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Due date of filing income tax return for FY 2016-17(AY 2017-18) is

5th August 2017 for Individuals

31st October 2017 for Businesses

(This is income tax return for the financial year 2016-17. Applicable for income earned from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017).

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Due date for income tax return filing for individuals for FY 2015-16(AY 2016-17)

5th August 2016 for Individuals

17th October 2016 for Businesses 

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Important Due Dates of Income tax return filing for the year 2017

Whenever we talk about income tax, there are various kind of compulsory tax formalities that needs to be followed by a person and that too within the specified due dates prescribed; such as filing of income tax returns, paying advance tax on time.

Here is the TAX CALENDAR for 2017. This has important Tax Due and income tax return filing dates for the year 2017.                                               



15th March, 2017


(a)    Fourth Instalment of Advance Tax due for the FY 2016-17

(b)    Due date for the whole amount of Advance Tax for FY 2016-17 for taxpayers covered under presumptive scheme of Section 44AD


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31st March, 2017


(a)    Last date for declaration of undisclosed income under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna.

(b)    Due date for the payment of second instalment(i.e. 25% of tax, surcharge and penalty) under Income Declaration Scheme,2016


15th June, 2017


Due date for the First instalment of Advance Tax for the FY 2017-18


31st July, 2017


Due date for filing Income tax return for FY 2016-17 for all persons except :

(a)    Companies

(b)    Non-Companies whose books are required to be audited

(c)     Working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited



15th Sep , 2017


Due date for the Second instalment of Advance Tax for the FY 2017-18


30thsep, 2017


Due date for filing of  Audit report/Income tax return for the FY 2016-17 for the following:


(b)Non-Companies Whose books are required to be audited




Due date for payment of the last instalment(i.e. 50% of tax, surcharge and penalty) under Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016


30th Nov, 2017



(a)    Due date for filing Audit report for the FY 2016-17 in case of a person who is required to submit a report pertaining to international or specified domestic transactions under section 92E

(b)    Due date for report to be furnished in Form 3CEB in respect of international and specified domestic transactions.


15th Dec, 2017



Due date for the third instalment of Advance Tax for the FY 2017-18

Further, here, it would be relevant to mention that 31 March 2018 would be a significant date one may have to bear in mind as it is the due date for filing of a belated return for the Assessment Years 2016-17 & 2017-18. To read more on filing of belated return, please click here.

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