More than three crore Income Tax Returns filed on new e-Filing portal so far

Finance Ministry has said that more than three crore Income Tax Returns have been filed on the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department. The number of ITRs filed per day is over four lakh and increasing every day. The Income Tax Department has urged all taxpayers to view their Form 26AS and Annual Information Statement through the e-filing portal to verify the accuracy of the TDS and Tax Payments and avail of pre-filling of ITRs. 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. The Ministry said, it is encouraging to note that two crores 69 lakh returns have been e-verified, out of which more than two crores 28 lakh are through Aadhaar based OTP. The Income Tax Department has been issuing reminders to taxpayers through emails, SMS and media campaigns encouraging taxpayers to file their Income Tax Returns without further delay. The department has requested all the taxpayers who are yet to file their Income Tax returns for 2021-22 to file their returns at the earliest to avoid the last-minute rush.

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