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Ministry of Finance to meet Infosys on 22nd June

Officials from the Finance Ministry, Government of India, have lined up a meeting with Tech giant Infosys on 22nd June, 2021.

The agenda of the meeting will be to discuss and resolve the issues faced by the user of the new Income Tax e-Filing portal launched by the Income Tax Department on 7th June, 2021 with some new features for the taxpayers.

Read: Benefits of new Income Tax E-Filing Portal

The meeting with Infosys is scheduled to happen between 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM on the 22nd June, 2021. The meeting is considered to be very interactive.

Infosys has developed the new E-filing portal, the portal looks good, but there are technical glitches/issues which need to be addressed. Apart from the convenience to the users, the new portal will help reduce the processing time of Tax returns from 63 days to 1 day.

Senior officials from the Finance Ministry, Government of India, will be part of the meeting. Team Infosys will address the queries presented to them.

Earlier, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) has allowed submission of the forms 15CA & 15CB in manual format to the (AD) authorised dealers till 30th June, 2021. This move comes after the taxpayers had reported difficulties in online form filling on the new e-filing portal.

Also Read: CBDT allows submission of 15CA & 15CB in manual format till 30th June

On 8th June, 2021, The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, in a tweet, tagged Infosys chairperson Nandan Nilekani to fix the glitches in the new Income Tax portal. She mentioned that “Ease in compliance for the taxpayer should be our priority.”

In Response to the tweet from Nirmala Sitharaman, Nandan Nilekani said, “Infosys regrets these initial glitches and expects the system to stabilise during the week”.

The statement issued by the Ministry of Finance said, “ The new portal has been fraught with several technical glitches/issues leading to taxpayer inconvenience. Written representations on the problems/difficulties faced in the portal have also been invited from the stakeholders”.

Members of the ICAI (Institute of chartered Accountants of India), auditors, consultants and taxpayers will also be a part of the interaction.

The efforts will made to sort out the issues faced by the taxpayers at the earliest and to make the portal smooth and convenient for the users.

Tweet from the official tweeter handle of the Income Tax India:

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