Around six crore income tax returns (ITRs) have been filed on the new e-filing portal in eight months since its launch on June 7, 2021, the central board of direct taxes (CBDT) said in a statement on Monday.
Out of 6.17 crore ITRs filed for the assessment year 2021-22 (for financial year 2020-21), 48 per cent of these are ITR-1 (2.97 crore), nine per cent is ITR-2 (56 lakh), 13 per cent is ITR-3 (81.6 lakh), 27 per cent are ITR-4 (1.65 crore), ITR-5 (10.9 lakh), ITR-6 (4.84 lakh) and ITR-7 (1.32 lakh).
"Around 6.17 crore income tax returns (ITRs) and about 19 lakh major tax audit reports (TARs) have been filed on the new e-filing portal of the income tax department as on February 6, 2022," CBDT said.
More than 1.61 lakh other tax audit reports have been filed till February 6, 2022.
"All taxpayers and tax professionals who are yet to file their tax audit reports or income tax returns for assessment year 2021-22 are requested to file their TARs/ returns immediately to avoid the last-minute rush," it said.
The government had in January extended till March 15 the deadline for corporates to file income tax returns for the fiscal ended March 2021, while the same for filing tax audit report and transfer pricing audit report for 2020-21 fiscal is February 15.
ITR Form 1 (Sahaj) and ITR Form 4 (Sugam) are simpler forms that cater to a large number of small and medium taxpayers.