“The security certification of the Income Tax department’s Internet portal, which had lapsed on 8th May 2010, has been renewed. The e-filing facility for AY 2010-11 has now been restored,” stated by Finance Ministry in an official release today . The ministry said the facility of online filing of Income Tax (I-T) returns has been restored after procuring security certification for the Income Tax Department’s website.
The e-filing of Income Tax (I-T) returns have been suspended temporarily as the security certification for the I-T Department’s website could not be procured in time.The security certification, which is provided by specialised agencies, indicates that adequate safeguards have been taken to protect data from unauthorised access.
The temporary suspension of e-filing of returns, the release added, will not affect taxpayers, as the due date for submitting I-T return for assessment year 2010-11 is July 31, 2010.
The e-filing portal of the I-T Department remains fully secure and the lapse of the security certificate does not mean that its security features are slackened or compromised, it said.