The last day for filing personal income-tax returns for AY 2022-23 (FY21-22) has ended on midnight July 31, with no updates on a deadline extension.
More than 5.10 crore returns had been filed till July 30, the Income Tax Department said on Twitter. Till 11 p.m. on Sunday, 67,97,067 additional returns were filed, taking the total to over 5.77 crore so far.
The tax department also said an average of 4.5 lakh ITRs were filed in an hour. Final ITR numbers are yet to be released by the department.
For AY 2021-22, more than 6.63 crore income-tax returns were filed through the department’s e-filing portal.
Going by the trend, at least 50 lakh taxpayers are estimated to have missed the deadline to file their ITRs for AY 2022-23.