‘Be an early filer’: Income Tax Department issues message for taxpayers

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The new e-filing portal was launched on June 7, 2021. (Representative photo)

The income tax department asked taxpayers to file their returns on time. The TSWT to file the income tax return (ITR) for fiscal year 2021-22 (AY 2022-23) without late fees is July 31, 2022 (unless extended by the government).

In a tweet, the IT department urged people to be early filers.

“ITR filing for AY 2022-23 is available on the e-filing portal. Check your Form 26AS, AIS and other relevant documents before submitting them. Be an early filer,” the Income Tax Department said. , adding the hashtag #FileNow.

The due date for ITR filing is the date when returns can be filed without any penalty.

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In the case of companies, the TSWT for filing the ITR is October 31 of the tax year (unless extended by the government).

The new electronic filing portal www. incometax.gov.in, launched on June 7, 2021, has had a rocky start from the start, with taxpayers and professionals reporting issues and difficulties in its operation. Infosys received the contract to develop the portal in 2019.

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A year later, many users said that there are still many problems, after which the IT department asked Infosys to solve it as a priority.

Meanwhile, Central Board of Direct Taxation chairwoman Sangeeta Singh said earlier this month that the number of tax filings increased in FY22 compared to the previous fiscal year.

Ms Singh told PTI news agency that the number of tax filings in the last fiscal year was 7.14 crores compared to 6.9 crores in the previous fiscal year, showing a clear growth .

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For FY22, the tax collection is over Rs 14 lakh crore, which is quite good, compared to the collection for FY20, according to the President.

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