New Income Tax e-filing website Live: ITR e-filing 2.0 portal link, features, benefits – all details here

New Income Tax e-filing website Live: ITR e-filing 2.0 portal link, features, benefits – all details here

New e-filing website (www.incometax.gov.in) launch: The Income Tax Department will launch its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in today (7th June, 2021). It will provide convenience and 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,” the Tax Department said in messages sent to taxpayers.

However, the new e-filing website link was not opening till 11.30 am today. “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,” the tax department tweeted at 9 am.

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 said, “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.”

New ITR e-filing website link
You can access the new e-filing website at www.incometax.gov.in.

  • New e-filing portal features and benefits
  • Immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to taxpayers
  • Single dashboard to display all interactions and 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 promt response to taxpayer queries.
  • Detailed FAQs, User Manuals, Videos and chatbot/live agent also provided;
  • Functionalities for filing Income Tax Forms, Add tax professionals, Submit responses to Notices in Faceless Scrutiny or Appeals would be available.

Source: https://www.financialexpress.com/money/income-tax/new-e-filing-website-www-incometax-gov-in-live-updates-benefits-highlights/2266070/

Nysha Varshney

Naysha Varshney is an editor at Economy News. She covering finance and personal finance-related news.

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