New Income Tax E-Filing Website: Taxpayers ALERT! 2.0 Portal has this FREE ITR Software for you!
New Income Tax E-Filing Website: The Income Tax (I-T) Department rolled out the new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on June 7. The new e-filing portal is aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers.
Along with other new features, the Ministry of Finance said that it will provide free ITR preparation software for Forms ITR-1, ITR-2.
“Free of cost ITR preparation software available with interactive questions to help taxpayers for ITRs 1, 4 (online and offline) and ITR 2 (offline) to begin with,” the Ministry of Finance said.
The Ministry further added that the facility for preparation of ITRs 3, 5, 6, 7 will be made available shortly.
The IT department will also issue detailed FAQs, user manuals, videos, and chatbot/live agent to help taxpayers get familiar with the revamped website.
The new taxpayer-friendly portal has been integrated with the immediate processing of Income Tax Returns to issue quick refunds to the taxpayers.
All interactions and uploads or pending actions will be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up action by taxpayers.
Simultaneously, a new call center will also be set up to provide prompt responses to taxpayer queries.
A mobile application will also be released subsequent to the initial launch of the portal, to enable taxpayers to get familiar with the various features.
In order to avoid taxpayer inconvenience, the tax payment system will be launched on June 18, 2021, after the advance tax installment date to avoid any taxpayer inconvenience.
The Department has requested all taxpayers/stakeholders to be patient for the initial period. This is another initiative by CBDT towards providing ease of compliance to its taxpayers and other stakeholders.