Latest Expert Exchange Queries

GST Demo Service software link:
Username: demouser Password: demopass
Get your inventory and invoicing software GST Ready from Binarysoft
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
Popular Search: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: due date for vat payment :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: VAT Audit :: form 3cd :: VAT RATES :: cpt :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: TDS :: empanelment :: articles on VAT and GST in India :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT :: list of goods taxed at 4%
Direct Tax »
 High court judges, experts brainstorm on likely GST litigations
 Businesses need not deduct GST on advances received for goods supply: CBEC
 Redress taxpayers' grievances on priority: CBDT to I-T department
 No tax relief on EPF interest if not employed: ITAT
  CBDT signs 7 more unilateral APAs with taxpayers
 Income tax returns (ITR) filing: Get capital gains tax exemption on new property; here is how
 Reach out to non-filers of GST returns: CBEC to fields offices
 CBDT may shelve plan to seek corporate tax estimates in advance
 IT expertise at banks' board level a must, says RBI ED
 Clarification on Indirect Transfer provisions in case of redemption of share or interest outside India under the Income-tax Act, 1961
 To avoid double-taxation CBDT says no tax at upstream foreign fund if local fund paid already

File Income Tax Returns Online in India With These Websites
July, 28th 2015

When filing tax returns is mentioned, many people assume that this is a laborious process best handled by a chartered accountant. But as with many other government services, even tax filing is simpler when you do it online. Whether you are a self-employed person who needs a CA's help to file taxes or a salaried employee who can file taxes on your own, you can use these services to quickly file your tax returns online. The deadline for filing your IT returns this year has been extended to August 31, so you should get started with this soon.

Official Income Tax department website
Unlike last year, this time the income tax department's website isn't so intimidating. The website's design has improved and it now lets you quickly file your tax returns. This is especially true for salaried employees who just have to download one form, and then copy-paste all the details from the Form-16 that their employers provide. If your tax filing is more complicated than this though, then the website isn't as good an option. But if you know which forms to download and how to go about the process, then just click on one of the ITR links under the Downloads section on the right. You can download the form, fill up the details, create an account and submit your tax returns on the site.

Third party websites
Several private firms let you file tax returns online but before you use them you should keep a few things in mind. The first is that you are handing over your income details to private companies and even though these firms claim that they won't share this data with anyone, there is always a chance that your data could be exposed. Secondly, some of these websites charge for their services - even if you're filing the returns yourself - and this isn't really a good deal. Some do offer the services of a CA for a fee, which is much more reasonable. Finally, there are some websites that also offer detailed guides about the filing process, and we'd strongly recommend going through all the material they have on offer.

One of our picks last year, ClearTax remains a good option for filing your tax returns. They have detailed guides that explain the process and their design is great. If your company gives you a PDF of Form-16, you can upload it to the site and the relevant details are automatically pulled from the file. This makes the filing process really fast and you don't have to pay for self-filing. ClearTax also offers a CA's help, with plans starting at Rs. 599, which seems pretty reasonable to use, and that's why it's our top pick.

Taxspanner doesn't offer a free tier but if you're going to need CA services anyway, then you might want to check this site out. It's not really a good option if you're doing the filing on your own though, because you'll have to pay a minimum of Rs. 249 to use this site. However, we liked Taxspanner for its good design and easy to follow tutorials, and it also allows you to hire a dedicated CA from the site, for Rs. 4,499. Obviously not for everyone, but if you have to hire a full time CA and don't know where to go, then this looks to be a good option.

Other services
By now, there are a lot of websites that allow you to file your tax returns online. By and large, we didn't see too many standout features to really pick one over the other, but if you're not interested in paying the fees that Taxspanner involves, and want to see what other options are there aside from ClearTax, then check out these three sites:

H&R Block
H&R Block has good design, a free tier, tutorials and offers CA assisted services; it looks like a good alternative to ClearTax if you're looking for one.

MyTaxCafe is pretty similar, with a well-designed website that makes it easy to file your IT returns. However, it lacks the feature to upload your Form-16 as a PDF.

MyITReturn also has a nice, clean interface, so it could be a good option if you're filing your returns yourself. It might also be helpful for people who work as freelancers or have otherwise earned money from outside India, as it has a special paid tier for those who have income from outside India.

How did you file your income tax returns? How was your experience with the services mentioned above? Let us know via the comments.

Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Portal Design Website Design Portal Designing Website Designing Web Design Professional Portal Design Professional Website Design Professional Web Design Portal Design India Website Design India Portal Designing India Website Designing India Web Design India Professional Portal Design India Professional Website Design India Chicago Professional Web Design New York Professional Web Design California Website Design Florida Website Design New Jersey Website Design Britain UK Website Design London Manchester Website Design

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions