Deadline Gone, but I-T Portal Bugs Stay

The new Income Tax e-filing portal developed by Infosys continued to face glitches despite the September 15 deadline set by the government to iron out issues on the platform.

The portal, which went live on June 7, has been plagued with technical problems, drawing the ire if the finance ministry as well as taxpayers who have voiced their concerns on social media networks. “For individuals, it is difficult to file. Some of the features such as pre-filled form for interest payments on FD and other are still not updated,” said Chandan Kumar Hedge, president of the Karnataka State Chartered Accountants’ Association. “We have made presentation (to the government and Infosys). Maybe 50-60 of it is implemented.”

Infosys did not respond to ET’s queries. Several users posted images on social media of the issues they faced while accessing the portal to file their I-T returns. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had held a meeting with Infosys CEO Salil Parekh and set September 15 as the deadline to resolve all pending issues.

The government has also extended the last day for filing I-t returns to December 31. S-ET

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