The Income Tax department will launch a new income tax e-filing web portal for taxpayers, which is used to file routine income tax returns (ITRs) and undertake other tax-related work by June 7, 2021. The new website is said to have user-friendly features which will make the income tax e-filing process easier and hassle-free for taxpayers. According to officials, the existing e-filing web portal will be shut for six days between June 1-June 6. (Also Read: Easing Income Tax Norms, Centre Allows Cash Payment Of ₹ 2 Lakh For COVID Treatment )
According to an order issued by the systems wing of the Income Tax (I-T) department on Wednesday, May 19, the transition from the old income tax portal, which was www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, to the new one, www.incometaxgov.in, will be completely implemented and made operational from June 7, 2021.
The order stated that in preparation for the launch of the new portal and for the migration activities, the existing portal of the I-T department at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in will not be available for a period of six days between June 1 to 6. During these six days, the exiting portal will not be available to both the taxpayers as well as the officers of the Income Tax department.
The order said that all officers may be directed to fix any hearing or compliances only from June 10 onwards to offer some time to taxpayers to get familiar with and respond to the new system. Additionally, any task scheduled between the taxpayer and the assessing officer of the I-T department may be preponed or adjourned.
The income tax e-filing portal is used by taxpayers to file their individual or business category income tax returns (or returns on income), and also to raise any complaints seeking refunds with the I-T department.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently issued refunds of more than Rs. 24,792 crore to over 15 lakh taxpayers between April 1, 2021, to May 17, 2021.