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After initial hic-ups, the e-Filing portal registers over 3 crore ITRs

By IndianMandarins- 06 Dec 2021
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New Delhi (06.12.2021): The new e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department that faced certain issues has registered over 3 crore Income Tax Returns as on December 3, 2021. The number of ITRs filed per day is over 4 lakh and increasing every day as the extended due date of December 31, 2021, is approaching.

The Income Tax Department strongly urges all taxpayers to view their Form 26AS and Annual Information Statement (AIS) through the e-Filing portal to verify the accuracy of the TDS and Tax Payments and avail of pre-filling of ITRs. It is important for taxpayers to cross-check the data in the AIS statement with their Bank passbook, interest certificate, Form 16 and Capital gains statement from brokerages in case of purchase and sale of equity/Mutual funds etc.

Income Tax Return (ITR) filing has increased to 3.03 crore ITRs for AY 2021-22. 58.98% of these are ITR1 (1.78 crore), 8% is ITR2 (24.42 lakh), 8.7% is ITR3 (26.58 lakh), 23.12% are ITR4 (70.07 lakh), ITR5 (2.14 lakh), ITR6 (0.91 lakh) and ITR7 (0.15 lakh). Over 52% of these ITRs are filed using the online ITR form on the portal and the balance are uploaded using the ITR created from the offline software utilities.

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