Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 16
Income tax (I-T) returns for 2021-22 cannot be filed through any software or directly by uploading JASON file because its functionality has not been enabled at the Income Tax Department portal.
Due to this, people at large, who are applying for/renewal of bank loans, tenders of various organisations and visas for going abroad are facing lot of problems.
Tax professionals today gathered here and discussed such problems faced by them due to the I-T portal issue.
Jasminder Singh and Rajiv Sharma, president and vice-president of the District Taxation Bar Association, respectively, said, “The validation errors in the I-T return filing utility are not being resolved.”
“Returns for 2021-22, which are uploaded through utility available at the e-filing site, are not e-verified by Aadhaar number or any other OTP. The department has still not issued Schema (Electronic forms) of the I-T return, including ITR-2, ITR-3, ITR-5, ITR-6 ITR-7, even after the beginning of new financial year,” they added.
The electronic forms 3CA-3CD and 3CB-3CD for audit u/s 44AB of the Income Tax Act, 1961, are are not available at the portal,” they said. “Many I-T returns for assessment year 2020-21 are not being processed. Due to this I-T refunds are pending with the department even after six months of filing returns. So, assesses are facing liquidity issues,” said I-T professional.
“The speed of uploading replies/submissions at e-proceeding portal is slow. Sometimes replies uploaded do not reflect at the I-T portal,” they added. “Assesses are not able to download receipts of any forms already uploaded at the I-T site. Besides, taxpayers not able to access their old records. Also, there are other anomalies in past tax records,” they said.
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