Income Tax department to launch new e-filing portal 7th June

E-filing services will not be available from 1st June to 6th June.

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New Delhi : The Income Tax Department will launch its new e-filing portal on 7th June, 2021. Due to this switch over e-filing services will not be available from 1st June to 6th June.

In order to avoid any inconvenience to taxpayers, the Department will not fix any compliance dates during this period. Further, directions have been issued to fix hearing of cases or compliances only from 10th June,2021 onwards, to give taxpayers time to respond on the new system. If, any hearing or compliance which requires submissions online has been scheduled during this period, the same will be preponed or adjourned and the work items would be rescheduled after this period.

The department has advised taxpayers to complete all their urgent tasks involving any submission, upload or downloads before 1st June, 2021to avoid any difficulty during the blackout period.

Features of new portal :

  • New taxpayer friendly portal integrated with 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 taxpayer;
  • Free of cost ITR preparation software available online and offline with interactive questions to help taxpayers fill ITR even without any tax knowledge, with pre-filling, for minimizing data entry effort;
  • New call center for taxpayer assistance for immediate answers to taxpayer queries with FAQs, Tutorials, Videos and chatbot/live agent;
  • All key portal functions on desktop will be available on Mobile App which will be enabled subsequently for full anytime access on mobile network;
  • New online tax payment system on new portal will be enabled subsequently with multiple new payment options using net banking, UPI, CreditCard and RTGS/NEFT from any account of taxpayer in any bank, for easy payment of taxes.

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