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6 Benefits of new income tax e-filing portal you must know

The Income Tax (I-T) department will launch a new ‘taxpayer friendly’ income tax e-filing portal- www.incometax.gov.in, on 7 June. “In preparation for this launch and for migration activities, the existing portal of the department at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in would not be available for a brief period of six days from June 1 to 6,” the order said.

“The new e-filing portal (http://incometax.gov.in) is aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers. It is another step by CBDT to provide ease of compliance to its taxpayers & other stakeholders,” the Income Tax department tweeted from its official handle.

Here are the features of the new income tax e-filing portal:

  • The new taxpayer-friendly portal shall be 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.
  • Free of cost ITR preparation software available offline and online with interactive questions to help taxpayers file ITR even without any tax knowledge, with pre-filling, for minimum data entry effort.
  • New call center for taxpayer assistance for immediate answers to taxpayer queries with FAQs, Tutorials, Videos, etc.
  • All key portal functions on the desktop will be available on the mobile app which will be enabled subsequently for full access on the mobile network.
  • A new online tax payment system on the new portal will be enabled subsequently with multiple new payment options such as net banking, UPI, RTGS, NEFT, and other modes.

 

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