New e-filing web site for taxpayers from Jun 7; present to bear ‘blackout’

A brand new “taxpayer pleasant” revenue tax submitting web site shall be launched on June 7 because the Central Board of Direct Taxes on Thursday mentioned the present one shall be phased out after a ‘blackout interval’ of six days starting subsequent month.

The board, that frames coverage for the Earnings Tax Division, has urged taxpayers “to finish all their pressing duties involving any submission, add or downloads earlier than June 1 to keep away from any problem throughout the blackout interval (June 1-6)”.

An order issued by the methods directorate of the division on Wednesday mentioned the “transition” from the outdated portal — — to the brand new – — shall be accomplished and made operational from June 7.

“In preparation of this launch and for migration actions, the present portal of the division wouldn’t be obtainable for a quick interval (taxpayers in addition to exterior stakeholders) of six days from June 1 to six,” the order, accessed by PTI, mentioned.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued an announcement and mentioned that it “requests the endurance of all taxpayers and different stakeholders throughout the swap over to the brand new e-filing portal and the following preliminary interval whereas they get familiarised with the brand new system”.

It added that to make sure there isn’t a “inconvenience to taxpayers, the division won’t repair any compliance dates throughout this era”.

“Additional, instructions have been issued to repair listening to of circumstances or compliances solely from June 10 onwards, to offer taxpayers time to reply on the brand new system,” the board mentioned.

“If any listening to or compliance which requires submissions on-line has been scheduled throughout this era, the identical shall be pre-poned or adjourned and the work objects can be rescheduled after this era,” the CBDT mentioned.

It mentioned that the brand new net portal will allow new options underneath six broad classes and it’ll additionally guarantee fast refunds to taxpayers.

The brand new taxpayer pleasant portal is built-in with fast processing of Earnings Tax Returns (ITRs) to situation fast refunds to taxpayers and all interactions and uploads or pending actions shall be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up motion by the taxpayer.

The brand new web site can even has a free ITR preparation software program obtainable on-line and offline with interactive questions to assist taxpayers fill ITR even with none tax information, with pre-filling and for minimising information entry effort.

For addressing queries of taxpayers there shall be a name centre, tutorials, movies and chatbot or reside agent.

The brand new web site, as per the CBDT assertion, can even subsequently allow a brand new on-line tax fee system with a number of new fee choices utilizing internet banking, UPI, bank card and RTGS or NEFT from any account of the taxpayer in any financial institution, for simple fee of taxes.

It additionally mentioned that every one key portal features on the desktop shall be obtainable on a cell app which shall be enabled subsequently for entry on a cell community.

The CBDT mentioned the tax division has additionally “intimated exterior entities together with banks, MCA, GSTN, DPIIT, CBIC, GeM, DGFT who avail companies of PAN verification (from this web site) and so forth. in regards to the non-availability of the companies.” It has been requested to them “to make preparations to make sure that their prospects/stakeholders are apprised, in order that any related exercise could be accomplished previous to or after the blackout interval”.

“The brand new e-filing portal is geared toward offering taxpayer comfort and a contemporary, seamless expertise to taxpayers,” the board mentioned.

“That is one other initiative by the CBDT in the direction of offering ease of compliance to its taxpayers and different stakeholders,” CBDT spokesperson Surabhi Ahluwalia mentioned within the assertion.

The e-filing portal is utilized by the taxpayers to file their particular person and lots of different classes of ITRs and in addition to boost complaints searching for refunds and different works with the tax division.

The taxman makes use of it to situation notices, get responses from the taxpayer and reply to their queries and to speak last orders like assessments, appeals, exemption and penalties, amongst others.

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