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New Income Tax website: Here's a step-by-step guide on using various services on new IT e-filing portal

"Thank you all for being patient with us during our transition to the new e-filing portal. The e-filing 2.0 went live at 8:45 pm today & represents an important milestone in our constant endeavor to make the compliance experience more taxpayer-friendly," The Income Tax Department tweeted on June 7.

June 08, 2021 / 05:17 PM IST
The income-tax department treats HUF as a separate assessee.

The income-tax department treats HUF as a separate assessee.


The new Income Tax Returns (ITRs) e-filing website has gone live, with new features to make the process smoother.

"Thank you all for being patient with us during our transition to the new e-filing portal. The e-filing 2.0 went live at 8:45 pm today & represents an important milestone in our constant endeavor to make the compliance experience more taxpayer-friendly," The Income Tax Department tweeted on June 7.
 "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 on June 5.


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

Here's a step-by-step guide on using various services on new IT e-filing portal


How to use the income tax portal?


To avail of all the services offered by the portal, a user will have to register and log in to the portal. If the individual is not a registered user of the portal, he/she can click register on the top right corner.


Already registered members can log in with their user ID and password.


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The income tax department has also asked taxpayers to re-register their DSC (Digital Signature Certificate), update personal mobile number and email ID under 'primary contact', act on 'pending action', if any, and respond to 'outstanding demand'.


The portal has separate tabs for different categories of taxpayers, like individual, company, non-company and tax professionals.


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What are the additional features of the new portal?


The new portal has a drop-down menu for taxpayers for checking instructions on ITR filing, refund status and tax slabs. The new site also has detailed user manuals, FAQs and videos to help taxpayers understand various services available on the portal.


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Besides, a chatbot and helpline have been provided for guided assistance.


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Once a registered user logs in to the portal, the dashboard would show details of e-proceedings, response to outstanding demands, if any, and also annual information statement under the 'pending actions' tab.


What are the new options for filing ITR on the new portal?


The I-T department has encouraged taxpayers to update their profiles to avail accurate pre-filled ITRs and enhanced user experience.


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On the top of the new website, one can find the tab to access individual-based help content. Clicking on the application tab takes an individual to view guidance on how to file ITRs and applicable forms for the same. Deductions, refund status, tax slab and other related information are also present there.

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first published: Jun 8, 2021 05:17 pm

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