The Income Tax Department on Saturday extended the last date of filing income tax returns to August 4 due to inclement weather and some technical snags.
Last date for filing of income tax returns was to expire on Saturday.
"The Central Board of Direct Taxes has decided to extend the due date of filing of income tax returns to August 4, 2010," the board said in a statement.
All paper or e-returns filed till August 4 will be considered as filed within the due date, the statement added.
"The decision was taken in view of some technical snags in the e-filing computer system, and inclement weather at various locations, due to which tax payers have reported difficulties in filing or uploading income tax returns," it said.