The government had given the contract for the development of the new income tax portal to Infosys in 2019. After this the portal started working in June last year. Stakeholders had complained of various technical glitches in the portal since its launch.
Parekh told reporters, “We are extremely proud that 5.8 crore returns have been filed on the Income Tax portal till December 31 during the stipulated time frame. 46 lakh returns were filed on the portal on the last day.
“We are now working closely with the Income Tax Department to add new sections on the portal,” he said.