Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Income tax portal’s technical issues being progressively addressed: Finance Ministry

Finance Ministry on Wednesday said, a number of technical issues in e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department are being progressively addressed and there has been a positive trend reflected in the statistics of the various filings on the portal. The e-Filing portal was launched on 7th of June. Taxpayers and professionals have reported glitches and difficulties in the portal since then. The Ministry has been regularly monitoring the resolution of issues with Infosys Ltd which is the Managed Services Provider for the project.

Over 8.83 crore unique taxpayers have logged in till 7th September with a daily average of over 15.55 lakh in September. The Income Tax Return filing has increased to 3.2 lakh daily in September and 1.19 crore ITRs for Assessment Year 2021-22 have been filed. Of these, over 76.2 lakh taxpayers have used the online utility of the portal to file the returns.

So far over 94.88 lakh ITRs have also been e-verified, which is necessary for processing by the Centralized Processing Center. Of this, 7.07 lakh ITRs have been processed.


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