6 Websites To File Income Tax Online; Some Are Free

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It's the time of the year, when readers have already filed or are busy filing their tax returns. If your income is over Rs 5 lakhs, you need to file returns online. Here are 7 websites where you can do so.

HR Block

This is among the very popular websites in the country.

The sites intuitive tool reads most of your form 16 details and prefills your form fields automatically, saving your time.

You get a call support from the team and also the data is stored in secure TaxVault, protected by highest grade 256-bit Encryption. Once you file you get access to details of your returns 24x7.

Cleartax

Cleartax allows you to file your income tax online for free.

You need to login with your email and password to begin the process. We must admit that it is a simple software and perhaps among the most popular to file tax returns among individuals. 

Tax Spanner

Tax Spanner charges an amount that varies to file your tax returns. The system promises to file your tax returns in 10 minutes. 

It is not among the sites that offers free e tax filing facilities.

Tax Smile

Tax Smile is free for taxable income below Rs 5 lakhs and DIY mode of filing. You can upload your form 16 through the website at a cost and thereafter, you can follow the friendly process to file your tax returns.

Vittena

Vittena is authorized by Government of India as an E-Return intermediary and represented by its corporate auditor. The company is a relatively new entrant into the market.

It has a cost involved and is not free, but is affordable.

Government of India website

You can login to the income tax website to file your tax returns free.

The site has improved a lot since the days when it was slow. The servers are much better and you can even have your grievances addressed through email and there is also a helpline.

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Story first published: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:35 [IST]
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