As you all know, the due date for filing TDS return by employer in Form 24Q for Financial Year (FY) 2018-19 was 31st May 2019. However, for the said FY, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued revised format of Form 24Q vide notification dated April 12, 2019. The revised form includes many additional fields to be reported with respect to salary details, exemption/deductions claimed by employees etc. which were earlier not part of the return. Further, there are additional validations desired in the new form.
Considering the difficulties faced by the industry in adhering to these deadlines, NASSCOM made a request to CBDT to consider extending due date for filing TDS return in Form 24Q by one month.
We are glad to inform you that based on NASSCOM’s request, CBDT recently issued an Order extending the due date for filing of Form 24Q [i.e. quarterly TDS statement in respect of salaries] for FY 2018-19 from 31st May, 2019 to 30th June, 2019.
Copy of the Order is attached for your reference