Centralized Processing Center (CPC), Bangalore has begun processing of returns for AY 2010-11. Till 10/12/2010 it has processed over 15 lakh e-filed returns of AY 2010-11 in ITRs 1, 2, 3, 4 and issued refunds in over 1.6 lakh cases. These returns were filed during this year from April to October 2010. Marking the advent of Income Tax department in digital era, all intimation orders are being sent by e-mail to taxpayers as a digitally signed password protected PDF document. SMS alerts (where mobile number is provided) to taxpayers on completion of processing and determination of refunds has been introduced for ITRs of AY 2010-11.