Working very closely with I-T dept on tax portal: Infosys CEO Salil Parekh

Infosys CEO Salil Parekh on Wednesday stated the corporate is working carefully with the Revenue Tax (IT) division on the following set of areas associated to the I-T portal as new modules will likely be added to it.

Infosys has developed the brand new revenue tax e-filing portal ‘www.incometax.gov.in, however quickly after it went reside taxpayers flagged many glitches that led to criticism of the IT firm.

Following glitches within the portal, the IT division needed to permit guide submitting of remittance varieties and prolonged the due dates for digital submitting of varieties associated to intimation by pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

The federal government on Tuesday prolonged until March 15 the deadline for corporates to file Revenue Tax returns for the fiscal ended March 2021. That is the third extension given to corporates for submitting the revenue tax return for 2020-21 fiscal. The unique deadline for submitting ITR for corporates was October 31, and people with switch pricing transactions was November 30.

Over 5.62 crore returns have been filed until December 31 final yr.

“On the I-T challenge, we’re extraordinarily proud that as of December 31, as was reported, 5.8 crore returns had been filed via that timeframe. On the day itself, over 46 lakh returns had been filed and the deadline was maintained…” Parekh informed reporters after the corporate introduced its earnings.

He additionally stated that customers had been in a position to make use of the portal to file their tax returns and that the corporate was grateful that it might contribute to the Digital India imaginative and prescient.

“Going ahead, we’re working very carefully with the (I-T) Division on the following set of areas that may develop into a part of this technique as new modules are put collectively,” he stated.

Within the wake of glitches being reported on the portal, the finance ministry on August 23 had “summoned” Parekh to elucidate why points continued to plague the portal.

A number of technical points have since been resolved and the efficiency of the portal has considerably stabilised.

On December 16, senior officers of the ministry had a gathering with the Infosys staff on the preparedness of the e-filing web site through the peak submitting interval.

In that assembly, Infosys had knowledgeable the officers in regards to the steps taken, together with augmentation of the technical infrastructure and establishing a devoted battle room to observe the efficiency of the portal.

(With inputs from PTI)

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