Taxpayer friendly E-filing Portal to be launched tomorrow

The Income Tax Department is launching its new E-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on 7th June 2021. The new E-filing portal is aimed at providing Taxpayers a Convenient portal that offers a Seamless experience.

The new Taxpayer-friendly portal is Integrated with the immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue Quick refunds to taxpayers. All Interactions and Uploads or Pending actions will be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up action by the taxpayer.

Taxpayers will be able to proactively update their profile to provide certain details of income including Salary, House Property, Business/Profession which will be used in pre-filling their ITR. Detailed Enablement of Pre-filling with Salary income, Interest, Dividend, and Capital gains will be available after TDS and SFT statements are uploaded.

Free of cost ITR Preparation Software will be made available shortly with Interactive questions to help Taxpayers for ITRs 1, 4 (Online and Offline) and ITR 2 (offline). Facility for preparation of ITRs 3, 5, 6, 7 will also be available.

A new Call Center will be established for prompt response to taxpayer queries. Detailed FAQs, User Manuals, Videos, and Chatbot/Live agent will be provided. Functionalities for filing Income Tax Forms, Submit responses to Notices in Faceless Scrutiny or Appeals will be available.

The New Tax Payment system will be launched on June 18th, 2021 after the advance tax installment date to avoid any taxpayer inconvenience. The mobile app will also be released after the launch of the Portal, to enable taxpayers to get familiar with the various features.

“Familiarization with the new system may take some time, the Department requests the patience of all Taxpayers/Stakeholders after the launch of the new Portal. This is another initiative by CBDT towards providing ease of compliance to its taxpayers and other stakeholders,” stated the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in a press statement here.

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