Centre does not seem inclined to extend date for filing Income Tax Return of the fiscal 2022-23. This is evident from the statement by Union Revenue Secretary Sanjay Malhotra who has has asked income tax payers to file their return at the earliest.

Report quoting Malhotra says that the finance ministry is not contemplating extension of the July 31 deadline.

"We expect that the filing would be higher than the last year...we are hopeful that it should be more than the last year," Malhotra is quoted having told PTI an interview.

PTI report states that nearly 5.83 crore income tax returns had filed ITR as on July 31 last year, the last day for filing returns for assessment year 2022-23.


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