In a move to make this possible e-filing services for tax payers will not be available through existing portals from 3rd November to 8th November, 2012.
The CBDT said under the new e-filing setup not only income tax return (ITR) forms, but also other IT forms are proposed to be made available for electronic filing along with other web-enabled services.
To make the new portal live, the migration of data from the old set-up to the new set-up is in process. Due to this, e-filing services to the tax payers through the portal https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in will not be available from 3rdNovember to 8th November, 2012, the CBDT in the press release.
The e-filing service will resume with various new additional services like multiple mode of e-filing of returns: help desk through call centre and e-mail support, provision of online forms, pre-filing of data in forms, and availability of offline e-forms.