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Due date for filing I-T returns extended to Sept 15 for Kerala

New Delhi: The deadline for filing income tax return for those in Kerala has been extended to September 15 following the devastating floods which wreaked havoc across the state.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had earlier extended the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns from July 31 to August 31, this year for salaried employees.

Due to disruption caused by severe floods in Kerala, CBDT hereby further extends the due date for furnishing Income Tax Returns from 31st Aug,2018 to 15th Sept,2018 for all Income Tax assessees in the State of Kerala,who were liable to file their Income Tax Returns by 31.08.2018.

The heavy rain and subsequent floods have led to destruction of life and property in the state.

Earlier, basic customs duty and Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) were exempted for the goods imported or supplied for flood relief operations in Kerala.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the losses suffered by Kerala due to the devastating deluge would be much more than the primary estimate of Rs 20,000 crore.

Rescue operations were over and the thrust now is on rehabilitation and rebuilding the state ravaged by the rain fury that claimed 322 lives since August 8.

Pinarayi also appealed to all employed Keralites to donate one month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and asked businessmen and traders to earmark a portion of their income for relief work.

PTI

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