Overwhelming response to e-filing of ITR
The due date for filing of Income Tax Return for Individuals, HUFs and non-auditable cases for A.Y. 2013-14 was extended by the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT)from 31st July to 5th August, 2013 as there was an overwhelming response to e-filing from every corner of the country. 123.03 lakh returns have been e-filed till 5th August, 2013 which is 68.3% higher than 73.11 lakh returns e-filed in the corresponding period during last year. 6.92 lakh returns were e-filed on 5th August, 2013 itself.
The assessees having salary income can file return using ITR 1 or ITR 2. Up to 5th August, 87,13,493 returns were e-filed under ITR 1 and ITR 2 which is 85.8% higher than the 46,90,279 returns e-filed under ITR 1 and ITR 2 in the corresponding period last fiscal.
Source: ministry of finance