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When will new Income Tax E-Filing Portal be up & running?

As Maroon 5 famously said, “Just wait, can we work this out?“. The new Income Tax portal is also asking us to wait a little as all good things take time.

The new portal, www. incometax.gov.in has sparked a lot of interest and enthusiasm with its promise of a seamless user experience. However, the team is still working to make all the features of the new IT Portal fully functional.

Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister took to Twitter to share her thoughts regarding the new IT portal. She has also encouraged Infosys and Nandan Nilekani, the forces behind the new IT Portal to prioritise user experience when it comes to the new portal.
Infosys assured that they will do their best to live up to the expectations of the users.
Meanwhile, a lot of people resorted to Twitter to express their opinions, excitement and concerns regarding the new portal. This led to quite a Twitter storm.โš”๏ธ

What is Working on the new IT Portal?

Though most of the new features of the new IT portal, www.incometax.gov.in are being worked on, there are a couple of things that the user can try out.

  1. Logging in ๐Ÿ’ป: The users can login to their profile on www.incometax.gov.in using various secure login options like Aadhaar, PAN and others
  2. Access their profile and update details: Users can update their profile with their income details. This can include details regarding their salary, business income and others. This information will, later on, be used to prefill their ITRs on the new portal.
  3. Download Prefilled JSON: Taxpayers can download prefilled JSON of their ITR form which is a required document for your Income Tax return filing from this AY onwards. However, as of now the prefilled JSON only includes the basic information like Name, PAN, Address, Bank Account details etc. Post 30th June 2021, once the TDS and SFT returns are filed, prefilled JSONs are expected to have SalaryCapital Gain details & much more.

When will e-filing start on the new IT portal for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)?๐Ÿค”

There’s no doubt that the new IT portal has created a lot of buzz. But the main question, which seems to be the show stopper is, “When will e-filing start on the new portal?” Well, let’s go ahead and answer this million-dollar question.

  1. E-filing of ITR: You might have got all your forms ready to start filing your returns on the new portal.๐Ÿงพ However, on behalf of the new portal we would like to say “Tu thodi derr aur thair jaa.” The e-filing of ITR for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) is expected to start in the latter part of June or 1st week of July 2021.
  2. Utilities: ITR Utility Software by the IT department performs the calculation once you input your income and deduction details. The utility for ITR 3 is yet to be released. However, the offline version of the utility for ITR 1, ITR 2 and ITR 4 is out.
  3. Payment Getaways: Don’t get ready with your UPI pins already since the feature of multiple payment getaways like UPI, NEFT/RTGS and others for paying Income Tax will be available after 18th June 2021.

Meanwhile, this is what Twitter had to say ๐Ÿ˜†

Well, what can we say? Twitter never fails to amaze us. However, all perfect things were imperfect at one point in time. So just sit back and relax and let the new IT portal roll. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  1. Hi @Dia_malhotra

    ITD have launched the portal yesterday night. Due to heavy traffic some of the features are not working properly. It will be resumed soon.

    Stay tuned with us. Will update you with every feature new portal has!

    In the meantime, you can check out all the features in the below post

  2. @Niral_Koradia, we are expecting it around mid-August. The last date of filing ITR when Tax Audit is not Applicable for AY 2021-22 is 30th September 2021.

    You can follow us on Twitter to get updates about new releases and ITR filing
    https://twitter.com/HowToQuicko

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