The due date to file an Income-tax return for the FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) was 31st December 2021 and the last date to file the return was 31st March 2022. Many of you could have missed the last date to file a return due to various reasons. You must be wondering what now? First of all, do not panic. All is not lost. You still have a small ray of hope. You can apply for condonation of delay in filing Income-tax returns. If the Department accepts the return your return will be processed.
Let us guide you through.
Option 1: Online process through Income-tax website
Step 1: Log in to the Income-tax portal:
Step 2: Click on "Condonation Request" under the Services tab:
Step 3: Click on "Allow ITR filing after time-barred" then click on Continue.
Step 4: Click on "Create Condonation Request":
Step 5: Enter all required details. Upload ITR (JSON file) for which you are requesting condonation. Upload supporting documents (PFD/XLS format) Maximum of 5 files can be uploaded each of which should not be more than 5 MB. Click on Submit:
Step 6: E-verify your return. Click here to know the steps to e-verify
After successful e-verification, you will see the below screen displaying the transaction id. Preserve this transaction id for future reference. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail on your registered e-mail id:
Option 2: Ofline process through Income-tax department
If option 1 is not available in income-tax login, you can apply through the manual route, the process of which is displayed in the following flowchart:-
You can find the application format from this link:-
Please click here to find your local Assessing officer