Extend Due Date of Filing of ITR for Non Audit Assesses till 31st Aug 2022
The Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association has requested that the Hon’ble Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes extends the Due Date of filing Income Tax Return for Non-Audit Assesses. The Association has mentioned the issues in the representation faced by the taxpayers in the new income tax portal while uploading the Income Tax Returns.
The Maharashtra Tax Practitioner’s Association has requested to extend the Due Date of Filing ITR till 31st Aug 2022.
The Text of the Representation is Given Below:
Central Board of Direct Taxes,
North Block Secretariat,
New Delhi -110 001
Sub· 1) Extension of due date for filing of returns for non-audit assesses
2) Income tax portal issues in filing ITRs.
1) It gives us immense pleasure to congratulate you for your recent elevation as the Chairman of The Central Board of Direct Taxes especially when you were the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax -3, Pune.
2) Our Association represents Tax Consultants, Advocates, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries & Cost Accountants practicing in direct & indirect taxes from the whole Maharashtra state. Presently, we have around 1700 plus active members from the state. Our Association always represents the concerns and problems faced by these members before the respective tax authorities. This initiative of our Association has proved beneficial for the tax administering authorities, our members, and ultimately the taxpayers at large. Our Association’ was known as Maharashtra Tax Practitioners’ Association; in a recent Special General Meeting of our members held on 6th June 2021, we have decided to expand our wings & made our area of operation as a whole of Maharashtra.
3) The following are the issues faced by taxpayers in the new income tax portal while uploading the Income-tax returns:
i) Digital Signature Can’t be registered: Valid digital signature of taxpayers could not be registered from 10th July till today. The portal shows that “something went wrong” & does not proceed further. Screenshots of the issues are attached herewith for your ready reference. The process of registration of digital signature was done repeatedly no of times.
ii) Issues in filing of Income Tax returns: While trying to file Income – tax returns absurd errors appear & returns could not be uploaded. This is seen from 7th July till date. Copies of screenshots are attached herewith. Even, the Software Companies have sent the message in response to queries that they have communicated to the department & they are working on it.
iii) Irregular traffic on the website: On the first anniversary of the launching of the website on 2nd July 2022 the Income tax department agreed that there is some irregular traffic on the website & they are searching for issues to overcome. A screenshot of the departmental tweet is attached herewith for your verification.
iv) Issues in downloading 26-AS, AIS & TIS: There are a number of issues that arise in downloading 26-AS, AIS & ITS of taxpayers, which results in non-filing, late filing of ITR’s
v) Reconciliation of Information available with the department: The department is having information about the taxpayer made available by way of 26-AS, AIS & TIS. In many cases, the information is incorrect, in many cases, the data taken more than once & / or the data is not matching with the factual records of the assessee.
vi) Website login takes lot of time: After login to the website filing of return takes much time. Many times it comes out of the assessee login & have to carry out the whole exercise repeatedly. Screenshot enclosed.
vii) Common offline utilities are released on 01.07.2022: The common offline utilities for filing ITR were required to be released on 151 April 2022 but actually released on 1st July 2022.
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