Odishatv Bureau

'Don't wait, file today'- the Income Tax Department on Monday urged the taxpayers to file their Income Tax returns for AY 2021-22 without any further delay.

As the deadline to file ITR is December 31, the IT department has been issuing reminders to taxpayers through several means like emails, SMS and media campaigns to file without waiting till the last minute.

The Centre had extended the deadline for ITR filing till December 31, after finding taxpayers facing several difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Dear Taxpayers! Just a gentle reminder that the due date for filing Income Tax Returns for AY 2021-22 is 31st December 2021. Don't wait, File TODAY!," the Income Tax India tweeted.



Recently, the Finance Ministry informed that more than 3.7 crore income tax returns have been filed so far for the financial year 2020-21.

“A total of 3,71,74,810 #ITRs have been filed upto 17.12.2021, with 6,91,338 #ITRs having been filed on the day itself,” the finance ministry said in a tweet.

Of this, ITR1 (2.12 crore), ITR2 (31.04 lakh), ITR3 (35.45 lakh), ITR4 (87.66 lakh), ITR5 (3.38 lakh), ITR6 (1.45 lakh) and ITR7 (0.25 lakh) as on December 17, 2021, it said.