Income Tax Department issue latest update for E-filing Income-tax Return 1 January, 2022

5.89 crore Income Tax Returns filed on new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as on 31st December, 2021

Nearly 5.89 crore Income Tax Returns (ITRs) have been filed on the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as on 31st December, 2021, the extended due date. More than 46.11 lakh ITRs were filed on 31.12.2021. In order to assist taxpayers with a smooth experience on the portal, 16,850 taxpayer calls and 1,467 chats were responded to by the helpdeskIn addition, the Department has been proactively engaging with and reaching out to taxpayers and professionals for assistance on its official Twitter handle. On 31st December, 2021 alone, more than 230 Tweets from taxpayers and professionals were responded to.

Out of 5.89 crore ITRs filed for AY 2021-22 as on 31st December, 49.6% of these are ITR1 (2.92 crore), 9.3% are ITR2 (54.8 lakh), 12.1% are ITR3 (71.05 lakh), 27.2% are ITR4 (1.60 crore), 1.3% are ITR5 (7.66 lakh), ITR6 (2.58 lakh) and ITR7 (0.67 lakh). Over 45.7% of these ITRs have been filed using the online ITR form on the portal and the balance have been uploaded using the ITR created from the offline software utilities.

In comparison, as on 10th January, 2021 (the extended due date for ITRs for AY 2020-21), the total number of ITRs filed was 5.95 crore with 31.05 lakh ITRs filed on the last day ie on 10th January, 2021 as against over 46.11 lakh ITRs filed on the last day this year.

The Department gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the taxpayers, Tax Practitioners, Tax Professionals and others who have made this possible. We reiterate our resolve to work tirelessly to ensure a smooth & stable taxpayer service experience to all.

8 thoughts on “Income Tax Department issue latest update for E-filing Income-tax Return 1 January, 2022”

  1. There are more glitches in e-filing website. There are four months lost for website not functional. Every Friday to Sunday the website off , the above situation continued three months.
    Still the website not updated. From 24th December onwards, we file the return, but not showing in view of filed return. The acknowledgements do not download. What is new website working.
    The Infosys website is very waste. Old website is very good. We all requests to Honarable Finance minister to extend the due date to 31st, March-2022
    And not updated and validated Bank accounts.Not accept refund re-issue request s sir. Refund re-issue request send more 9 months ago. But not approved. The above way is correct.
    You think and clear the above problems
    Thankingyou sir
    Your faithfully
    CSR Murty
    Vijayawada
    Tax consultant
    pH. 9347094894

    1. VENKATASUBBARAO BANDI

      Entirely wrong information that too with a lot of spelling mistakes from a qualified CA. The portal works fine .

      1. The portal isn’t working fine for all types of ITR. I updated ITR II and paid additional tax for other income. While verifying the last step, it throws some stupid error to update section 10(10) gratuity cum retirement to 20,00,000 while my gratuity amount has not crossed that amount. I have raised this concern with error screenshot from efiling portal via email to efilingwebmanager@incometax.gov.in on 20th Dec 2021. I have followed up with a call atleast 7 times.since the until 31 Dec 2021 and the customer support team of IT dept is of useless bunch of people. They cannot assist you anything with technical issue. They are present only to take your email I’d and tell us they will escalate it and I will receive a response in 24 hours. Trust me, so far nobody has responded to my email till date and I have already been penalized with 5k penalty for not verifying by 31 Dec 2021. I am the tax payer and I have paid my tax promptly till date. It is the issue of IT portal and I am facing the brunt of others mistakes. Such a useless IT portal

      2. New portal is not user friendly. Tax refund due since May 2021. Huge money spend against this software of Infosys. Revenue loss heavy. Time, energy lost. Lot of harassment to the tax payer. Ultimately Govt. has lost credibility which was not expected from present Govt.

  2. Devendrappa Chandappa Bolagond

    I am D C BOLAGOND, Bangalore. A retired official of BSNL. All of a sudden 2008-09 and 2009-10 demands are rised with out prior intimation and shocked many retired people. Till last year nothing was shown in earlier portal and no notice was issued in that regard. Many retired people have been admitted in the hospital by seeingthe hugeamount of demand and interest.
    Plz set right early and make retired people to sleep happily.
    At this age if a person is asked to pay lakhs of rupees arrears/ dues then people have to commit suicide
    Plz correct or waive off dues of retired employees plz

    1. THERE ARE STILL GLITCHES IN THE ITR 2 PRESCRIBED BY THE IT DEPTT FOR ASSESSMENT YEAR AM21_22 VIS A VIS A VIS LONG TERM CAPITAL GAINS OF ELSS MUTUAL FUND SCHEMES.GOVT CAN NOT EAT THE CAKE AND HAVE IT TOO.THE INFORMATION CAPTURED ON THE IT PORTAL IS FULL WITH ANAMOLIES AND EXPECTION OF THE GOVT. THAT AN ORDINARY TAX PAYER IS LIKE A CA WHO THEMSELVES ARE FLABBERGASTED. THE GOVERNMENT MUST REMOVE ANAMOLIES VIS A VIS CAPITAL GAINS PROVISIONS VIS A VIS ELSS AND OTHER MUTUAL FUND SHEMES.OTHERWISE THE GOVERNMENT MUST CLEARLY ABOLISH THE OLD SHEME OF TAXATION HITHERTO FOLLOWED.THE PRESENT PROVISIONS ARE MIND BOGGLING FOR AN ORDINARY CITIZEN ESPECIALLY SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE HIGHER AGE BRACKETS WHO HAVE A MEAGRE INCOME WITH IN RS 7.5 LAKHS AND HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED ALL TOGETHER IN THE NEW PROVISIONS OF IT.

  3. There are still glitches in system I tried to file many time it was going out of login without saving the data confirmed .i did. Twice reworking on last two day but it went out of login.my retune I was not able to file due to this issue.i filed my wife return after lot of issue with same issue happening 2 -3 times

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