New Delhi, Jul 10
To enhance mobile access experience for the tax payers, a mobile responsive android version, ‘Aaykar Setu’ along with the desktop version was launched today by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. This mobile app will provide almost all the related information and service to the tax payers and allow them to pay the taxes too. Launching the app Mr Jaitley stressed on the Government’s commitment towards continuously upgrading tax payer services.
He said that this e-initiative would help in reducing physical interface between assesses and tax assessing authorities and thereby minimizing the chances of any tax harassment. According to CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra, the new step is an effort by the Income Tax Department (ITD) 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 Income Tax Department in a single module. The tax payers will also be able to receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms and notifications on mobile numbers registered with the ITD. He advised all taxpayers who wish to receive such SMS alerts to register their mobile numbers in the Aaykar Setu module. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) constantly endeavours to provide better taxpayer services and reduce taxpayer grievances. New schemes and e-initiatives to educate the taxpayers and deliver tax payer services in an effective manner are key to this effort.