This embody Rs 87,749 crore private earnings tax refunds to 2.34 crore taxpayers and Rs 1.74 lakh crore price company tax refunds in 3.46 lakh instances.
The refunds issued in 2020-21 mark a rise of nearly 43.2 per cent, the I-T division stated in an announcement.
“Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued refunds of more than Rs 2.62 lakh crore to more than 2.38 crore taxpayers from 1st April, 2020 to 31st March, 2021,” the assertion stated.
The complete refunds issued in 2019-20 have been price Rs 1.83 lakh crore.
“It has been the endeavour of the government to come out with various measures to ease the economic fallout of the pandemic and in line with the same, CBDT has issued pending refunds expeditiously,” the assertion added.