Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

Dated- 10th September, 2015

Press Release

Subject:- Income-tax Department thanks the taxpayers for making e-enabled initiatives a success

It has been the constant endeavor of the Income-tax Department to make compliance simpler for the taxpayer through the use of technology. E-filing of returns, refund banker scheme and the newly introduced e-verification of Income-tax returns for the Assessment year 2015-16 are some of the key initiatives undertaken by the Department for making filing of returns simple and easy for the common taxpayer.

The Income Tax Department would like to acknowledge and thank the taxpayer for the widespread support for its e-Governance initiatives.

The taxpayers have come forward in greater numbers for e-filing of returns in the current year. In the Financial Year (F.Y.) 2015-16, the Department has received 2.06 crore returns on the e-filing portal as on 07.09.2015 which is an increase of 26.12% over the corresponding period of the preceding the F.Y. 2014-15, when 1.63 crore returns were e-filed. The peak filing rate in the F.Y. 2015-16 touched 3,475 returns per minute as compared to 2,901 returns per minute in the F.Y. 2014-15.

To facilitate the taxpayers by providing end-to-end e-enabled services and reduce compliance burden, the Department offered the facility of electronic verification of Income Tax Return for the A.Y. 2015-16 through an electronic verification code (EVC). In the short period since its introduction, 32.95 lakh e-returns have been verified through EVC. Use of EVC has dramatically reduced the time taken for processing of e-filed returns for the A.Y. 2015-16. As on 07.09.2015 Central Processing Centre had processed 45.18 lakh returns relating to the A.Y. 2015-16 and issued refunds to 22.14 lakh tax payers who had claimed refunds for the A.Y.2015-16.

The Department remains committed to improving taxpayer services through enhanced use and further improvement in technologies.

(Shefali Shah)

Pr. CIT(OSD),
Official Spokesperson, CBDT

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0 responses to “I-T Dept thanks taxpayers for making e-enabled initiatives a success”

  1. D Balasubramanian says:

    Excellent work done by CBDT this year by providing EVC facility for verifying tax returns. I filled my e return from Australia and has got my IT refund within 15 working days. I also got the final intimation u/s 143(1). Thanks to CBDT for their innovative digital communication technique.

  2. SURESH GOENKA says:

    very appreciable and online return filing indeed are the key initiatives taken by CBTD by providing end-to-end solutions for e-filer of Income Tax Returns. I have a good suggestion to make. While No Refund and No tax payable are reflected on a particular window of the e-filing site, for the satisfaction of and record for the future, Final Intimation u/s 143 (1) could be mailed invariably to the tax payer even where there is neither Refund nor the Tax payable is due to the assessee. hence, as I understand, in such cases, tax-payer has to send a request asking for providing
    such Intimation.

  3. K R Raman says:

    Very laudable initiative and follow up actions by the Income Tax Dept.

    Real high speed processing of returns and refunds.

  4. mohinder pal bahl says:

    excellent…I receive my Refund in my a/c in just within 19 days after filing my return & submitting my ITR V quickly for the Asst.Year 2015-16…..Govt.will save interest of thousand rupees….which was paid earlier on delayed refund

  5. sidharth mishra says:

    I.T department has indeed done a remarkable job in handling I.T retuns this year.Iwould suggest to incorporate an direct e-filing facility via the ITR returns(in the java format).

  6. jcdabhi says:

    EXCELLANT
    It is good facility and looking forward to further improvement for ease of e-filing and refunds

  7. DILIP J Mehta says:

    My son ia an NRI. It takes roughly 3 years to get refunds even after approaching income-tax Ombudsman Mumbai & even though he does not have any income from business/profession.Shortfall for A.Y.2012-13 & interest for 2012-13& 2013-14 are still pending.Refund for 2014-15 has not been received as yet. The reason is that his refunds are above Rs 10L. Why not do away with TDS & change over to Advance Payment of tax for all assessees? When will the backlog of refunds of Rs2.25 lakh crores be cleared? The Finance Minister has been saying he wants to clean up the slate.When?

  8. TAXWELL says:

    SALUTE TO CBDT FOR SUCH A FASTEST PROCESS

  9. S Balasubramanian Iyer says:

    The Income Tax Department has come a long way since introduction of e filing of returns. The web site offers user friendly software in the form of xls utility first and subsequently xml utility.

    The tax paying public wholeheartedly appreciates the initiatives.

    However the period 2006-07 to 2010-11 is still a grey area where huge amounts of refunds are pending with the ITOs when manual returns were filed or, e filed returns were forwarded to the officers of wards concerned for processing. A number of cases involving remain in the racks of Income Tax Offices without action. CBDT should issue instructions to officers concerned for clearing these cass and issue refunds without waiting for reminders from the tax payers.

  10. HARI PAL GUPTA says:

    VERY GOOD

  11. HARI PAL GUPTA says:

    EXCELLANT

  12. PS Oberoi says:

    How about e-verification for e-filed returns for tax payers who do not have aadhaar number

  13. rakesh jain says:

    It is good facility. Now Income Tax department should try to clear the pending refunds (I have refund pending since FY 2009-10). Many will thank them.

  14. VENKAT says:

    normally banks and other institutions do not send 16A form forms TDS on deposits even though these are reflected in 26AS of income tax web page. Some provision must be made to download these 16A forms from the Income tax efiling page instead of pursing (mostly unsuccessful) the banks and other institutions

  15. K R SRINIVASAN says:

    Laudable indeed are the key initiatives taken by CBTD by providing end-to-end solutions for e-filers of IT Returns.

    I have a humble suggestion to make. While No Refund and No tax payable are reflected on a particular window of the e-filing site, for the satisfaction of and record for the future, Final Intimation u/s 143 (1) could be mailed invariably to the tax payer even where there is neither Refund nor Tax payable is due. Presently, as I understand, in such cases, tax-payer has to send a request asking for such Intimation.

    Thanks and looking forward to further improvement for ease of e-filing.

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