Aayakar Setu App: Income tax department has released a new app named Aayakar Setu for paying taxes . Now you can just sit in home and pay taxes for the government. This new tax app allows entities track Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), apply for Permanent Account Number (PAN) and pay taxes.
This app is launched by the finance minister, Arun Jaitley will be available on Android phones. Your 12 digit biometric Aadhaar can be helpful for linking Aadhaar with PAN card.
The minister said, “This is a great step taken by CBDT and the principle reason behind is technology as a powerful tool becomes an enabler. With this app, most of the work assesses can take place without any external help while just sitting at home.”
The app is in the series of actions taken by the Central Board of Direct Taxes to provide better taxpayer services and reduce grievances.
The new initiative step by IT department is to communicate with the taxpayers on a range multi-informative and tax services aimed at giving tax information at fingertips.
In the coming month, CBDT will also activate the option of filing tax returns using the mobile app.
This module compiles different tax tools, dynamic updates, live chat facility and important links with various processes within IT department in a single module. Regarding important tax dates, forms, and notifications, taxpayers will receive regular updates on their registered mobile number with the department.
Taxpayers who are interested to receive such SMS alerts are requested to register their mobile number in Aayakar Setu app.
Jaitley said, “Physical interface many leads to many consequences and a lot of time may consume. This app reduces the physical interface between assesses and assessing officer.”
The tax department already said a lot of interfaces are happening while paying taxes by taxpayers so this can reduce those issues
He said,” it also helps us in building the image of the department. For the reason that one of the not so acceptable claims given by those who don’t comply is we don’t comply because harassment that fact involves. Today this issue gets eliminated more reducing interfaces.”
“An external audit should be done to see how much of interface has reduced and which are the other areas can be done,” said Jaitley Anyone can download this app by giving missed calls to 7306525252