While the amount of revenue received by the tax department under this drive has not been quantified, the data said the Income Tax department identified a total of 58.95 lakh such taxpayers out of which 11.17 lakh filed their returns for the said time period.

The drive to identify these individuals and entities was conducted under a special initiative of the department called the 'Non-filers Management System' which uses technology Intelligence tools to track erring taxpayers who either forget or just skip filing their returns.

The data said the drive was conducted for the AY 2014-15 and over 11 lakh new taxpayers will act to bolster its another drive to bring more and more people with good income to the tax net by the end of this financial year in March end.

Officials involved in the drive said lakhs of emails and SMSes were sent to those taxpayers who were registered with the e-filing portal of the department while efforts are being made to reach others too.

The CBDT has recently asked IT department to expedite refunds of small families, specifically below Rs 5,000, and address this issue on priority as this area is one of the largest subject of grievance for taxpayers with even Prime Minister Narendra Modi ticking off the department sometime back to fasten the process of refunds.

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