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What’s ‘New’ in the New Income Tax Portal?

New e-filing website (www.incometax.gov.in) launch:  Along with the launch of the new e-filing portal, the Income Tax Department is providing free of cost ITR preparation software for Forms ITR-1, ITR-2 this month.

The Income Tax Department launched its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in yesterday (7th June, 2021). It will provide convenience and a “modern, seamless experience” to taxpayers. “India gets new and most advanced Income tax portal for filing returns and paying taxes.

Along with new website/portal the government has also changed it’s domain from earlier https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ to http://www.incometax.gov.in/

What are the new features?

  1. New taxpayer friendly portal integrated with immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to taxpayers;
  2. All interactions and uploads or pending actions will be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up action by taxpayer;
  3. 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; Facility for preparation of ITRs 3, 5, 6, 7 will be made available shortly;
  4. 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 (due date is June 30th, 2021);
  5. New call center for taxpayer assistance for promt response to taxpayer queries. Detailed FAQs, User Manuals, Videos and chatbot/live agent also provided;
  6. Functionalities for filing Income Tax Forms, Add tax professionals, Submit responses to Notices in Faceless Scrutiny or Appeals would be available.

“The mobile app will also be released subsequently, to enable taxpayers to get familiar with the various features”

Go to this link to explore the new site https://www.incometax.gov.in/


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