Points with new earnings tax portal to be resolved quickly, says FM

With glitches nonetheless haunting the brand new earnings tax portal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday mentioned she wished the Infosys-developed web site didn’t have such a launch however hoped points will likely be sorted out quickly.

Sitharaman mentioned Infosys had executed trial runs earlier than the June 7 launch however customers confronted technical points in accessing the portal.

“I want it hadn’t occurred this manner. However we’re correcting the course and sooner the portal will likely be as is deliberate, simple to make use of,” she mentioned.

The brand new earnings tax e-filing portal ‘www.incometax.gov.in’ had a bumpy begin from the day of its launch on June 7 because it continued to face tech glitches.

Speaking to reporters, Sitharaman mentioned her ministry together with Infosys had executed trial runs earlier than launching the portal, however nonetheless customers skilled “numerous difficulties” after its launch.

“Infosys is kind of intently working with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the ministry and quickly, no less than from what I hear from chartered accountants and earnings tax professionals, there may be undoubtedly quite a lot of enchancment,” she added.

Infosys was in 2019 awarded a contract to develop the next-generation earnings tax submitting system to cut back processing time for returns from 63 days to sooner or later and expedite refunds.

The federal government has to this point paid Rs 164.5 crore to Infosys between January 2019 to June 2021 for creating the portal.

Sitharaman had on June 22 known as a gathering with key officers of Infosys to evaluation the problems on the portal. Within the assembly, the ICAI members highlighted the problems confronted by taxpayers and tax professionals on the portal.

(Solely the headline and movie of this report might have been reworked by the Enterprise Customary workers; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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