To facilitate last minute filing of Income Tax returns by taxpayers, the CBDT has ordered that all I-T offices across the country will remain open on March 29, 30 and 31.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has asked all Chief Commissioners of Income Tax across the country to make special arrangements and keep open the I-T offices and receipt counters on March 29 (Saturday), March 30 (Sunday) and 31st (Monday) for the normal duration of office hours.
The latest CBDT directive also said that in view of some parts of the country celebrating Gudi Padva and Ugadi on March 31, the offices would be open to receive I-T returns and other taxpayer related services.
The measures have been taken by the apex policy making body of the Income Tax department keeping in view the aim of collecting as much revenue as possible before the current financial year closes on March 31.
The direct tax collection target this fiscal is Rs 6.36 lakh crore (Rs 6.36 trillion) and till March 22, Rs 5.82 lakh crore (Rs 5.82 trillion) has been collected.