Governor Narasimhan calls for easy method of e-filing IT returns by senior citizens

Vastavam web: Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan called for ease of filing returns for senior citizens on tuesday.Speaking at the 158th Income Tax Day Celebrations here, the Governor said the e-filing of Returns is easy for the youngsters of the new generation, but the senior citizens, who are at a loss navigating the online sites, need some assistance. Some sort of substitution should be provided to senior citizens for people who are not computer literate. Trained officers should be there to help them, he opined.

The Governor said there are wrong perceptions amongst people on Income Tax. Many people want to pay taxes voluntarily not coerced. He said the IT department works under difficult circumstances but was doing a wonderful job. IT department is the growth engine for the country. It is the flag bearer for the economic growth of the country, the Governor said.

People feel that when they are paying so much tax, where does the tax go? For every one rupee paid in taxes people expect 60 paisa to be spent. I think the need of the hour is perception management. There are wrong perceptions amongst people. Many people want to pay taxes voluntarily not coerced. But three are a lot of misperceptions. The IT department works under difficult circumstances but is doing a wonderful job. IT department is the growth engine for the country. It is the flag bearer for the economic growth of the country, said Governor Narasimhan.

Speaking about a number of new returns filed, last year registered 8.13lakh new returns. However, in this fiscal, we are expecting to receive about 10.13 lakh new returns, he said. In this current financial year, till date, we have collected 14.8 percent tax as against the national average of 6.8 percent, S.P. Choudhury informed.