E-filing: Online verified ITRs cross 1 crore mark
“The figures for e-verified ITRs stand at 1,02,08,715 as of now. The 1 crore mark was achieved recently and the department wants this to grow by leaps and bounds so that e-filing becomes more popular,” a senior official said.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had first launched the initiative of linking the two databases — Permanent Account Number and Aadhaar— late last year to start a hassle-free and quick electronic tax filing regime with the help of a One Time Password (OTP) via SMS or email.
The e-filing system allows online verification of a person’s ITR by using either the Aadhaar number, internet banking or bank account along with email and mobile number, thereby ending the practice of sending paper acknowledgment to the Centralised Processing Centre (CPC) of the department located in Bengaluru.