New income tax e-filing website launched
The Income Tax Department's new e-filing website went live on Monday, featuring a slew of new options for taxpayers.
While some users on social media complained that certain elements on the new portal were taking longer than normal to load, others appreciated the new features.
According to a top department executive, users and taxpayers will be able to use all of the services smoothly very soon.The new e-filing platform is gladly presented to our loyal taxpayers. The site has been designed with your convenience in mind, with features that make your e-filing experience easier, simpler, and smarter. In a message sent on Twitter, the department stated, "You Come First, Always."
The tax agency also thanked users for "bearing with us during our transition to the new e-filing portal." "The e-filing 2.0 went live at 8:45pm today and represents an important milestone in our constant attempt to make the compliance experience more taxpayer friendly," it stated.It will also feature a free ITR preparation programme with interactive questions to help taxpayers submit ITRs 1, 4 (online and offline) and ITR 2 (offline) to begin with, with the option to prepare ITRs 3, 5, 6, and 7 coming soon, according to the department. Taxpayers will be able to update their profiles in advance to submit information about their income, such as their salary, home property, and business/profession, which will be used to pre-fill their ITR via the new web portal.Following the upload of TDS (tax deducted at source) and SFT (statement of financial transaction) statements (due date June 30, 2021), detailed enablement of pre-filling with salary income, interest, dividends, and capital gains will be available.
A new taxpayer help call centre is also in the works, as is a portal with full FAQs, user manuals, videos, and a chatbot/live agent.
Filling up tax forms, adding tax professionals, and responding to letters in impersonal inspection or appeals would all be possible, according to the CBDT.