The Income Tax Department launched an app that allows entities track TDS, pay taxes and apply for permanent account number (PAN). It will also help people link their 12-digit biometric identifier Aadhaar with PAN card.
The mobile app 'Aaykar Setu,' launched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, literally means taxpayer's bridge and will be available on Android phones. The app is in the series of actions taken by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to provide better taxpayer services and reduce grievances. How To Link PAN With Your Aadhaar Quickly?
How to download Aaykar Setu?
This is the first mobile app by the CBDT and can be downloaded by giving missed calls to 7306525252.
After giving the missed call, you will receive a link in the message box. You can click on the link for downloading the app.
The new initiative is a step by the I-T department to directly communicate with the taxpayers on a range of multiple informative and useful tax services aimed at providing tax information at their fingertips. The module compiles various tax tools, live chat facility, dynamic updates, and important links to various processes within the I-T department in a single module.
Tax filing through mobile
In the coming months, the CBDT will also activate the option of filing tax returns using the mobile. The taxpayers will also be able to receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms, and notifications on mobile numbers registered with the ITD. All taxpayers who wish to receive such SMS alerts are advised to register their mobile numbers in the Aaykar Setu module.