Income Tax Department to launch new e-filing portal today

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A new taxpayer-friendly e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department will be launched today, i.e. June 7. The new features in the portal include interactive software that helps in filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) preparation and a call center for taxpayer assistance, said the Finance Ministry on Saturday.

“The Income Tax Department is launching its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on June 7 aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers,” an official statement said. The new taxpayer-friendly portal has been integrated with immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to the taxpayers.

Will be launch on today www.incometax.gov.in:

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INCOMETAX

Here’s a look at some key features of the upcoming portal:

  • Integrated with immediate processing of ITRs to issue quick refunds of taxpayers.
  • To facilitate follow-up action by the taxpayer, all interactions and uploads, as well as pending actions will be displayed on a single dashboard.
  • For ITR preparation, free-of-cost software will be available. Facility for ITRs 1, 4 (online and offline) and ITR 2 (offline) available initially, while that for preparations of ITRs 3, 5, 6 and 7 to be made available shortly.
  • Taxpayers will be able to proactively update their details to provide details like salary, house property, business/profession which will be used in pre-filing of their ITRs.
  • For prompt assistance to taxpayers, a new call centre will be set up. Additionally, detailed frequently asked questions (FAQs), user manuals, videos, chatbots/live agents will be provided.
  • Functionalities for filing income tax forms, add tax professionals, submitting responses to notices in faceless scrutiny or appeals would be available.
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INCOMETAX

Once launched, the portal will go live at www.incometax.gov.in:

Additionally, the press release clarified that the new tax payment system will be launched on June 18, after the advance tax instalment date to avoid any inconvenience to the taxpayer. A mobile app will also be released subsequent to the initial launch of the portal so that taxpayers can get familiar with various features of the portal. Familiarization with the new system, it said, “may take some time,” requesting patience from taxpayers/stakeholders for the initial period after the launch of the portal.

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