Our Finance minister Arun Jaitley launches aaykar setu which lets you perform all your income tax related task on your fingertips.
This app will let you Paying your income tax, applying for PAN and
The mobile app will also help people link Aadhaar card with PAN card as well as track the TDS deduction details.
This app also have live chat facility named ‘Chatbot’ which will open between 10 am to 6 pm which will provide solution to queries of taxpayers relating to PAN, TAN, TDS, return filing, refund status and tax payments
According to Our FM Arun Jaitley “This is a very important step forward by the CBDT and the principle reason being technology as a very powerful tool becomes an enabler. (With the app) most of the work the assessee can discharge without any external help sitting at home,” and this app will work as a bridge for tax payers .in continuation of his speech the FM Said “The app reduces the physical interface between assessing officer (AO) and assessees. Physical interface has many unintended consequences – it is time consuming and can lead to improprieties,”.
“It also helps us in improving the image of the department. For the reason that one of the not so acceptable alibis given by those who don’t comply is we don’t comply because the harassment that compliance involves. Not that this reason has much reason in it, but today this reason gets eliminated more the interface is reduced,” he said.
but now this app is available only for Android smartphones .
You can download this app by giving a missed call on 7306525252
So with this app all The taxpayers will also receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms and notifications on mobile numbers registered with the Income Tax Department.
Aaykar Setu also have a section as ‘tax gyaan’ which will be a multiple choice question web-based game to provide knowledge about income tax and much more
This app will controlled by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
Sure this app will make easier to let tax payers to communicate with income tax department and solve their queries without doing any physical work .