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12.3mn e-returns filed by taxpayers in current season

More than 8.7 million salaried class taxpayers filed their tax returns online this year

August 08, 2013 2:17 IST | India Infoline News Service
Filing of e-returns by taxpayers jumped 68% to over 12.3 million during the current filing season as compared to last year.

More than 8.7 million salaried class taxpayers filed their tax returns online this year, registering a rise of 85% in this category as compared to the last year, according to the data compiled after deadline for filing of income tax returns closed on August 5.

"Over 123.03 lakh returns have been e-filed till August 5, 2013 which is 68.3% higher than 73.11 lakh returns e-filed in the corresponding period during last year.

Up to August 5,87,13,493 returns were e-filed under ITR 1 and ITR 2 (salaried class of taxpayers) which is 85.8 per cent higher than the 46,90,279 returns e-filed under ITR 1 and ITR 2 in the corresponding period last fiscal," the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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