India - Indian government clarifies scope of filing extensions issued yesterday

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The Indian Government issued a notification yesterday extending the due date for the filing of individual and other non-corporate tax returns for the Indian fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The extended due date is August 31, 2012.

Based on the language of the notification of extension, there was a doubt as to whether the extension is applicable for all cases or only for cases where e-filing is compulsory. However, the Government has now clarified that the extended due date of August 31, 2012 is applicable to all returns which were required to be submitted by July 31, 2012.