ITR Filing RELIEF! 'e-Filing Lite' facility launched for taxpayers - What it is? How it helps? How to access it?
ITR Filing: The 'lite' version has been launched with an aim to enable easy and quick ITR filing by all categories of taxpayers.
Income-Tax department has launched 'e-Filing Lite', a lighter version of e-filing portal with a focus on filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) by taxpayers. The same can be accessed by clicking 'e-Filing Lite' button on official home page. The current e-Filing portal having all the services can be accessed by clicking on 'Portal Login' button. The facility is fully operational on the official portal of the department - https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
"The Income Tax department is launching 'e-Filing Lite', a lighter version of e-Filing portal with a focus on filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) by the taxpayers," the department said in a public advisory.
How to access and log in to 'e-Filing Lite'?
-A tab for 'lite' has been provided on the web portal. And, once registered taxpayers log in to their page, they will only be provided essential links that enable e-filing of ITRs and Form 26AS (for tax deducted at source credit). Moreover, taxpayers can download pre-filled or XML forms and view their past filed returns, among others.
-Other regular tabs like e-proceeding, e-nivaran, compliance, worklist and profile setting were taken off from the 'lite version' but retained in the standard version of e-filing facility.
'e-Filing Lite': How it helps?
The 'lite' version has been launched with an aim to enable easy and quick ITR filing by all categories of taxpayers.
ITR Filing Deadline Extended
Earlier, CBDT had extended the due date for filing Income Tax Returns for certain category of assesses from July 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019. Accordingly the I-T return preparation software are modified to update the 234A interest calculation along with certain other minor corrections and the same is available for download.