E-filing of I-T returns rises by 9.8%

Surabhi New Delhi | Updated on January 17, 2018

In a thumbs-up to the Income-Tax Department’s taxpayer friendly initiatives, electronic filing of returns jumped up by nearly 10 per cent this fiscal.

Nearly 2.27 crore income tax returns were e-filed in 2016-17 as compared to 70.97 crore for the same period last fiscal.

“The growth is over 9.8 per cent even if comparison is made with E-returns filed of 2.06 crore as on 7th September 2015, which was the extended due date in 2015-16,” said the Central Board of Direct Taxes on Monday.

Over 75.3 lakh have also used the facility of e-verification of income tax returns this fiscal, as against 32.95 lakh taxpayers last year till September 7, 2015, it said.

Published on August 08, 2016

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