The Income Tax (I-T) department will launch a new ‘taxpayer friendly’ income tax e-filing portal- www.incometax.gov.in, on June 7, 2021, aimed at providing an easy, hassle-free, and seamless experience to taxpayers. In a recent statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex body which heads the I-T department said that the existing income tax e-filing portal will be phased out after a ‘blackout period’ of six days beginning next month, between June 1 – June 6, 2021. (Also Read: Deadline For Filing Income Tax Returns Extended Till September 30 Amid COVID-19 )
The Central Board of Direct Taxes, which frames policy for the I-T department, urged taxpayers to complete all their urgent tasks involving any submission, upload or downloads before June 1, in order to avoid any difficulty during the blackout period – June 1-June 6, 2021. The transition from the old e-filing portal – www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, to the new one – www.incometaxgov.in, will be done and implemented for regular operations on June 7.