Wow! Income Tax Return Filing process becomes fast and easy like never before! Here's how

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Aug 02, 2019, 01:07 PM IST

Income Tax Return Filing has become fast and easy like never before with the launch of a ‘lite’ e-filing facility by the Income Tax department. This will facilitate easy and quick filing of returns by taxpayers. The facility was launched on Thursday and operationalised on the official portal of the department - https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

 

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e-Filing Lite: What Income Tax Department said

e-Filing Lite: What Income Tax Department said

In a public advisory, the tax department said, “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.” It further said, “The same can be accessed by clicking ‘e-Filing Lite’ button in home page. The current e-Filing portal having all the services can be accessed by clicking on ‘Portal Login’ button.”  Image: Pixabay

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How to access e-filing 'lite' facility

How to access e-filing 'lite' facility

On the income tax department's official website a new tab for ‘lite’ has been provided. Registered taxpayers can use the service by logging in. After logging-in, the taxpayers will be provided essential links that will enable e-filing of ITRs and Form 26AS (for tax deducted at source credit). Taxpayers can now also download pre-filled or XML forms and view their past filed returns, among others. Image: PTI

Some regular tabs like e-proceeding, e-nivaran, compliance, worklist and profile setting have been taken off from the ‘lite version’ but retained in the standard version of e-filing facility, an official said. 

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Why 'lite'?

Why 'lite'?

The ‘lite’ e-filing version will allow easy and quick ITR filing for all categories of taxpayers. Image: IANS

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ITR Filing Last Date

ITR Filing Last Date

The government recently extended the due date for filing income tax returns by individuals for the financial year 2018-19 by a month till August 31. Image: Agencies