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E-filing of Income Tax Returns – 40% increase

E-filing of Income Tax Returns – 40% increase in Online Income Tax Return filing this year- More than 82 lakh Returns e-filed

Ministry of Finance has issued a press release on e-filing of Income Tax Retruns for the financial year 2012-13 (Assessment Year 2013-14). As per this press release there is 40% increase in Online Income Tax Return filing this year compared to last year. It is also mentioned in the press release that more than 82 lakh returns have been filed till 29th July 2013. The full text of this press release is as follows.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
30-July-2013 20:05 IST
Overwhelming Response for e-filing from Every Corner of the Country; More than 82 Lakh Returns E-Filed till 29th July, 2013 which is More than 40% of the Returns e-filed during the Same Period Last Year; Record Peak of more than 85,000 Returns Per Hour Achieved
The due date for filing of Income Tax Return for individuals and non-auditable cases is 31st July, 2013. There has been an overwhelming response for e-filing from every corner of the country. More than 82 lakh returns have been e-filed till 29th July, 2013 which is more than 40% of the returns e-filed during the same period last year.
On 30th July, 2013, 6.23 lakh returns were e-filed till 6:00 PM. Record peak of more than 85,000 returns per hour has been achieved.
Due to overwhelming response, some taxpayers have reported problems in accessing e-filing portal which is primarily due to network constrains of the local internet service providers. The e-filing portal has been running without any interruptions and is being continuously monitored by a dedicated team of income tax officials in Bangalore. The situation will again be reviewed by the CBDT tomorrow morning.
Source : Press Information Bureau
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