The Income Tax Department launched its new e-filing 2.0 website on 7th June, 2021. It will provide convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers. Dear taxpayer, The Income Tax Department is delighted to inform the launch of its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on 7th June 2021, the Tax Department conveys the messages sent to taxpayers.
The tax department tweeted “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,”
Along with the launch of the new e-filing portal, the Income Tax Department will also provide free of cost ITR preparation software for Forms ITR-1, ITR-2 and 4. In a statement earlier, the Ministry of Finance had 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 shortly available.”
New e-filing portal features and benefits
Immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to taxpayers and single dashboard to display all interactions, uploads or pending actions for follow-up action by taxpayer.
Taxpayers can proactively update their profile to provide details of income including salary, house property, business/profession which will be used in pre-filling their ITR. The detailed enablement of pre-filling with salary income, interest, dividend and capital gains will be available after TDS and SFT statements are uploaded (due date is June 30th, 2021)
New call center for taxpayer assistance for immediate response to taxpayer queries, detailed FAQs, User Manuals, Videos and chatbot/live agent are also provided. Functionalities for filing Income Tax Forms, add tax professionals, submit responses to Notices in Faceless Scrutiny or Appeals would be available.