Condition inside an office building in Chennai Image Credit: Smitha TK
Condition inside an office building in Chennai
Image Credit: Smitha TK

New Delhi — Chennai and a large part of Tamil Nadu have received unprecedented rainfall leading to flooding of large areas and disruption of normal life, including business and commerce. Given the extent of disruption, it is considered expedient in public interest to extend the due date for deposit of tax deducted at source and tax collected at source to provide relief to the deductors located in the State of Tamil Nadu.

Accordingly, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, has issued an Order extending the date for deposit of tax deducted at source [under section 200(1) of the Act] and tax collected at source [under section 206C (3) of the Act] during the month of November 2015 from 7 December to 20 December in respect of deductors located in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The order is available on the website of the tax department.