New income tax e-filing portal goes live, Here’s all you need to know

“The new e-filing portal is aimed at providing a convenient, modern and seamless experience to taxpayers", said the Central Board of Direct Taxes


The Income Tax Department, today, on June 7 has launched its new e-filing website www.incometax.gov.in with new features. The portal aims to provide a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers.

“Dear taxpayer, The Income Tax Department is happy to inform the launch of its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on 7th June 2021,” said the tax department in a statement.

“We are as excited about the new portal as our users! We are at the final stages in the roll-out of the new portal and it will be available shortly. We appreciate your patience as we work towards making it operational soon,” tweeted the tax department.

“The new e-filing portal is aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers,” said the Central Board of Direct Taxes. After the launch of the portal, a mobile app will also be released, said CBDT.

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Features

All interactions, uploads and pending actions will be displayed on screen to provide convenience to the taxpayer for follow-up actions.

Besides, the Income Tax department will provide free-of-cost ITR preparation software for forms ITR-1, ITR-2 and 4. The Ministry of Finance stated, “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.”

Taxpayers can update their profile with details of income including salary, property, business and others which can be used in pre-filing their ITR. Also, detailed enablement of pre-filing with salary, interest, dividend and capital gains will be available after TDS and SFT statements are uploaded.

A new call center is established to respond to queries of taxpayers along with detailed FAQs, user manuals, videos, and chatbox or live agents. Options for filing Income Tax Forms, add tax professionals, submit responses to notices in faceless scrutiny or appeals will be available.

A new online tax payment system is enabled with multiple new payment options including net banking, UPI, credit card and RTGS/NEFT from any account of the taxpayer in any bank, for easy payment of taxes.

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