5.89 crore ITRs e-filed on new portal of IT Department as on 31/12/2021: CBDT

Income Tax Department has issued a Press Release stating that a total of 5.89 crore ITRs have been e-filed on new portal of IT Department as on 31/12/2021, the extended due date for AY 2021-22.

CBDT Press Release dt. 01/01/2022: 5.89 crore ITRs e-filed on new portal of IT Department as on 31/12/2021

Nearly 5.89 crore Income Tax Returns (ITRs) have been filed on the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as on 31/12/2021, the extended due date. More than 46.11 lakh ITRs were filed on 31/12/2021. 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 31/12/2021 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 31/12/2021, 49.6% of these are ITR-1 (2.92 crore), 9.3% are ITR-2 (54.8 lakh), 12.1% are ITR-3 (71.05 lakh), 27.2% are ITR-4 (1.60 crore), 1.3% are ITR-5 (7.66 lakh), ITR-6 (2.58 lakh) and ITR-7 (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 10/01/2021 (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 i.e. on 10/01/2021 as against over 46.11 lakh ITRs filed on the last day this year.

The Department gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the taxpayers, Tax Practitioners, Tax Professionals and others who have made this possible. We reiterate our resolve to work tirelessly to ensure a smooth & stable taxpayer service experience to all.

CBDT Updates (Income Tax)
Income Tax Circulars, Instructions, Notifications, Orders, Press Releases, etc. issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in different years:
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CBDT Instructions: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
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CBDT Orders: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
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