ITR Filing Last Date in 2024: What You Need to Know 

ITR Filing Date 2024

Don’t Be Late! 2024 ITR Filing Deadlines Explained

Avoid Penalties: Guide to ITR Filing Last Dates in 2024

In India, the revenue generated by the Government is classified into two categories: direct tax and indirect tax. Direct tax is tax levied on an individual’s income, which is one the significant sources of revenue for the Government of India. As of 17th March 2024, the Government collected Rs. 18,90,259 crore as net income tax, 19.88% higher than the preceding year. However, only 2.2% of the adult population pays income tax in India, much lower than in countries like the USA, UK, Germany and France, where more than 50% of voting pay income tax. 

As a responsible citizen of our nation, it is not just a legal obligation but also a civic duty to file your ITR 2024 before the last date. By doing so, you are actively contributing to the development and progress of our country. 

In this blog, we will discuss the importance of filing the ITR and the ITR 2024 last date for each category of taxpayers. 

Importance of ITR Filing Before Last Date in 2024 

Whether you are an individual or a company, involved in business or a salaried person, it is not just a financial obligation, but your legal responsibility to file an ITR before the last date in 2024. Individuals and companies must furnish accurate income information and claim deductions and exemptions, thereby paying the right amount of tax within the stipulated deadline. 

Your timely payment of taxes plays a crucial role in enabling the Government to accurately assess tax collection. This, in turn, leads to the smooth functioning of public welfare schemes, making your contribution significant and impactful.

What Exactly Financial Year (FY) & Assessment Year (AY) Are? 

In FY 2024-25, you will file an income tax return for the earnings made between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2024. In the assessment year, you review your declared incomes, returns filed, exemptions, losses, deductions, etc. In other words, FY 2023-24, the assessment year, would be the immediately succeeding year, i.e., 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025, also referred to as AY 2024-25. 

Last Date of Filing ITR for FY 2024-25 

Being a taxpayer, you must file an income tax return before the deadline to avoid penalty. Apart from that, you may not get certain income tax benefits; hence, it is best to always file an ITR 2024 before the last date of your category of taxpayer. Here are the deadlines for filing income tax returns for each category: 

Taxpayer CategoryDeadline 
For individuals/assessee’s accounts that do not require auditing (Individuals, HUFs, Association of Persons, Body of Individual) The last date to file an Income Tax Return for FY 2023-24, without late fee, is 31st July 2024 
For taxpayer whose accounts requires auditing: 
– A company 
– A working partner of a firm 
– An individual or other entities whose accounts must be audited (like proprietorship, firm, etc.)
The last date is 31st October of the relevant assessment year. FY 2023-24, the last date would be 31st October 2024. 
For taxpayers who must submit a report under Section 92E*30th November of the relevant assessment year. For FY 2023-24, the AY is 2024-25.
File Belated ITR all categories of taxpayer31st December of the relevant assessment year. For FY 2023-24, the assessment year is 2024-25 
File Revised ITR for all categories of taxpayer
31st December of the relevant assessment year. For FY 2023-24, the assessment year is 2024-25 
Updated ITR
31st March of the relevant assessment year. For FY 2023-24, the assessment year is 2024-25 

Penalty For filing ITR 2024 Post Last Date 

ParticularsPenalty & InterestSection of the Act 
Delay in Filing ITR 2024 For FY 2023-24 or  AY 2024-25
– When the total income is more than Rs. 500,000: Rs 5000
– When the total income is less than Rs. 500,000: Rs 1000
– Interest 1% per month on the unpaid tax, applicable after the due date 

Late filing of TDS return Fee: Rs. 200 per day, applicable from the due date of filing the return 
Penalty: Minimum Rs. 10,000 & maximum Rs. 100,000. If a return is filed within one year, no penalty

Consequence of Not Filing ITR 2024 after Last Date 

Following are the repercussions you have to face if you don’t file ITR 2024 even after the last date of filing: 

  • Late filing penalty: Minimum 1000 INR to Max 5000 INR
  • Interest on tax amount: At 1% per month post-due date
  • Legal proceedings: The income tax department may initiate legal action, which could lead to imprisonment or a heavy fine
  • Rejection or delay in loan disbursement: Some banks may not accept your loan application
  • Difficulty in claiming tax benefits: Tax benefits like claiming loss from investment will not be available 

Ready to File ITR 2024? 

After reading this blog, if you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us. We are here to support and guide you. If you own a company and are looking for a complete business solution for GST return filing, invoicing, and inventory management, then do consider Munim—GST accounting software. It is available for free until 31st March 2025, providing you with the necessary tools to manage your taxes efficiently. 

Frequently Asked Questions on ITR Filing Last Date  

What are the ITR filing’s last dates in 2024? 

Following are the ITR filing last for FY 2024-25 and AY 2024-25: 

  • 31st July, 2024
  • 31st October, 2024
  • 30th November, 2024

As mentioned above, the last date for ITR filing in 2024 for the respective category of taxpayers. 

How to pay ITR 2024 after the last date? 

If you missed the ITR filing last date in 2024 and want to file an ITR after the due date, a late filing penalty and interest will be charged. If your total income is less than Rs. 500,000, a Rs. 1000 late fee will be levied. 

What are the penalty charges if ITR is filed post-due date if income is below the taxable limit? 

No penalty or interest will be charged for Nil ITR, even if you file after the due date. 


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Mehul is a content writer with a heart of nomad. He is currently working with Munim ERP Pvt. Ltd. as a content writer and he is passionate about Quantum Mechanics, Christopher Nolan's movie and Traveling. His weekends are well spent with his Golden Retriever recharging him with cuddles and strolls.

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