New Income Tax e-filing portal Update Today: Check ITR e-filing 2.0 Portal Link, Features, Glitches, Benefits

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Updated: June 16, 2021 11:24:27 am

New e-filing website (www.incometax.gov.in) features and benefits (Latest News Updates):  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 this month.

Income from share trading and practicing law may be declared as business income and capital gains from investing in shares may be declared under ‘schedule CG’ of the ITR form.Income from share trading and practicing law may be declared as business income and capital gains from investing in shares may be declared under ‘schedule CG’ of the ITR form.

New e-filing website (www.incometax.gov.in) features and benefits (Latest News Updates): The Income Tax Department launched its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on 7th June, 2021. The new website aims to 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 had said in messages sent to taxpayers on June 7.

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Along with the launch of the new e-filing portal, the Income Tax Department had also announced it will provide free of cost ITR preparation software for Forms ITR-1, ITR-2 and 4. In a statement,, 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.”

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New ITR e-filing website link

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

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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.

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    11:24 (IST)16 Jun 2021
    IT e-filing portal glitches: FinMin officials to meet Infosys team on June 22

    Finance ministry officials will meet representatives of Infosys on June 22 to discuss issues and glitches in the new income tax e-filing portal as users continue to face inconvenience even after a week of its launch.

    Members from ICAI, auditors, consultants and taxpayers will also be part of the interactive meeting, during which the Infosys team will answer queries, clarify issues and receive inputs on the working of the portal, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement on Tuesday. READ MORE

    10:53 (IST)15 Jun 2021
    Salaried employee working from home? Check Income Tax rules for e-filing ITR on new portal

    The Income Tax filing season has started. This year, the government has launched a new e-filing portal to make tax filing easy for all categories of taxpayers. In normal times, the due date for ITR filing for salaried taxpayers remains 31st July of every year. However, due to the Covid pandemic, the due date has been extended to 30th September 2021 this year.

    Amid lockdowns, a large number of salaried employees are working from home. For such salaried taxpayers, there are some necessary rules they should be aware of. Take a look:

     
    10:42 (IST)15 Jun 2021
    CBDT relaxes norms for forms 15CA & 15CB amid glitches on new e-filing portal

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has granted relaxation in electronic filing of forms 15CA & 15CB in view of difficulties reported by taxpayers in filing of forms online on the new e-filing portal. Taxpayers have been complaining about the difficulties since the launch of the new e-filing website – https://incometax.gov.in.

    As per CBDT, forms 15CA and 15CB can be submitted in manual format to the authorised dealers till 30th June, 2021. READ MORE

    10:33 (IST)15 Jun 2021
    Income Tax e-filing new portal continues to face glitches; some features yet not functional

    A week after the Income Tax Department’s much publicised new e-filing portal went live, users continued to face technical glitches ranging from longer than usual logging time, inability to respond to notices and not all features functioning yet, chartered accountants said on Monday.

    The new portal, “https://www.incometax.gov.in/”www.incometax.gov.in, was launched last Monday (June 7), which the tax department as well as the government said was aimed at making compliance more taxpayer-friendly. READ MORE

    08:54 (IST)08 Jun 2021
    ITR filing gets easy!

    On the launch of new e-filing portal, Aarti Raote, Partner, Deloitte India, said, "The initiative of the Tax department to make the tax portal tax payer friendly and more easy to navigate is applaudable. The videos, FAQ and various tutorials and the ITR preparation software to ease the discomfort of new tax payers who may not be computer savvy is a good start. While its early to comment on the ease of use for which one needs to access the portal, the portal does indicate issuance of quicker tax return processing and faster refunds which is a welcome step."

    17:15 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website link

    https://www.incometax.gov.in/

    16:33 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New efiling portal to be user friendly

    Abhishek Soni, Co-founder and CEO, Tax2win.in says, “The new Income Tax E-filing 2.0 portal is to become live today. The new E-filing portal will be more user-friendly having a single dashboard facility for all interactions, follow-ups & pending actions. It will help taxpayers in the fast processing of ITRs and quick refunds. A new call centre will be there for taxpayers queries. Also, detailed FAQs, user manuals, and chatbot provided for user convenience”.

    10:07 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website features

    The new e-filing website will enable a new online tax payment system with multiple new payment options using net banking, UPI, credit card and RTGS/NEFT from any account of taxpayer in any bank, for easy payment of taxes. “The mobile app will also be released subsequent to the initial launch of the portal, to enable taxpayers to get familiar with the various features,” the CBDT said. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) frames policy for the Income Tax Department and the e-filing website is used by the taxpayers to file their tax returns and perform other transactions with the department. Read more

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New e-filing website launched. To be operational soon

    "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. 

    09:08 (IST)07 Jun 2021
    New Tax Payment System Launch Date

    The Ministry of Finance said that the new tax payment system will be launched on June 18, 2021 after the advance tax instalment date to avoid any taxpayer inconvenience. A mobile app will also be released after the initial launch of the w-filing portal. The app will enable taxpayers to get familiar with various features.

    "Familiarization with the new system may take some time, so, the Department requests the patience of all taxpayers/stakeholders for the initial period after the launch of the new portal and while other functionalities get released since this is a major transition. This is another initiative by CBDT towards providing ease of compliance to its taxpayers and other stakeholders," the Ministry said.

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