Statistics of Income Tax Returns filed till 19.12.2021

Here are the statistics of Income Tax Returns filed till 19.12.2021.

A total of 3,83,27,994 ITRs have been filed upto 19.12.2021, with 4,80,074 ITRs having been filed on the day itself.

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CBDT urges Taxpayers not to delay filing of their ITRs for AY 2021-22.

Senior officials of Ministry of Finance headed by Secretary, Revenue had a meeting with the Infosys team headed by Shri Salil Parekh, MD & CEO, Infosys on 16.12.2021, on the preparedness of the e-filing website during the peak filing period. As briefed by Infosys, steps taken in this regard include augmentation of the technical infrastructure and setting up of a dedicated war room to monitor the performance of the portal. On its part, Infosys assured about its preparedness to ensure a smooth filing season to instill confidence among the taxpayers.

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 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.

The Department has been issuing reminders to taxpayers through emails, SMS and media campaigns encouraging taxpayers to not wait till the last minute and file their Income Tax Returns without further delay. The Directorate of Systems is organizing webinars for frontline officials of the department (ASK Centres and TPS) to assist taxpayers in e-filing of ITRs. Directorate of Systems along with Infosys personnel are also engaging through the ICAI platform to raise awareness about resolution of problems faced in the process of e-filing. Educational Videos have been released on the YouTube handle of ITD for guidance of taxpayers.

All taxpayers who are yet to file their Income Tax returns for AY 2021-22 are requested to file their returns at the earliest.

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