Even as greater than 3.5 crore earnings tax returns (ITRs) have been filed on the brand new e-filing portal of the division, after it had confronted glitches earlier this yr quickly after its launch in June, prime finance ministry officers reviewed its efficiency on Thursday together with Infosys managing director Salil Parekh.
After the portal had confronted technical points, finance ministry had requested Infosys, which manages the platform, to handle the issues on prime precedence.
Infosys has developed the brand new earnings tax e-filing portal, ‘www.incometax.gov.in’.
In a press release on Thursday, the finance ministry mentioned that Revenue Secretary within the ministry Tarun Bajaj together with different senior officers held a assessment assembly relating to the portal with Mr Parekh.
As briefed by Infosys, numerous steps have been taken, together with augmentation of the technical infrastructure and establishing of a devoted conflict room to observe the efficiency of the portal, it mentioned.
According to the assertion, Infosys has assured the ministry about its preparedness to make sure a easy submitting season to instill confidence among the many taxpayers.
“As on December 15, 3.59 crore ITRs have been filed on the new e-filing portal. The number of ITRs filed per day has crossed 6 lakh and increasing everyday as the extended due date of December 31, 2021 is approaching,” the assertion mentioned.
Nearly 52 per cent of those ITRs have been filed utilizing the web ITR type on the portal and the steadiness have been uploaded utilizing the ITR created from the offline software program utilities, the assertion mentioned.
The ministry additionally mentioned that it was encouraging to notice that 3.11 crore returns have been e-verified and out of them, greater than 2.69 crore had been by means of Aadhaar-based one time password (OTP).
The technique of e-verification by means of Aadhaar-based OTP and different strategies is vital for the division to begin processing of the ITR and to concern refunds, if any.