Taxpayers warned against fake order extending deadline

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Clarifying that there was no extension in Wednesday’s deadline for filing of returns and audit reports by entities, the union finance ministry on Monday warned against a “fraudulent” order in circulation saying the last date has been extended beyond the deadline of September 30.

“It has been brought to the notice of the government that a fake order dated September 26 supposedly under section 119 of the Income-Tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, under secretary to the government of India, is in circulation.

“The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section 119 of the Income-Tax Act to October 15,” an official statement said here.

“It is clarified the order is fraudulent. The government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by September 30. Taxpayers and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy,” it added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here