The Financial Year 2011-12 closes on 31-3-2012 falling on Saturday. All the Income Tax Offices throughout India shall remain open on this day and the receipts counters shall also work during normal office hours.
This direction is issued for administrative convenience by the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Accordingly, Income Tax offices will function from 9.30 am to 6 pm tomorrow to handle year-end rush.
Special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required on 30th and 31st March, 2012 to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income conveniently.
These instructions may be given wide publicity – ORDER [F.NO.225/138/2011/ITA.II], DATED 30-3-2012