[ Source: @IncomeTaxIndia ]
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The new Income Tax Returns (ITRs) e-filing website will be launched today with new features to make the process effortless.

“The new e-filing portal is aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers,” the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.

The new portal — www.incometax.gov.in — will be integrated with the immediate processing of ITRs to issue quick refunds to taxpayers.

The CBDT, which comes under the Ministry of Finance, also said that a mobile app of the portal will be released after the launch of the portal.

Features of the new ITR e-filing portal
  • All interactions and uploads or pending actions will be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up action by taxpayers.
  • 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 will be able to update their profile with details of income including salary, house property, business/profession which will be used in pre-filling their ITR. 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 to respond to taxpayer queries. Detailed FAQs, user manuals, videos, and chatbot/live agent will be provided.
  • Functionalities for filing Income Tax Forms, add tax professionals, submit responses to notices in faceless scrutiny or appeals would be available.

In a tweet, the Income Tax Department said the new portal will be available shortly.

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