Sri Lanka

Individual - Tax administration

Last reviewed - 28 June 2021

Taxable period

A tax year is any period of 12 consecutive months commencing on 1 April of one calendar year and ending on 31 March of the following calendar year.

Tax returns

An individual is required to file a return of income in a prescribed format (with financial statements and supporting schedules, if applicable) not later than eight months after the end of each year of assessment (on or before 30 November immediately following the end of the tax year).

Spouses are taxed separately on their individual incomes.