Income Tax Filing: New System Introduced For Taxpayers, A Must Know

With an aim to facilitate hassle-free filing of income tax returns by all categories of tax payers, the Income Tax has launched a lite e-filing facility.

In a public advisory, the Income Tax department said the ‘e-Filing Lite’ is a lighter version of the e-Filing portal. Users can access the ‘e-Filing Lite’ by clicking a button on https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

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All the services can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Portal Login’ button on the ‘lite’ version, added the advisory.

After registered taxpayers log-in their page, essential links will be given for e-filing of ITRs and Form 26AS for tax deduction at source. Other than this, users can download pre-filed forms and view past filed returns.

However, e-proceeding, e-nivaran, compliance, worklist and profile setting are not available in the ‘lite’ version.

On July 23, the government extended the due date for filing income tax returns by individuals for the financial year 2018-19 by a month till August 31.