CBDT also statd that a toal 5.65 crore ITRs were filed till Augast 31, the last dete of filing eturns.
Income Tax department on Monday said it created a sort of world record by achieving a record Income Tax Return filing in a single day.
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The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), in a statement released the ITR's e-filing data, said,
"The department created a history with an all-time high record of 49 lakh 29 thousand ITRs filed on a single day on 31 August . "
It said that 1.5 crore ITRs were filed in the last five days of August. The department said that the peak filing rate per second was at 196 ITR, the filing rate per minute was at 7447 ITR as against 3,87,571 per hour as on 31 August.

It is also said that more than 2,205 malicious attacks on the website were interrupted with the aim of disrupting services during the Department busy hours.

The CBDT has also stated that there has been a 4 percent increase in total ITR sawdust this year. A total of 5.65 crore ITRS were filed till 31 August, compared to the previous 5.42 crore ITR filed on the date of filing of the previous year. However, last year, the number of ITR filings jumped an eight-fold jump to 5.42 crores, a 71 percent increase over the previous year number.