus.nic.in/gujarathc/tabhome.jsp (put ‘SPECIAL CIVIL APPLICATION’ Case No. 15075 and year 2015)
(Gujrat HC also directed CBDT to extend Due Date of Filing Return upto 31-10-2015)
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