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ITR Filing Last Date FY 2022-23 (AY 2023-24): Everything You Need to Know

Introduction

Income Tax Return (ITR) is a key document used by individuals and businesses to report yearly income, deductions, exemptions, and tax liabilities. It helps taxpayers report financial transactions, income sources, and expenses. Accurate and timely ITR filing is crucial to avoid penalties, adhere to tax laws, and maintain a positive standing with tax authorities.

In this article, we will explore the important aspects of ITR filing for FY 2022-23 (AY 2023-24) and discuss the last dates for filing returns, payment of advance tax, TDS payments, and more. Let's dive in!

Last Date for ITR Filing

The last date for filing ITR for different categories of taxpayers for FY 2022-23 (AY 2023-24) varies. It is important to be aware of the due dates to ensure timely compliance with tax regulations. Here are the due dates for ITR filing:

Taxpayer Category ITR Filing Due Date-FY 2022-23 Due date to file audit report for FY 2022-23
Businesses (Audit cases) 31st October 2023 30th September 2023
Business (Non-Audit cases) 31st July 2023 -
Association of Persons (AOP) 31st July 2023 -
Body of Individuals (BOI) 31st July 2023 -
Individual 31st July 2023 -
Trusts, colleges, political parties (Audit Cases) 31st October 2023 30th September 2023
Trusts, colleges, political parties (Non-Audit Cases) 31st July 2023 -
Report to be filed u/s 92E 31st October 2023 -
Furnishing of Income Tax Return in case of Transfer Pricing 30th November 2023 -
Revised Return 31st December 2023 -
Belated/Late Return 31st December 2023 -

It is important to note that the due dates for ITR filing may be subject to change by the tax authorities. It is advisable to stay updated with the latest notifications and announcements.

Importance of Timely ITR Filing

Filing income tax returns on time is not only a legal obligation but also crucial for various reasons. Let's understand why timely ITR filing is important:

  1. Avoid Penalties: Failing to file ITR within the prescribed timelines can attract penalties. For individuals with a total income exceeding INR 5 lakhs, the penalty is INR 5,000. For other cases, the penalty is INR 1,000. It is important to file ITR within the due date to avoid unnecessary penalties.

"Timely filing of income tax returns enables the government to assess and collect taxes efficiently, ensuring the smooth functioning of public services and welfare initiatives."

  1. Comply with Tax Laws: Filing ITR on time ensures compliance with tax laws and regulations. It is the responsibility of every taxpayer to accurately report their income, claim deductions and exemptions, and pay the appropriate amount of tax within the prescribed timelines.

"Filing income tax returns on time is a legal obligation imposed by the government."

  1. Maintain Good Standing: Timely ITR filing helps taxpayers maintain good standing with the tax authorities. It establishes credibility and trustworthiness, which can be beneficial in various financial transactions and dealings.

"By filing their Income Tax Return, taxpayers fulfill their legal obligation to report their income and pay the applicable taxes."

  1. Claim Refunds: Timely ITR filing allows taxpayers to claim refunds if they have paid excess taxes during the financial year. Filing ITR within the due date ensures that the refund process is initiated promptly, enabling taxpayers to receive their rightful refunds in a timely manner.

"It is a declaration of their taxable income and the taxes they owe or are eligible to receive as a refund."

Payment of Advance Tax

Apart from filing ITR, taxpayers are also required to pay advance tax if their total tax liability for the financial year is INR 10,000 or more. Advance tax payments are made in installments throughout the year. Here are the due dates for the payment of advance tax for FY 2022-23:

Installment Due Date For all assessee (except assessee referred in next column) Assessee declaring income under presumptive schemes under 44AD / 44ADA
1st Till 15th June 15% of the amount of advance tax Nil
2nd Till 15th September 45% of the amount of advance tax Nil
3rd Till 15th December 75% of the amount of advance tax Nil
4th Till 15th March 100% of the amount of advance tax 100%

It is important to calculate and pay advance tax in a timely manner to avoid interest and penalties.

