Penalty you will pay for missing ITR filing deadline

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July 31, 2019 is the last day to file income tax return (ITR) for FY2018-19 without penalty. If you file your return after midnight i.e. after July 31, then you would have to pay a late fee of upto Rs 10,000. However, if your income is below taxable limit then you won’t have to pay it even if you file after the deadline.

The penalty you will have to pay
A taxpayer is liable to pay late ITR filing fees of:
a) Rs 5,000 if tax return is filed after the deadline but on or before December 31 of the relevant assessment year (in this case December 31, 2019).
b) Rs 10,000 if tax return is filed after December 31 but before the end the relevant assessment year, i.e., before March 31 (in this case between 1 January 2020 and March 31, 2029)