Income tax office to remain open on Saturday and Sunday for ITR filing
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In order to assist filing of Income Tax Return (ITR), the office of Income Tax department will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.
In Delhi, additional counters will be set up to facilitate filing of returns. The Last date to file returns of income of salaried employees and pensioners is July 31.
Since the assessees with total income exceeding Rs 5 lakhs are required to file their returns electronically, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) launched a new online 'tax calculator' for computing annual I-T liability a couple of days ago.
It can now be emailed to personal inboxes of taxpayers before returns are filed by the end of this month.
The 'tax calculator' is a computer based programme hosted on the web-based platform of the I-T department and is meant for the aid of the taxpayer before they file their final ITR.
Taxpayers can see the tax calculator on the official website of the I-T department-- www.Incometaxindia.Gov.In. The 'tax calculator' acts like a true copy of the ITR.
The department, in the recent past, has undertaken a slew of measures to fasten and ease the I-T filing system and subsequent issue of refunds as it recently announced that taxpayers will be required to share their personal email IDs and mobile phones for one-to-one communication with the taxman.
The department will soon start updating taxpayers about the status of their I-T refunds and processing of certain tax statements by sending real-time SMSes and emails, on similar lines as that of credit card and bank transactions at present.