In a hustle to file return by the taxpayers, especially when it is the last day of the deadline, certainly something was expected. The income tax site saw a crash after too many people logged onto the site.
People were not able to access the official website of the income tax department: http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in throughout the final day of filing the returns.
“It is a hardware glitch. The site has not crashed. The technical team is working on it and it should be up and running shortly,” revealed a CBDT spokeswoman, as per a report.
A large number of taxpayers tried opening the site and filling their details, when the site crashed, this time the surge in the number of e-filing returns was unprecedented, according to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). People who do not have business or professional income are required to file I-T returns in either ITR-1 or ITR-2 every year, these people basically fall under the service class section of the society.
Today, early in the morning, the official Twitter handle of Income Tax India tweeted about filing income tax and informed the taxpayers of the last date.
Last day today!
Don’t forget to file your Income Tax Return by 31st July,2017 for F.Y.2016-17.
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) July 31, 2017
To which, people took digs and some even lashed out!
Good morning India !. Income tax efiling site has crashed. all the best.
— Nikhil Vadia (@NikhilVadia) July 31, 2017
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— MANISH AGARWAL (@manish931420211) July 31, 2017
— Amit Gill (@amitgill30) July 31, 2017
— उपेन्द्र कुमार साह (@uksah) July 31, 2017
Half of Guj was under water. No power. No internet. IT website down. Aadhar illegally to link with PAN. GST on roll. But no extension
— Rajni Shah CA (@rmshah1961) July 31, 2017
Facebook can handle million of users continuously, but income tax cant
— CA Bhargav Bhatt (@cabhargav) July 31, 2017
Website is upseting.
We cud have finieshed uploading returns three days before only but website is not at all supporting.@arunjaitley help.
— BHUVANESH KANKANI (@BHUVANESH058) July 31, 2017
— SAURABH SONI (@saurabhsoni005) July 31, 2017
— Priyanka Mudgil (@pareeyam) July 31, 2017
Plz b4 tweeting visit Ur website also..
— Ashish (@bhadani_ashish7) July 31, 2017