Income Tax Portal: Now there will be no problem in filling tax- tax portal went live after maintenance

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Income Tax Portal: Now there will be no problem in filling tax- tax portal went live after maintenance- The government has taken strict steps on the problems being faced by the Income Tax Department in the portal. As the new IT portal of the Income Tax Department remained ‘unavailable’ for the last two days, Infosys said late Sunday evening that its emergency maintenance has been completed and is now available. Earlier, the Finance Ministry has summoned Salil Parekh, managing director and CEO of portal maker Infosys, on Monday.

Parekh has been asked to appear before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The new income tax filing portal www.incometax.gov.in developed by Infosys was launched on 7 June. There are problems with the portal since the beginning. Users are constantly complaining that either the portal is not available or is working very slowly. In a tweet made by the Income Tax Department, it was told that the portal is not available since Saturday.

Portal started working fine from Sunday evening

Infosys India Business Unit’s Twitter handle ‘Infosys India Business’ tweeted on Sunday evening that the emergency maintenance work of the Income Tax Department’s portal has been completed and now the portal is available again. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to the taxpayers.

Finance Minister asked questions

It is worth noting that in the midst of continuing problems in the portal, the Finance Ministry has summoned Salil Parekh, Managing Director and CEO of Infosys, the major information technology sector company that made the portal. Parekh has been asked to appear before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He will have to tell the Finance Minister why the problems persist on the portal even after two months and why they are not being resolved?