E-file returns compulsory if income exceeds Rs 10 Lakhs

People with income of Rs 10 Lakhs per annum will have to file their tax returns electronically beginning 2011-12 Financial year. The CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) has issued a notification making e-filing compulsory for assessment year 2012-13 onwards for an individual or a Hindu undivided family if his or its total income exceeds Rs 10 Lakhs. Yet, digital signature will not be mandatory for these tax payers.

E-filing for such assesses was optional till 2010-11.

The Income Tax Department had received record 1.64 crore E-returns in 2011-12 financial year.

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