Last year, approximately 50% of tax returns were filed electronically
The income-tax returns (ITR) e-filing project is an eminent e-governance and e-delivery measure taken by the income-tax department (ITD) for improving services. Notified in 2006-2007, it enables e-filing of returns, audit reports and other forms of income-tax by the taxpayers directly and through e-return intermediaries. E-return intermediaries develop sophisticated applications for services such as return preparation, 26AS matching, refund status tracking, rectification in filing, revised filing and response to scrutiny notices. Personalized services, including pre-filling of returns with taxpayer details and 26AS data, have now become common.