With glitches continuing on the Income Tax Department’s new e-filing portal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given project vendor Infosys a September 15 deadline to resolve issues being faced by taxpayers. Two meetings were held with Infosys MD & CEO Salil Parekh and other Infosys representatives in North Block Monday after the portal was unavailable for two consecutive days. A statement issued by the Income Tax Department said Parekh explained that he and his team are “doing everything to ensure the smooth functioning of the portal”. Sitharaman sought an explanation from Infosys on the “repeated issues” faced by taxpayers and conveyed “deep disappointment and concerns of the government and the taxpayers” about the continuing glitches in the e-filing portal even after two-and-half months since its launch, which was also delayed, the statement said.
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