As we all are aware of the fact that the Income Tax Department rolled out its new income tax e-filing portal on 7th June with an aim to make it convenient for users. The new e-filing portal has turn up with new and advance features. These new features are expected to give a smarter, smoother and simpler e-filing experience to the users as the “Users Come First Always”, as said by I-T Department.
Now, as the new e-filing portal is operational, many Income Tax filers and other users are curious about the functionality and working of new website and its features.
This blog will discuss the step-by-step guide to use new e-filing income tax portal.
Step-By-Step Guide To Use New Income Tax Portal 2.0
The very first step is to open the website through the link https://www.incometax.gov.in/. It will take you to the home page of the income tax e-filing portal 2.0 whereby all other facilities can be accessed.
Guide to use website before logging in to the portal
Thereafter, you can access the new portal without logging in. We have listed further steps that will guide you on how you can use the portal without/before logging in.
On the topmost of the page, there are various options given such as Home, Individual/HUF, and Company and so on. All of these are drop-down option.
Next, you can click on view guided tour of the portal in order to learn the filing of ITR, applicable ITR forms, deduction and to avail other new and old features.
Subsequently, you can Scroll down towards the bottom to check the Our Services column whereby you can access any of the services listed therein like link Aadhaar, E-pay tax.
Moreover, you can scroll down towards the news section to read news and campaigns also.
Next, the portal 2.0 allows you to check the user-friendly section that is “Things to Know”. The I-T department has provided various interactive videos for its users to learn how to use website for different purposes along with FAQs and Manual which are also provided therein. You can access them to learn about the website in an interactive manner at any time and that without login.
These are the features which you can access without registering or logging on to the portal. Thus, in order to avail all the services offered by the e-filing 2.0 website you have registered with the portal.
Guide to access services after logging in to the portal
Firstly, you must register or log in on the new portal. You can find the register option on the right corner at the topmost of the website. Click on that and register yourself by filing the details shown in the picture below. If you are already registered user then you can login to the portal through the USER Id and PASSWORD, login option is also available at the top right corner.
After login, you can use any of the services offered by it such as –
- E-file – With this option, you can avail multiple service like you can fill ITR forms, file Income Tax Returns and can also e-pay tax.
- Authorised Partner Tab-This tab permits you to inspect your e-return intermediary or Chartered Accountant.
- Our Services- Next, the user can avail the services listed under the Our Services column which can only be accesses after login such as rectification, reissue or refund and so on.
4. Pending Action Menu-You can also check the pending action through this pending action menu. Through this, you will get to know if any unfinished proceeding exists or not.
5. Grievance Menu- This menu helps you to resolve your queries at an unmatchable speed.
Moreover, the ITR filers and taxpayers are required to re-register their Digital Signature Certificate on the portal and they also have to update their personal mobile no. and email id under the “Primary Contact” tab.
The new income tax e-filing portal has come up with advanced features to make the ITR filing process simple, smooth, and easy. The new portal offers various key services related to income tax such as e-verify, linking of Aadhaar, linking of PAN, etc. Moreover, the portal has a speedy grievance redressal mechanism.
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