BANGALORE:Don’t have the money to pay tax? Don’t worry. This tax filing season, you can pay your Income Tax through credit cards. This is the first of its kind happening in India. About 4.5 lakh tax payers in Bangalore, of which, 37 per cent IT professionals will pay their taxes in Gayatri Vihar.
The Income Tax department is talking to different banks to bring in their credit card/debit card swipe machines.While, Axis Bank has confirmed this, the State Bank of India has to give its nod. Even cheques will be accepted to file I-T returns.
“There will be 90 counters and separate counters will be set up for banks, photocopy, NSDL and other help desks,” said B Arulappa, additional commissioner of the Income Tax Department. “This tax fair is for ITR 1 and ITR 2,” he said.
Arulappa said they were also liasioning with the BMTC for having a special stop near the venue. “We have requested the commissioner for a special Zebra Crossing in front of Palace Grounds,” he said. “The I-T Commissioner, P K Prasad is personally supervising the preparation,” said Arulappa.The parking space can accommodate at least 500 cars and 100 bikes at a time. There will also be personnel from the central processing centre to help people with online filing.