With glitches nonetheless haunting the brand new earnings tax portal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday stated she wished the Infosys-developed web site didn’t have such a launch however hoped points will likely be sorted out quickly.
Sitharaman stated Infosys had achieved 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 stated.
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 stated her ministry together with Infosys had achieved trial runs earlier than launching the portal, however nonetheless customers skilled “numerous difficulties” after its launch.
“Infosys is kind of carefully working with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the ministry and quickly, at the least from what I hear from chartered accountants and earnings tax professionals, there’s undoubtedly plenty of enchancment,” she added.
Infosys was in 2019 awarded a contract to develop the next-generation earnings tax submitting system to scale back processing time for returns from 63 days to in the future and expedite refunds.
The federal government has thus far paid Rs 164.5 crore to Infosys between January 2019 to June 2021 for growing the portal.
Sitharaman had on June 22 referred to 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.
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