Income Tax New e-Filing Portal: Ever since the new Income Tax website was launched, taxpayers have faced technical glitches. Income tax e-filing portal is also not available from Saturday 21st August due to which summon has been sent to Infosys CEO Salil Parekh. Infosys CEO Salil Parekh will have to explain the flaws in the new Income Tax website to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. They have to explain why this portal is facing so many problems, which is causing a lot of problems to the taxpayers.
The Income Tax Department informed by tweeting on Sunday that a summon has been sent to Salil Parekh, MD and CEO of Infosys. Parekh will have to explain the reasons for the technical snag and explain why the new e-filing portal has not been resolved yet, even after about 2.5 months of the launch of the new e-filing portal.
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Problems started only after the launch of the new portal
The new website of Income Tax was launched on 7 June. The very next day, on June 8, Union Finance Minister Sitharaman informed Infosys about the technical difficulties being faced by the taxpayers. On June 22, Sitharaman and finance ministry officials had asked Parekh questions about the problems faced after the launch of the new portal. Finance Minister Parekh asked Infosys to give priority to all problems, improvement of services and redressal of people’s grievances without any delay. During the meeting, Parekh had assured to resolve all the problems within a few days.
Claims to rectify problems in 2-3 days a week ago
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said about a week ago that the flaws in the IT portal will be fixed within 2-3 days. However, these problems remain in the new portal of Income Tax Department www.incometax.gov.in. Due to this, the Income Tax Department had to relax several norms under which taxpayers were allowed to manually submit compliance Form 15CA/15B with authorized dealers. Let us tell you that the new e-filing portal was started to make filing easier and it was claimed that taxpayers will get refund soon.