Thukten Zangpo 

According to the Department of Revenue and Customs, deadlines to file tax returns for the income year 2021 have been extended by a month due to the recent lockdown.

This was decided upon in consideration of the difficulties taxpayers will have faced in gathering the documents required for filing taxes during the lockdown period.

With the extension, taxpayers can file Personal Income Tax (PIT) until March 31, 2022, while Business Income Tax (BIT) and Corporate Income Tax (CIT) have until April 30.

The department has asked taxpayers to file tax returns online whenever possible, since the Regional Revenue and Customs Offices will accept a limited number of walk-in taxpayers to avoid crowding in the office.

BIT and CIT payers maintaining accounting books and PIT payers are requested to file tax returns online through RAMIS, it added.

However, BIT payers, who do not maintain accounting books are asked to file the tax returns through the BIT Estimated Tax App.

The department also said to use a TPN and password to log in for an online filling. However, taxpayers who do not remember their password are asked to reset the password using the ‘Forgot Password’ button on the website.

Earlier, the DRC announced that the taxpayers have to file PIT by February 28, 2022, and BIT and CIT by March 31.