The government is taking many measures to encourage payment of tax returns online. Of course, if your income is more than Rs 5 lakhs, you in any case need to compulsorily file returns online.
To file returns online, one needs to register first at the Income Tax site to avail any services. One can update and make changes in contact details and address through this site.
Also read: How to register at e-filing site?
Here are 8 things which you can check in the Income Tax website.
1. How to check History of e-filed returns
After login, under My account go to e-filed returns. Here you can find all the previously filed forms along with status and acknowledgment number.
Once you click on the particular acknowledgment number, you can check the complete details.
2. How to View demand/refund status?
There is a option to check the demand and refund if it is applicable. If refund is not applicable the status will be " No demand no refund". Reasons will be displayed only for Refund unpaid cases.
3) How to check refund re-issue request?
Once you login, go to refund-re issue request, select the assessment year and provide the CPC reference communication number and refund sequence number as per CPC order. You can also track the refund issue status request.
Under " My accounts" go to rectification request, select the assessment year and provide latest communication reference number.
One can also check rectification status by selecting the assessment year.
5. Request for intimation
One can request for intimation u/s 143(1)/154 and ask to resend the intimation or send latest intimation via e-mail.
One can register for legal heir in income tax site who will be responsible to pay your tax and or tax benefits if applicable.
7. View form 26 AS
One can view form 26AS as the site will redirect to the TDS-CPC website. Form 26AS contains all the details of the tax deducted by different source like TDS.
8. Grievance redressal
One can go to Helpdesk in the main menu and submit Grievance relating to ITR-V- processing, rectification, and communication.
You can do almost anything and everything related to tax returns through the portal. Remember, the last date to file your tax returns is Aug 31, 2015, which has been extended from the earlier deadline of July 31, 2015.