The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the administrative authority of the Income Tax department, had on July 31 extended the last date for filing I-T returns to August 5 for the 2013-14 fiscal.

E-filing of I-T returns crosses one-crore mark

The e-filing of income tax returns has crossed the one crore mark with the maximum of such filings done by the salaried class of taxpayers.

In a latest data released by the Bangalore based Central Processing Centre (CPC) of the I-T department, a total of 1,03,21,775 e-returns were filed by the taxpayers till July 31, which is much below than over 2 crore e-filing for the financial year of 2012-13.

A total of 57,81,252 people under the salaried class filed their e-returns till July 31 through the internet which is also much lesser than over 64 lakh figure by salaried taxpayers last year.

The department's web based servers, according to the official data, received a peak rate of 2,303 returns per minute during the current filing spree.

A special team of the department is continuously monitoring the web portals and information technology parameters of the official e-filing website of the I-T department--

Electronic filing has been made mandatory for the net taxable above Rs five lakh from this year.


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