New Delhi: The e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department has marked receipt of more than two crore Income Tax returns as on October 13, the Ministry of Finance said.
Launched on June 7, the taxpayers had reported glitches and difficulties in the functioning of the new portal in the initial period. A number of technical issues have since been resolved and the performance of the portal has substantially stabilized, read a statement from the Ministry.
It further noted that over 13.44 crore unique taxpayers have logged in till October 13 and approximately 54.70 lakh taxpayers have availed of ‘forgot password’ facility to obtain their passwords.
All Income Tax Returns have been made available for e-filing. More than two crore ITRs for AY 2021-22 have been filed on the portal, of which ITRs 1 and 4 constitute 86 per cent. It is encouraging to note that more than 1.70 crore returns have been e-verified, out of which 1.49 crore are through Aadhaar based OTP. The process of e-verification through Aadhaar OTP and other methods is important for the department to commence processing of the ITR and to issue refunds, if any.
Of the verified ITRs 1 and 4, over 1.06 crore ITRs have been processed and over 36.22 lakh refunds for AY 2021-22 have been issued. Processing of ITRs 2 and 3 will be taken up shortly.
Over 15.72 lakh statutory forms have been submitted including 9.08 lakh TDS statements, 1.29 lakh Form 10A for registration of trusts/institutions, 1.98 lakh Form 10E for arrears of salary, 23,920 Form 35 pertaining to filing of Appeal and 22,075 DTVSV Form 4 till October 13.
In response to feedback from taxpayers, the submission process of 15CA and 15CB forms required for foreign remittances has been revamped. Over 1.83 lakh 15CA and 37,870 15CB forms have been filed. More than 21.40 lakh e-PANs have been allotted online free of cost. The Legal Heir functionality has been enabled for registrations and compliance.
Also, e-proceedings and faceless proceedings have been enabled with functionalities including video conferencing for assessment and seeking adjournments or appointment and filings by authorised representatives.
All taxpayers who are yet to file their Income Tax returns for AY 2021-22 are requested to file their returns at the earliest.