CA Umesh Sharma
Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, nowadays income tax department is sending email named Online Taxpayer Service to all taxpayer, what is it?
Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, all are living in “Information Technology age”, it has become part of everyone’s life, people can live without water for hours but it seems to be difficult to live without Whats app, Facebook etc. Therefore income tax department started providing online service to its taxpayers. This facility helps taxpayer to view income related all the information, details and facility of online compliance. Taxpayer can use this from any corner of the world from mobile or laptop. To encourage people to make use of this facility income tax department is sending emails to taxpayers.
Arjuna: Krishna, how can taxpayer view this account? Also what all information can be seen in this account?
Krishna: Arjuna, taxpayer needs to login on income tax department’s website i.e. www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and then he will be able to view any required information and other online services. The important services provided can be enumerated as:-
Arjuna: Krishna, how taxpayers should use this Facility?
Krishna: Every taxpayer should check his account with Income tax department. In this account he should check his previous and current year’s status, and thereafter take appropriate decision. Also one should note that the income tax department’s website is updated continuously, therefore one should recheck status on timely basis. Similarly tax payer should ensure that their E-mail id and phone number registered with the department is correct and if not, they should get it corrected as the department contacts the taxpayer using the details provided to them.
Arjuna: Krishna, What one should learn from this?
Krishna: Arjuna, Income tax department has given many services in this online account for taxpayers. Taxpayer should use them. Due to this taxpayer will not have to go to the department again and again. For communication with the taxpayer income tax department has started this facility. Generally all taxpayers take help of tax consultant for filing returns and further issues. However, now taxpayer can do all this on his own through this online account.