According to the tax department data, over 49 lakh people filed their tax returns online on August 31, the last date for ITR filing.
From August 27 to 31, nearly 1.5 crore people filed online income tax returns, an increase of 42 per cent as compared to the same period of AY 2018-19.
It said that the I-T department is actively interacting with taxpayers on social media to help them resolve their grievances and e-filing related queries and getting accolades in return.
The last date for submission of e-filing of ITRs for AY 2019-20 was August 31. The CBDT added that the peak filing rate per second was at 196 ITRs.
It also said that the information security team of I-T department thwarted over 2,205 malicious attacks on the website aimed at disrupting services in the peak period.