e-Filing of ITR – More people used than last year

e-Filing of ITR for the year 2012-13 (Assessment Year 2013-14) – More people used than last year

Income Tax Department has issued press release which says that there was overwhelming Response to e-filing ITR this year. As many as 1.23 crore people filed their ITR (Income Tax Return) this year which is 68.3% higher than the last year. The full text of this press release is as follows

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
07-August-2013 14:28 IST
Overwhelming Response to e-Filing of ITR: 123.03 Lakh Returns e-Filed till 5th August, 2013 Which is 68.3%
Higher than the Returns e-Filed in the Corresponding Period During Last Year: 6.92 Lakh Returns e-Filed on 5th August, 2013 Itself


The due date for filing of Income Tax Return for Individuals, HUFs and non-auditable cases for A.Y. 2013-14 was extended by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) from 31st July to 5th August, 2013 as there was an overwhelming response to e-filing from every corner of the country. 123.03 lakh returns have been e-filed till 5th August, 2013 which is 68.3% higher than 73.11 lakh returns e-filed in the corresponding period during last year. 6.92 lakh returns were e-filed on 5th August, 2013 itself. The assessees having salary income can file return using ITR 1 or ITR 2. Up to 5th August, 87,13,493 returns were e-filed under ITR 1 and ITR 2 which is 85.8% higher than the 46,90,279 returns e-filed under ITR 1 and ITR 2 in the corresponding period last fiscal.

Source: PIB

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