Income tax department on Wednesday said that more than 4.50 crore income tax returns (ITRs) have been processed so far out of the total 6.26 crore ITRs filed for the financial year 2020-21.
In addition to this, more than 5.41 crore ITRs filed have been verified and 1.58 crore refunds amounting to Rs 31,857 crore for assessment year (AY) 2021-22 have been issued.
In a tweet, the income tax department also said refunds of over Rs 1.71 lakh crore have been issued to over 1.97 crore taxpayers so far this fiscal.
This includes personal income tax refunds of Rs 63,234 crore and corporate tax refunds of Rs 1.08 lakh crore.
In a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said over 29.8 lakh major tax audit reports (TARs) have been filed on the e-filing portal of the income tax department as on February 15, 2022. Over 4.14 lakh major TARs forms have been filed on Tuesday itself.
On the last date i.e. the extended due date of February 15, 2022, 14 per cent of these statutory forms and in the last five days from February 11 to 15, 30 per cent of these statutory forms were filed.