New Delhi: All major banks dealing with Income Tax payers and Income Tax offices snall remain open from March 29, Saturday til March 31 to facilitate payment of taxes at the end of the financial year.
An RBI press release said: “In order to facilitate the payment of taxes by the tax-payers before the close of the Financial Year 2013-14, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided on request of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) that all agency banks shall keep open the counters of their designated branches conducting Government Business on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
“The said counters shall remain open for extended hours till 8.00 pm.
“At locations where Monday, March 31, 2014 has not been declared as a public holiday, the said counters shall remain open for extended hours till 8.00 pm.
“Further, on Sunday, March 30, 2014, agency banks will keep select branches open at key locations as a regular working day for transacting Government Business.
“Similarly, on Monday, March 31, 2014, at places where public holiday has been declared, the same select branches shall remain open as a regular working day for transacting Government Business.
“All electronic transactions would, however, continue till midnight on March 31, 2014:, the press release said.