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Income Tax Department to launch new site soon

The Income Tax Department (also referred to as IT Department or ITD) is a government agency undertaking direct tax collection of the Government of India. It functions under the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance. The Income Tax Department is headed by the apex body Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Like other government departments in India, the Income Tax Department has a website for easier access of services and information to people at their fingertips and which is being used by the taxpayers to file their ITR and for raising complaints claiming for refunds. It is also used for issuing notices, queries, and getting citizens’ responses and also for releasing assessments, appeals, etc.

What is the current domain name of the Income Tax Department?

The current website of the Income Tax Department is incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. But as per recent updates from the Income Tax Department’s official Twitter account wherein, they have tweeted about the new website of the Income Tax Department on June 7 which will be having more features and easier accessibility to the taxpayers. This news is one of the good news from the Indian government’s side for the honest taxpayers. 

Important points to be kept in mind by the taxpayers is that e- filing services on the current website of the Income Tax will not be available for 6 days from June 1, 2021, to June 6, 2021, before the launch of the website on JUNE 7, 2021. The new portal e- filing 2.0 apart from facilitating income tax returns, this new portal (2.0) will also be available on the taxpayers’ mobile phones.

Like many other government departments and Ministries are having their own mobile apps, the Income Tax Department will also get its new mobile app on June 7th. The new website is designed to make its services simplified and highly user-friendly for its users. The Department has requested the taxpayers and other people who want to avail services of the Department before June 1st as the current website will be replaced with the new website. 

What is the domain of the new portal that will be launched by the Income Tax Department? When it will be launched?

The new e- filing portal of the Income Tax department will be incometax.gov.in.  The officials of the Department further stated that the new app of the Income Tax Department which is to be released on June 7th will be containing user manuals and other guidance videos for the taxpayers to guide about the procedure for making IT returns and there will be multiple options for on- portal tax payments. The details of the taxpayers will be filled in automatically as it was in the old portal and in older e- filing returns. Other miscellaneous features of the app are secure login, chatbot, helpdesk support, etc.

What are the new features included in the new portal launched by the Income Tax Department? 

 Some of its other features of e- filing 2.0 (new porta, new features), exactly as mentioned in its official Twitter account are as follows:

  1. User-friendly and mobile-friendly portal
  2. All-new mobile app
  3. Easy step-by-step guidance with user manuals and videos
  4. Secure and multiple options for login
  5. Helpdesk support and chatbot
  6. Multiple options for on-portal tax payments
  7. Pre-filled forms and simplified ITR utility. 

Of late, the COVID cases have halted people from reaching out to the Income Tax offices physically. To ensure there is an apt resolution of queries and disbursal of services, the new site is launched by the Government of India. 

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