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Taxpayer-Friendly e-Filing Portal To Be Launched On Monday

New Delhi: The Income Tax (IT) department will launch a e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on June 7.

The new portal is designed to provide convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers.

The new tax payment system will be launched on June 18 after the advance tax instalment date to avoid any taxpayer inconvenience. The mobile app will also be released after launch of the portal, to enable taxpayers to get familiar with various features.

Following are some of key features of the new portal:

* Taxpayer-friendly portal integrated with immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to taxpayers

* All interactions and uploads or pending actions to be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up action by taxpayer

* 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 proactively update their profile to provide certain 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 June 30, 2021)

* New call center for taxpayer assistance for prompt 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.