"You have to pay advance tax only if your total tax liability is Rs. 10,000 or more in a financial year."

TDS Payments

Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is a mechanism through which the government collects tax at the time of making specified payments such as salary, interest, rent, etc. The due dates for TDS payments vary depending on the category of the taxpayer. Here are the due dates for TDS payments for FY 2022-23:

Due Date for TDS payment in case of Govt. Assessee:

For the Month Due Date
April 2022 to February 2023 Last date of the month in which TDS/TCS is deducted or collected
March 2023 7th April 2023

Due Date for TDS payment in case of Non-Govt. Assessee:

For the Month Due Date
April 2022 to February 2023 7th of next month
March 2023 30th April 2023

It is important to adhere to the due dates for TDS payments to avoid interest and penalties.

"Tax deducted by a Government assessee without challan (i.e. treasury Challan) should be deposited on the same day of deduction."

Quarterly Payment of TDS

Certain categories of taxpayers are allowed to make quarterly payments of TDS under specific sections of the Income Tax Act. Here are the due dates for quarterly payment of TDS for FY 2022-23:

For the quarter Due Date
Ending 30th June 7th July
Ending 30th September 7th October
Ending 31st December 7th January
Ending 31st March 30th April

It is important to note that the due date for quarterly TDS payments may vary depending on the specific section under which TDS is deducted.

"Under section 192(1A), the payment has to be made within seven days (7 days) of the last day of the month in which the deduction is made or income tax is due."

Quarterly TDS Returns

Quarterly TDS returns must be submitted by both government and non-government deductors. These returns provide details of TDS deductions made during a specific quarter. Here are the due dates for submitting quarterly TDS returns for FY 2022-23:

Quarter Period Due Date
1 01 April 2022 to 30 June 2022 31st July 2022
2 01 July 2022 to 30 September 2022 31st October 2022
3 01 October 2022 to 31 December 2022 31st January 2023
4 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 31st May 2023

It is crucial for deductors to submit TDS returns within the prescribed timelines to avoid penalties and non-compliance.

"Form 24Q is a quarterly statement for the Return of TDS details on Salary Payments."

"Form 26Q is a quarterly statement for Return of TDS details on Other than Salary Payments (Domestic)."

"Form 27Q is a quarterly statement for Return of TDS details on Other than Salary Payments (NRI/Foreign)(additional income like interest, dividends)."

"Form 27EQ is for TCS Return."

Due Dates for Issuing TDS Certificates

TDS certificates must be issued by deductors to the deductees within specific timelines. These certificates provide details of TDS deductions made on income. Here are the due dates for issuing TDS certificates for FY 2022-23:

Form No. Due Date Periodicity
Form 16 31st May 2023 (for FY 2022-23) Annual
Form 16A Within 15 days from the due date of furnishing TDS return Quarterly
Form 16B Within 15 days from the due date of furnishing challan in Form No. 26QB Each transaction
Form 16C Within 15 days from the due date of furnishing challan in Form No. 26QC Each transaction
Form 27D Within 15 days from the due date of furnishing TCS return Quarterly

It is important for deductors to issue TDS certificates within the prescribed timelines to ensure compliance with tax regulations.

"Form 16A is for TDS deducted on income other than salary."

"Form 27D is a Tax Collection Certificate (TCS)."

Conclusion

Filing income tax returns on time is essential for individuals and businesses to fulfill their tax obligations, avoid penalties, and maintain good standing with the tax authorities. The last date for ITR filing for FY 2022-23 (AY 2023-24) varies depending on the category of the taxpayer. It is crucial to be aware of the due dates for ITR filing, payment of advance tax, TDS payments, and issuance of TDS certificates to ensure timely compliance with tax regulations.

By staying informed and adhering to the prescribed timelines, taxpayers can ensure a smooth and hassle-free tax filing process. It is advisable to consult with a tax professional or utilize online platforms for accurate and timely filing of income tax returns.

Remember, timely filing of income tax returns not only fulfills your legal obligations but also contributes to the efficient functioning of the government and supports public services and welfare initiatives.

 

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