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New income tax e-filing website launched

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

The new e-filing website of the Income Tax Department was launched on Monday with a host of new features for taxpayers.

The new URL http://incometax.Gov.In replaced the long-existing http://incometaxindiaefiling.Gov.In, and it went live at 8:45 pm, the tax department said in a tweet.

While some users complained on social media that certain features were taking longer than usual to load in the new portal, others praised the new facilities.

Users and taxpayers will be able to use all the features smoothly very soon, a senior department officer said.

“We proudly present to our valued taxpayers, the new e-filing portal. Designed with your convenience in mind, the portal offers features to make your e-filing experience smoother, simpler & smarter. You Come First, Always,” the department said in a message posted on Twitter.

It also thanked users for “being patient with us during our transition to the new e-filing portal”.

“The e-filing 2.0 went live at 8:45pm today and represents an important milestone in our constant endeavour to make the compliance experience more taxpayer friendly,” the tax department said.

The home page of the new website said the “e-filing 2.0” is an “all new portal with features that make e-filing easier for you!”

“The portal has been developed as a mission mode project under the national e-governance plan. “The objective of this portal is to provide a single window to the income tax related services for taxpayers and other stakeholders,” it said.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which frames policies for the tax department, had on Saturday said while the new website will be launched on Monday, features like the online tax payment system and a mobile app will be activated only on June 18.

The new portal is integrated with immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to taxpayers, and all interactions and uploads or pending actions will be displayed on a single dashboard for follow-up action by the taxpayer, the CBDT had said about the latest website.

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