The department said that till late Saturday evening more than 5 crore income tax returns have been filed. One day before the ITR deadline or filing deadline for the financial year 2021-22,
The department issued a public message through its official Twitter handle asking taxpayers, mainly individuals and salaried class to file their returns within the due date of July 31.
“To avoid #FileNow late fees,” it said.
The department said over 5 crore ITRs for assessment year 2022-23 were filed till 8.36 pm on Saturday.
The CBDT also issued an order stating that Aayakar Sahayata Kendras (ASKs) or Aayakar Sahayata Kendras across the country shall remain open on Sundays and “additional receipt counters, wherever required, to facilitate the filing of tax returns by the taxpayers”. will be opened.”
Officials said the finance ministry and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which formulates policy for the tax department, are continuously monitoring the process of filing ITR.
A senior official told PTI that a ‘war room’ of technical experts working on the portal and the CBDT’s social media team collecting personal and public feedback on the filing are working together 24×7.
The official said that the issues related to the e-filing portal are being addressed promptly and answers are being provided to each and every query raised by the taxpayers.
When asked about extension of ITR filing deadline to July 31 through demands being made on social media and representations sent to CBDT, officials said they are looking to ensure that “filing by the deadline” Be done smoothly and they have nothing else on their mind. Immediately.”
The Twitter handle of the department responded to certain messages stating that the e-filing website was not working by saying: “As informed by our team, the e-filing portal is working fine. Can we May request you to try again after clearing browser cache. If you are still facing any issue, please send your details (with PAN and mobile number) to mailto:HYPERLINK “mailto:orm@cpc .incometax.gov.in”email@example.com”HYPERLINK” mailto:orm.@cpc.incometax.gov.in”firstname.lastname@example.org”. Our team will join you.”
As per the updated data till July 28, around 4.05 crore ITRs were filed and out of these the number of returns verified/verified by taxpayers was 3.09 crore.
Of these, 2.80 crore returns were processable and of this 2.41 crore or 86 per cent were processed, the data said.
E-filing of ITR by various categories of taxpayers is done on the web portal – “http://incometax.gov.in”.
About 5.89 crore ITRs were filed last time till the extended due date of December 31, 2021 or during the financial year 2020-21.