Tax e-filing sees a 136% Jump For Salaried Individuals, Overall 71% Rise

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The Returns filing date in India was extended to August 4th and here are some latest numbers on the interest in e-filing of the returns.

1. e-filing for individuals having income from Salary/ Pension (ITR-1) has gone up by 136% from the same period last year to 12,22,275 in Apr 1 -Aug 4 2010.

2. A minor category of ITR-8 for return of fringe benefits for persons who are not liable to file return of income but are liable to file return of fringe benefits has seen a 77% fall with only 26 e-filings.

3. Almost no change in interest from individuals and HUFs not having income from business or profession (ITR-2).

4. For individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietory business or profession the e-filing is up 76%.

5. ITR 3, 5 and 6 e-filing have gone up by 56%, 40% and 7% respectively.

6. An overall rise of around 71%. [source]

As opposed to 2007-08 returns where we saw a increase in e-filing of returns by around 500%, the growth is slowed down this year. Saturation point?

Here’s a traffic check of some of the related portals.

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Tax Filing Portals Traffic Check

What portal are you using for e-filing your returns?

Recommended read: Online Tax Filing in India – Insights and Observations on Consumer Behavior

[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]

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