Sunday, July 31, was the last day to file your ITR or income tax returns. As the date neared, the pleas and demands to extend the same were on the increase. Taxpayers had been trending hashtags, including #Extend_Due_Date_Immediately and it has garnered over 5,000 posts until now. However, the government has not issued any notification to indicate an extension for ITR filing, so we are hoping that you are on this side of the fence.
Notably, this is the first time in three years that the ITR filing deadline has not been extended. While some were a little upset about it, many took to Twitter and shared memes on the same.
Several issues such as internet hassles, palpitations over not being able to log in, and searching the whole house for your PAN card, were discussed through memes.
Tax Professionals returning home after completing First phase of tax season:#IncomeTaxReturns #ITRFiling pic.twitter.com/YYj8mQgeaq— CA Akhil Pachori (@akhilpachori) July 31, 2022
To all CA and tax consultants #ITRFiling #IncomeTaxReturns pic.twitter.com/AYxZEK0e0m— KT (@_KaumudiTiwarii) July 31, 2022
Still waiting for the OTP. It's almost 1 hour. #ITRFiling pic.twitter.com/I5WNxoCE7M— Subhash Singh (@sisodiyaji0761) July 31, 2022
#ITRFilingSituation of Salaried Person in India..! pic.twitter.com/FeTXE6mEm1
— प्रभव रोलीवाल (राष्ट्रवादी) (@PrabhavRoliwal) July 31, 2022
All Tax Professionals & CA's with their team after First Phase of ITR Filing is over..#ITRFiling ….#IncomeTaxReturns ..#ITRs pic.twitter.com/1DcQ4DWgtR— Vru$hang $ (@v2shah) July 31, 2022
Me waiting for OTP#ITRFiling pic.twitter.com/W3v4BTjKSU— Ayushihihihihi (@AyushiShah77) July 31, 2022
Every year during Last Dates…..#ITRFiling #IncomeTaxReturns pic.twitter.com/VVOKKKZQaa— CA Akhil Pachori (@akhilpachori) July 31, 2022
Deadline of #ITRFiling exist Le internet server- pic.twitter.com/pLguYqAyfv— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) July 31, 2022
Literally…#ITRFiling pic.twitter.com/ijShB8pWFQ— Rishika (@rishika_surana) July 28, 2022
Meanwhile, as per the Income Tax website, a total of 4,09,49,663 had been filed till July 28. Out of these, 2,41,15,777 verified ITRs have been processed. However, as per the income tax portal data, only 40 per cent of taxpayers have filed their ITRs as the portal shows that it has a total of 10,45,31,679 individuals registered.
Taxpayers raised issues regarding the glitches faced during filing their income tax returns as they alleged that the portal was not working. They also trended hashtags all over twitter and tagged the accounts of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Income Tax Department among others to demand the extension.
Experts were of the opinion that the due date to file ITR may not get extended after July 31 since many taxpayers are being able to file their returns.
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