RTI Response of Income Tax Department for Delay in Utility Release is Because of Covid
Sub: Request for information under the RTI Act, 2005 – reg
Ref Your RTI application dated 21 10.2020 received on transfer from 0/o. DIT(Systems). New Delhi in this office on 02 11 2020
In the RTI application sent to this office, you have requested for furnishing of the following information
What is the expected date for the availability of JAVA utility for ITR-6 for filing income tax returns of Company for A. Y. 2020-21? Why the same is not yet made available on the income tax filing website? Why no such communication is made in advance for making available of ITR-6 on e-filing portal so that stakeholders can plan their affairs accordingly?
The RTI Application is disposed as under :
It is hereby informed to the applicant that the ITR-6 JAVA Utility has been made available for public use from 23 October, 2020. The delay in publishing the Utility is on account of disruption of office work due to the prevailing COV1D-19 pandemic situation T.he reason why such deployment cannot be published well in advance is due to the fact that any Utility requires development, testing and testicig of upload level validation rules, etc. As such, the time for these activities cannot be strictly determined.