Over 43 per cent of these ITRs have been filed using the online ITR form on the portal and the balance has been uploaded using the ITR created from the offline ITR preparation software utilities, including departmental software
More than 6.63 crore Income Tax Returns (ITRs) were filed for assessment year (AY) 2021-22 on the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as on 15 March 2022, which was the due date for filing of ITRs by companies and other taxpayers who were required to file Tax Audit Report.
According to the income tax department, As on 15 March 2022 more than 5.43 lakh ITRs were filed (compared to 4.77 lakh last year on the due date) and over 13.84 lakh ITRs were filed in the last 5 days (compared to 11.87 lakh last year on the due date).
Out of the 6.63 crore ITRs filed for AY 2021-22, 46 per cent are ITR-1 (3.03 crore), 9 per cent are ITR-2 (57.6 lakh), 15 per cent are ITR-3 (1.02 crore), 26 per cent are ITR-4 (1.75 crore), 2 per cent are ITR-5 (15.1 lakh), ITR-6 (9.3 lakh) and ITR-7 (2.18 lakh). This reflects an increase of over 16.7 lakh ITRs over the total filing of ITRs for AY 2020-21 till 15 March 2021.
Over 43 per cent of these ITRs have been filed using the online ITR form on the portal and the balance has been uploaded using the ITR created from the offline ITR preparation software utilities, including departmental software.
Further, out of the 6.63 crore ITRs filed for AY 2021-22, more than 6.01 crore ITRs have been verified (75 percent using Aadhaar OTP). Out of the verified ITRs, more than 5.17 crore ITRs have been processed and 1.83 crore refunds for AY 2021-22 have been issued till 15 March 2022, according to the official statement.
Meanwhile, more than 99.27 lakh statutory forms were filed in financial year (FY) 2021-22 till 15 March, 2022 on the new portal including 26.19 lakh Form 3CB-CD, 2.76 lakh Form 3CA-3CD, 20.9 lakh Form 15CA, 5.4 lakh Form 15CB, 2.27 lakh 10A, 5.86 lakh 10E, 77,634 Form 35 and 23.79 lakh TDS statements.