Income tax returns: Here are top 5 apps that make filing easy

With July 31 quickly approaching, filing income tax returns for many people can be daunting and difficult. Documents are often loaded with technical jargon…

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You can check the status of your five years returns along with confirmation of receipts of signed ITR V receipt by the IT department. (Reuters)

Hello Tax
Hello Tax is an easy and quick way to file your tax return and stay updated with your income-tax information. The user interface of this app from New Delhi-based iTechFlock Software is pretty intuitive; one can easily navigate from one screen to the other and with just three to four clicks, you can easily file your tax return.

The basic purpose of this app is to reduce the time in filing returns, increase efficiency and effectiveness of the filing process and facilitate the same at minimum price. Mostly used by the salaried person, the service is offered for free for the first year and a nominal fee is levied thereafter.

The app comes with some interesting features such as quick file ITR, quick refund status, transaction history, tax calculator, PAN card details, document storage. In fact, you can simply upload your Form 16 and rest will be taken care of by Hello Tax.


ClearTax claims to have processed tax return e-filings for 3-lakh individuals in assessment year 2014-15 and an estimated one million users filed their returns using the site for the assessment year 2015-16.

This app helps individuals to file their returns with their mobile device (smartphone or a tablet). Based on some of the basic details provided by you, the platform’s rule engine selects the right form for you.

You can even import details from your Form 26AS and Form 16 into the app while filing your tax returns. An interesting feature of this app is that you can work on your tax details even when there is no internet connection; you can enter all your details in offline mode and the moment your device gets connected to the internet, the app automatically syncs the details to server.

The app also helps in checking refund status, calculate taxes and generates rent receipts.


With myITreturn, you can quickly calculate your income-tax, know the status of your e-filed income-tax return, check the status of your income tax refund, even find your assessing officer and receive timely app notifications etc. Basically, the app is aimed to keep individual tax filers updated with their
income-tax return details. Users can find out their refund or demand status without having to go to any tax professional.

This app helps calculate tax payable for the current year and also gives a time line for previous tax returns and refunds. The app has a one-time password (OTP) based registration process to secure and identify the user.

You can check the status of your five years returns along with confirmation of receipts of signed ITR V receipt by the IT department. The beta version of the app supports several Indian languages, such as Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bengali.

Income Tax eFiling

If you are looking for the most authentic source of filing your returns, then Income Tax eFiling should be your ideal choice. This app is an extension of web version of income tax eFiling from the government.

The app provides a comprehensive and one-stop source of information related to e-filing of income tax returns and forms as well as status of processing refunds to the tax payers. In addition to electronic filing of income tax return, the app offers services like know your PAN, know your TAN, view tax credit statement, view status of income tax return, ITR-V, view and download previous income tax returns, file rectification etc. With this app, the government aims to promote m-governance and offer services like filing income tax returns on the go, but you need to have a decent level of understanding about income tax rules and regulation.


Offered by Ahmedabad-based Little Play Studio, claims to provide income-tax return filing at the click of button. The app allows users to not only e-file their IT return, they can calculate their projected tax liability using income tax calculator.

Users can just enter their income and deduction details and the tax calculator will calculate their tax liability.To do that, a user needs to first login to the app, select the suitable IT return filing plan and upload the income and deduction proofs required for tax return filing.

Once the user submits a request, the app’s mobile Tax (m-Tax) advisor team will review the documents and prepare the IT return. On successful submission of IT return with the IT department website, the app will upload ITR-V at its portal and the mobile app for a user’s future reference and download. The app can also update a user about his or her IT return status with notification on regular basis.

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