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Snag hits income tax e-filing website, Twitteratti questions Modi’s Digital India

The site has been experiencing technical snag since Saturday, making it difficult for taxpayers to upload their annual tax statements.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2017 15:49 IST
Samiksha Pattanaik
Samiksha Pattanaik
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Tax payers took to Twitter on Monday, which was supposed to be the last day for filing income tax returns (ITR) for the financial year 2016-17, to report their inability to access the I-T department’s e-filing website and voice their frustrations.

The site has been experiencing technical snag since Saturday, making it difficult for taxpayers to upload their annual tax statements.

Many shared the screengrab of the website on Twitter and tagged Union finance minster Arun Jaitley requesting him to resolve the issue.

“e-filing website is down,Ppl are unable to file the return. @arunjaitley Sir,Pl resolve issue” wrote one Twitter user.

“honourable prime minister @narendramodi ji Income tax website down we are suffering lot ji @arunjaitley” posted another.

Some even questioned the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India plan.

“#incometax @PMOIndia Digital India a dream without efforts.. On last filing day website down since yesterday @IncomeTaxIndia @FinMinIndia, Twitter user @DevkiGauravPal wrote.

“Digitising India? A single Income Tax Website cannot run properly. Same problem for the last 3-4 yrs,” complained Twitter user @dhruvca

The Hindustan Times tried to access the website at 1:30 pm on Monday and encountered this error message.

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The last date for filing returns has now been extended till August 5. Sources say the extension could be due to the glitches in the e-filing website.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 14:42 IST