16th September 2021
Rejection of ITRs specifically claiming option u/s 115BAC by filing of Form 10-IE Possibility of major bug in new IT Portal specific to cases u/s 115BAC – Regarding
I have the honour to inform you that I am a practicing Chartered Accountant at Bangalore.
We started filing ITRs for our clients after stabilization of the IT portal recently in major respects, though some small issues keep on cropping up which are addressed to the best of our ability.
However, we recently noticed one major issue in the portal and thought it worthwhile to bring the same to your kind notice, since it pointed to the possibility of a major bug in the new IT portal.
While we have been able to comfortably file the ITRs for the clients opting for the old system of taxation (without opting for option u/s 115BAC), we are facing issue only in the new system cases.
To be more specific, we tried to file ITRs for 4 Doctors having professional income who qualify for the benefit of option u/s 115BAC and in all 4 cases, the Form 10-IE was duly submitted and verified.
However, after the ITRs were fully validated on the IT portal (with incorporation of 10-IE filing details and all other income and tax details), an error message was notified at the point of submission.
The 4 screenshots attached (pdf) are evidence of similar error message at the bottom of the screen. We duly lodged grievances with DIT(Systems) as well as Efiling Tab as per screenshots attached.
We wanted to highlight that these error messages in a span of 2 days have only flashed in 4 cases where we filed form 10-IE and not in any other case where our clients opted for the old system.
In our understanding, this is a definite pointer to a major bug in the IT portal which we have not been able to address inspite of our repeated efforts over the last 2-3 days to file these 4 ITRs.
We considered it prudent to bring this to your kind notice so that needful action for expeditious corrections in the portal may be initiated to avoid undue delay in filing of ITR under new system.
We shall be thankful for your suitable intervention with the due promptitude that it deserves.
Thanks and regards
Atul K Kedia
B.Com(Hons), FCA, ACS, LL.B.
A. Kedia & Associates, Chartered Accountants
330/36, 2nd Floor, 38th Cross, East End Main Road,
Jayanagar 9th Block, Bangalore 560 069, Karnataka.
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