With many parts of Northeast India on the boil disrupting internet services across states, the Income Tax (I-T) department has extended the deadline for payment of advance tax in the region by 15 days to December 31.
The relaxation is for all the corporate and non-corporate assesses for payment of December instalment of advance tax.
Ever since the controversial Citizenship Act was enacted, the Northeast states, especially Assam, have seen violent protests with at least four people reported to have died in police firing.
In a press statement, the Finance Ministry said that considering the large-scale disruption of internet services in the Northeast states, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the cut-off date.
The order was issued exercising of powers conferred under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
The relief is available for taxpayers in all the seven states of the Northeast.