With the deadline for filing the Income Tax Return (ITR) approaching, the Income Tax Department in order to ease the filing process has launched a new initiative to make the experience better for taxpayers. It launched the ‘Jhatpat processing’ feature for a seamless ITR filing process.
The Income Tax (I-T) Department took to Twitter to announce that it has launched the ‘Jhatpat Processing’ feature. The I-T Department said that the feature has already been started for ITR-1 and 4 forms and taxpayers can file their I-T returns for AY 2020-21 by visiting the e-filing website — incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Introducing Jhatpat Processing!
File Karo Jhat Se, Processing Hogi Pat Se.
Processing started for ITR-1 & 4.
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) December 20, 2020
How To Use The Feature?
As the IT- Department aims to make the ease the ITR filing process and make the experience better for taxpayers, video tutorials have been uploaded on youtube for ITR-1 and ITR-2.
As per the tax department, taxpayers who have their bank accounts verified and pre-validated will be eligible to use the “Jhatpat Processing” feature.
It is also worth mentioning, that there should not be any arrears or income discrepancy and there should be no mismatch in TDS or challan.
ITR Filing Date Delayed Due To Covid-19
Generally, the taxpayers are supposed to file their ITR for any financial year by July 31 of every year.
Meanwhile, for the financial year 2019-20 (AY 2020-21), the last date to file ITR is December 31, 2020. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline for filing the ITR got extended multiple times.
According to the data from the IT Department, around 3.82 crore people have filed ITR for AY2020-21.
Mean-while, With 16,072 fresh Covid-19 cases, India’s caseload has now reached 10,224,797. The country’s death toll has mounted to 148,190. With 1,922,048 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Karnataka 916,909, Andhra Pradesh 881,273, Tamil Nadu 815,175, and Kerala 743,563. Delhi reported 564 new Covid-19 cases — the lowest in a day in five months — as the positivity rate in the past 24 hours came below one percent. Meanwhile, the deaths in the city due to Covid also saw a significant drop, at 21 fatalities in a day.