Income Tax Return Filing 2022 Last Date Extension: With just a few days left before the end of the last date for Income tax Return filing, several social media users have urged the Income Tax Department to extend the due date beyond July 31, 2022.

The number of Income Tax Returns for AY 2022-2023 filed till 25th July 2022 was over 3 crore. Till 24th July, the total tax filed was 2.85 crore. Last year the number of ITRs filed till July 31 was 5.89 crore. Supposing the same number of returns has to be filed this year, around 2.8 crores ITRs are yet to be filed. This means that starting from today till July 31, around 48 lakh ITRs will have to be filed per day.

If the new Income Tax website fails to take this much of the load till the due date, the Government have to extend the due date by a few more days this year as well, according to experts. If this doesnโ€™t happen then many taxpayers will end up with penalties for late filing.

Here are some of the reactions