Income Tax department asks taxpayers to update self info on e-filing portal

"New registration process to facilitate effective communication between the taxpayer and the department is enabled. The existing e-filing users are required to update their profile by logging into e-filing account," said the advisory.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Income Tax Department, e-filing in India, taxpayers and e-fling portals, e-fling portal in India, India's new e-filing portals, India news, National news, latest news The updated information, a senior official said, is being sought to ensure that a communication sent to a taxpayer reaches him without fail and in good time. (File)

The Income Tax Department has asked taxpayers, who file ITRs and conduct other I-T businesses online, to update their profiles and vital details on the official e-filing portal to ensure an “effective communication” between the two. The department today issued an advisory asking taxpayers to furnish their latest information such as personal and secondary email and mobile phone numbers, address and bank account details.

These details will be verified and processed after the taxpayer is sent a One Time Password (OTP) over the email and through SMS over the phone.

“New registration process to facilitate effective communication between the taxpayer and the department is enabled. The existing e-filing users are required to update their profile by logging into e-filing account. Users who have registered already and not activated has to register again,” the advisory said.

The updated information, a senior official said, is being sought to ensure that a communication sent to a taxpayer reaches him without fail and in good time. “A taxpayer can do any business using their personal e-filing account only after updating the details,” he said.

The taxpayers can access their personal e-filing account at http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/

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    CK Bramhananda Reddy
    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    All the best Annaya
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      Chidambaram
      Sep 23, 2017 at 7:06 am
      Personal details like emails and phone numbers are OK to effective communication but why need of bank details?
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        Anil Khushalani
        Sep 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm
        I few corrections: a. "why does the CBDT not go instead of "go" b......making it "inconvenient" instead of "convenient and c.congratulate each other on the "cancellation" of duplicate PAN cards issued I am sorry for the above lapses.
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          Anil Khushalani
          Sep 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm
          I have already commented that this latest move on the part of CBDT is stupid, insensitive and thoughtless.I just need to add that this year one observed a new phenomena while filing tax returns- the interest shown by bank in their interest certificates widly differing from the amount of interest shown as credited in the 26AS statements of the assessee. Why does CBDT go after the public sector banks who not only give the interest certificates late but even post the data late on the 26AS statements late making it convenient for several citizens to file their income tax returns.If the data emanating from public sector banks is itself incorrect why run after the common citizen to update his data every now and then.You have already asked everyone to link their aadhar nos with pan nos. What more verification do you want? CBDT and the concerned minister congratulate each other on the duplicate PAN cards issued.What was the dept. doing for the last decade and why were they they issued at all.
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            Blunt INdian
            Sep 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
            Citizens exist only to pay taxes to the Govt., isn't it Mr. Modi ?
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