The Finance Ministry summoned Infosys CEO Salil Parekh on August 23 to explain the issues that led to the software major portal being down. The income tax department announced on Thursday that a number of technical issues with the new income tax portal have been resolved, and the portal’s performance has significantly improved. Over two crore income tax returns (TRS) have been filed so far for the financial year 2020-21.
“As of October 13th, 2021, the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal (www.incometax.gov in) had received more than 2 crore Income Tax returns. The new portal was launched on June 7, 2021, and taxpayers initially reported glitches and difficulties with the portal’s functionality. A number of technical issues have since been resolved, and the portal’s performance has improved significantly “It stated.
The new income tax portal, https://www.incometaxgov.in, has been afflicted by technical difficulties since its beginning. The Finance Ministry summoned Infosys. CEO Salil Parekh on August 23 to explain the issues causing disruption of the software major’s portal. In the meeting with Parekh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed “deep disappointment over persisting glitches for more than two months after portal launch and he’s given a deadline off September 15 to Infosys to resolve the issues”.
The tax department urged taxpayers on Thursday to file their ITRS for Assessment Year 2021-22 as soon as possible. The income tax department strongly advises all taxpayers to use the e-filing portal to verify the accuracy of TDS and tax payments and to take advantage of the pre-filling of ITRs. “All taxpayers who have yet to file their income tax returns for AY 2021-22 are requested to file their returns at the earliest,” it said.
More than two crores ITRS for AY 2021-22 have been filed on the portal, of which ITRS 1 and 4 constitute 86 per cent, it said Over 1.70 crore returns have been e-verified out of which 1.49 crore are through Aadhaar based OTP, it said The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards