NEW DELHI: Two days before the deadline for filing income tax (I-T) returns ends, the online filing system of the tax department developed a technical snag on Saturday affecting taxpayers’ efforts to upload their annual statements.
“For the last two hours, the system has stopped functioning. It is showing a glitch. We now have a huge backlog of returns to be filed,” said a chartered accountant based in the national capital.
“It is a hardware glitch. The site has not crashed. The technical team is working on it and it should be up and running shortly,” a CBDT spokeswoman said.
Rush to file I-T returns led to snag
Traditionally, taxpayers tend to rush to file returns on the last few days leading to a huge pile-up on the system.
The deadline for filing returns is July 31. This year, the government has made it mandatory to link the Aadhaar number with the permanent account number (PAN).