NEW DELHI: Over 5.89 crore Income Tax Returns (ITRs) have been filed through the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as on December 31, 2021 the extended due date. More than 46.11 lakh ITRs were filed on December 31, 2021 alone.
In order to assist taxpayers with a smooth experience on the portal, 16,850 taxpayer calls and 1,467 chats were responded to by the helpdesk. In addition, the Department has been proactively engaging with and reaching out to taxpayers and professionals for assistance on its official Twitter handle. On December 31, 2021 alone, more than 230 Tweets from taxpayers and professionals were responded to.
Out of 5.89 crore ITRs filed for AY 2021-22 as on 31st December, 49.6% of these are ITR1 (2.92 crore), 9.3% are ITR2 (54.8 lakh), 12.1% are ITR3 (71.05 lakh), 27.2% are ITR4 (1.60 crore), 1.3% are ITR5 (7.66 lakh), ITR6 (2.58 lakh) and ITR7 (0.67 lakh). Over 45.7% of these ITRs have been filed using the online ITR form on the portal and the balance have been uploaded using the ITR created from the offline software utilities.
In comparison, as on January 10, 2021 (the extended due date for ITRs for AY 2020-21), the total number of ITRs filed was 5.95 crore with 31.05 lakh ITRs filed on the last day ie on 10th January, 2021 as against over 46.11 lakh ITRs filed on the last day this year.
The Department has gratefully acknowledged the contribution of the taxpayers, Tax practitioners, Tax professionals and others who have made this possible. It reiterate our resolve to work tirelessly to ensure a smooth & stable taxpayer service experience to all, the department said in the statement.