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72,42,156 is the highest number of ITR filing in a day on 31st July 2022

The Government has taken a number of measures in recent years to maintain continuity and stability of taxation, further simplify and rationalise various provisions to reduce the compliance burden, promote the entrepreneurial spirit and provide tax relief to citizens. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Finance Shri Pankaj Chaudhary in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The Minister stated that the details of the some such measures are as per ANNEXURE.

Giving out more details, the Minister stated that the maximum, minimum and average amount of income tax returns filed and processed by the Income Tax e-filing portal within a span of 24 hours for A.Y. 2022-23 is as under:

  • Lowest number of ITR filing in a day: 01(on 10th April 2022 – i.e. on the day ITR 1 & 4 deployed)
  • Highest number of ITR filing in a day: 72,42,156 (on 31st July 2022, i.e., the due date for filing the returns u/s 139(1))
  • Average number of ITR filing in a day: 2,82,559 (Total returns filed from 10th April to 2022 to 31st December 2022: 7,51,60,817. No of days: 266. 7,51,60,817/266 = 2,82,559)

Moreover, the Minister stated, for A.Y. 2022-23, 3,02,40,121 ITRs (i.e. 42.92% of total returns) were processed within a span of 24 hours of furnishing of ITR.

Giving out more information, the Minister stated that it is a continuous and ongoing endeavour to improve the tax payer portal (e-filing portal). Some of the steps taken in this regard include roll out of online tax payment system (TIN 2.0) on which till now 19 banks have onboarded. Further this portal made available new payment modes to taxpayers for payment of taxes. This has led to faster credit of taxes paid. Further, educational videos and FAQs are continuously being uploaded on the portal to create awareness among taxpayers on relevant topics for easier tax compliance. Recently, facility for co-browsing has been enabled on the portal for providing help to the taxpayers by the helpdesk team in respect of issues related to portal.


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