Benefits of new Income Tax E-Filing Portal

For making the e-Filing portal, user-friendly, The Income Tax department has come up with a new e-Filing portal (ITR e-filing 2.0) which will be effective from 7thJun, 2021. The new web address of the e-Filing portal will be https://www.incometax.gov.in.

The Income Tax India e-Filing portal is used to file The Income Tax Return in the Business and Individual categories as the case may be. The Tax e-Filing portal is also used for:

  • Linking Aadhar with the PAN card
  • Paying Advance tax
  • Calculating tax by using the Tax Calculator
  • User can check whether he has any outstanding tax demand raised by the Income Tax department
  • User can Authenticate the order/Notice issued by the Income Tax department
  • To be updated with the News & updates issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes

Also Read: View Form 26AS (Tax Credit)

The Press release issued by the Ministry of Finance said, “In preparation for this launch and for migration activities, the existing portal at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in would not be available to taxpayers as well as other external stakeholders for a brief period of 6 days i.e.from 1st June 2021 to 6th June 2021.

The new e-Filing portal is aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers.

Income Tax department has tweeted below:

Benefit and feature of new Income Tax e-Filing portal

Below are the benefits and key features of Income Tax e-Filing Portal:

Quick Refund Processing in new portal of Income Tax e-Filing

The New Income Tax e-Filing portal will be taxpayer-friendly integrated with immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) so that refunds can be issued quickly.

Single Dashboard in new portal of Income Tax e-Filing

In the new e-Filing portal all correspondences, replies, uploads, and any pending task will be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up or any other needful action by the taxpayer.

Free of cost ITR e-Filing

The New e-Filing portal will enable the users to file the ITR free of cost by providing ITR preparation software online and offline with relevant frequently asked questions to help taxpayers file ITR even without any tax knowledge, Pre-filling will be there as it is present in the existing e-Filing portal.

Exclusive Call Centre in Income Tax e-Filing Portal

A new call center will be there for taxpayer assistance for immediate answers to the queries of taxpayers with relevant FAQs. Online Tutorials, Informative Videos, and chatbot/live agent service will also be there.

Mobile Application in new Income Tax e-Filing Portal

All the key portal functions which are available on the desktop will be available on the Mobile App which will be enabled subsequently for full anytime access on the mobile network.

Online tax payment system

A new online system of Tax Payment will be enabled subsequently with multiple new payment options using net banking, UPI, Credit Card, and RTGS/NEFT, and other modes.

The Income Tax department has clarified that during this transition period there will not be any compliance dates. Any new hearing shall begin only from 10th June, onwards. Hearing of cases falling between these transition periods has also been Preponed/Postponed.

The transition information has also been communicated to the concerned agencies including Banks, MCA, GSTN, DPIIT, CBIC, GeM, DGFT who avail services of PAN verification, etc. so that they can take necessary action in the interest of the Customer/ other stakeholders.

The Income Tax department has requested the patience of all the taxpayers and other users during the transition period.

FAQs on the e-Filing Portal

Do I need to create a new login ID on the e-Filing portal (ITR e-filing 2.0)?

No. The Login ID created on the old portal created at https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in will remain valid for the new e-Filing portal as well.

What is the session timing in the new e-Filing portal (ITR e-filing 2.0)?

40 Minutes per session.


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