The Income Tax Department has issued a notice informing all Statement of Financial Transaction (SFT) filers about the challenges faced during the filing process due to heavy traffic on the reporting portal. To ensure a smooth experience for all filers, the department has extended the filing period for SFT returns. Additionally, a dedicated helpdesk has been set up to address any specific issues or queries faced by the filers.
Heavy Traffic Impacting SFT Filing: Due to a significant increase in the number of SFT filers and associated data, the reporting portal experienced heavy traffic. As a result, some filers encountered difficulties while attempting to file their SFT returns within the stipulated time frame.
Extended Filing Period: In response to the technical challenges faced by filers, the Income Tax Department has decided to extend the filing period for SFT returns. This extension aims to provide filers with additional time to complete their submissions without any hindrance.
Smooth Filing Experience: The extension of the filing period will allow SFT filers to complete their returns in a more convenient and hassle-free manner. By offering an extended window, the Income Tax Department aims to ensure that all filers can fulfill their reporting obligations without facing undue difficulties.
Helpdesk Support: To further assist filers and address any specific issues or queries related to SFT filing, the department has established a dedicated helpdesk. Filers can reach out to the helpdesk by dialing the toll-free number 1800 103 4215. The helpdesk staff will provide guidance and support, helping filers navigate through any technical or procedural challenges encountered during the filing process.
In light of the heavy traffic on the reporting portal, the Income Tax Department has taken steps to alleviate the difficulties faced by SFT filers. The extension of the filing period will allow filers to complete their returns smoothly. Additionally, the helpdesk support has been made available to address any specific queries or issues faced by filers. The department remains committed to providing a seamless and efficient filing experience for all SFT filers.