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‘Till December 31, let’s go’, taxpayers taking out anger on social media

Highlights

  • Now only 2 days left to file ITR
  • Still lakhs of taxpayers have not filed ITR
  • Many problems are coming on the tax filing portal
  • Demand to extend the last date of December 31

New Delhi
Now only 2 days are left for filing ITR. The deadline for filing ITR for the assessment year 2021-22 ends on December 31, but still lakhs of taxpayers have not filed ITR. They are facing problems on the new tax filing portal and are taking out their anger on social media. Also, there is a demand to extend the date of 31st December.

The Income Tax Department said in a tweet on Wednesday that 4.86 crore ITRs have been filled till Tuesday, December 28. 1889057 ITRs were filed on Tuesday. A total of 5.95 crore returns were submitted for the financial year 2019-20. According to this, even now more than one crore taxpayers have not filed ITR. This is the reason why there is a demand to extend the deadline for ITR filing.

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Taxpayers’ anger
Taxpayers are facing technical issues while filing ITR in the new IT portal. There has been a flood of complaints related to this on Twitter. One taxpayer wrote, ‘The deadline of December 31 is for the software developer or for the taxpayer. The taxpayer has got very little time. So the deadline of December 31 should be for the developer and not for the taxpayer.

For the past few days, #Extend_Due_Date_Immediately is trending on Twitter. One user wrote, ‘Thanks to Infosys and Income Tax India for this wonderful portal. Every day new problems and problems are coming in it. Similarly, a user took out his anger on Twitter and said, ’31st December toh chal ja’.

demand for extension of deadline
Meanwhile, tax professionals have also demanded extension of the deadline of December 31 for filing ITR. The Chamber of Tax Consultants has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) seeking extension of the deadline for filing ITR to March 31, 2022.

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