Inconvenience regretted, says I-T Dept after issues reported on the e-filing website.

IT returns filing AY 2022/23: For this year the I-T department has released new forms - Forms 1 through 6 - to establish details of income from overseas retirement benefit accounts

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The Income Tax Department tweeted Saturday evening that taxpayers attempting to file income tax returns online – through the e-filing portal – were experiencing technical difficulties. The I-T Department stated that Infosys, which created the website, had been notified and that irregular traffic’ had been observed.

“It has been noticed taxpayers are facing issues in accessing the ITD e-filing portal. As informed by Infosys, they have observed some irregular traffic on the portal for which proactive measures are being taken. Some users may be inconvenienced, which is regretted.”

The new e-filing portal, www.incometax.gov.in, went live in June 2021, but it had a bumpy start, with several glitches and difficulties reported.  The contract was awarded to Infosys in 2019 and was worth 164.5 crore.  Individual taxpayers (excluding those facing tax audits) have until July 31 to file income tax returns for Assessment Year 2022/23 (also known as Financial Year 2021/22).  The deadline for others (to whom the audit applies) is October 31. This year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued new forms – Forms 1 through 6 – to establish details of income from overseas retirement benefit accounts.

Your PAN and Aadhaar cards, payslips for the year, details of any investments you may have made (including profits or losses for capital gains calculation), Form 16 and Form 26AS to establish TDS or tax deducted at source, are all required documents. If you live in rented accommodation, you will also need bank statements to establish interest credited and house rent details (with landlord or landlady’s PAN). Any loan documents, such as home, car, or education loans, will also be required, as will your PPF, or Public Provident Fund, passbook, assuming you have invested in this over the year.

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