Income Tax Return: ITR filing deadline to be extended
Income tax return (ITR) : According to sources, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is said to have planned to extend the deadline for filing income tax return (ITR) for the FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) due to technical issues with the Income Tax website. According to a report, the current deadline is September 30, 2021, however it now appears that the ITR filing deadline will be extended due to online portal difficulties that have yet to be resolved.
Many users took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the glitches. The Income Tax Department launched a new IT website on June 7 to make ITR filing easier and more convenient. The new platform contains several of the new features, from pre-filled income tax return forms to rapid refunds, all designed to give taxpayers a “modern and seamless experience.”
However, it experienced various glitches shortly after its launch, with users reporting that it took a long time to complete an income tax return and that taxpayers and tax professionals had encountered numerous challenges with the new portal.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has now met with Salil Parekh, managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Infosys, to discuss the ongoing technical issues with the income tax system.
“Ministry of Finance has summoned Salil Parekh, MD&CEO @Infosys on 23/08/2021 to explain to hon’ble FM as to why even after 2.5 months since launch of new e-filing portal, glitches in the portal have not been resolved. In fact, since 21/08/2021 the portal itself is not available,” Income Tax Department tweeted.
On Late sunday Infosys replied “The emergency maintenance of the Income Tax India portal has concluded and the portal is live. We regret any inconvenience caused to taxpayers.”
Here is the Outcome of meeting of Infosys with FM on 23/08/2021
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