Around 6.17 Crore Income Tax Returns Filed On New Portal

The Income Tax Department released a report on Monday stating that around 6.17 crore Income Tax returns and about 19 lakh tax audit reports (TARs) have been filed on the new I-T e-filing portal in eight months since its launch.

Out of 6.17 crore ITRs filed for the assessment year 2021-22 (for financial year 2020-21), 48 per cent of these are ITR-1 (2.97 crore), nine per cent is ITR-2 (56 lakh), 13 per cent is ITR-3 (81.6 lakh), 27 per cent are ITR-4 (1.65 crore), ITR-5 (10.9 lakh), ITR-6 (4.84 lakh) and ITR-7 (1.32 lakh).

Almost 5.89 crore income tax returns for the financial year 2020-21 have been filed on the new e-filing portal till December 31 deadline. Of this, more than 46.11 lakh ITRs were filed on the last date or December 31 alone.

The Department has been issuing reminders to taxpayers through emails, SMS and Twitter encouraging taxpayers and Chartered Accountants not to wait till the last minute and file their TARs or ITRs without further delay. To aid the filers in the resolution of any grievance related to e-filing, two new email ids- and have been furnished.

“All taxpayers or tax professionals who are yet to file their Tax Audit Reports or Income Tax Returns for AY 2021-22 are requested to file their TARs/Returns immediately to avoid the last-minute rush,” the press release stated.

The government had in January extended till March 15 the deadline for corporates to file income tax returns for the fiscal ended March 2021, while the same for filing tax audit report and transfer pricing audit report for 2020-21 fiscal is February 15.