The Income Tax department launched an app which makes easier to pay income tax, applying for PAN and seeking redressal of grievances. On Monday, finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the app named ‘Aaykar Setu’.
Aaykar Setu app will help people to link their Aadhaar Card with PAN Card and also track the TDS deduction details.
It will be available for Android users. So one can also apply for PAN, pay Income tax, chat with tax officer using this Aaykar Setu app. Still the desktop version is not released.
FM Arun Jaitley said, “This is a very important step forward by the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) and the principle reason being technology as a very powerful tool becomes an enabler. Most of the work an assessee can discharge without any external help sitting at home,”
This app reduces the rush at government offices and physical interaction between officer and assesses. So ultimately it will save time.
CBDT said it constantly endeavours to provide better taxpayer services and reduce taxpayer grievances. New schemes and e-initiatives to educate taxpayers and deliver tax payer services in an effective manner are key to this effort.
Aaykar Setu app contains various tools for tax, live chat for help, updates and important links for various processes and more. With registering your mobile number to the website, one can receive text message alerts.
In the last few years, the Income tax department is trying to reduce physical interaction and harassment so that taxpayers feel easy.
What is the Aaykar Setu mobile app?
Aaykar Setu is Android application which enables tax payments, tracking of TDS, filing for PAN, linking Aadhaar with PAN and more.
It saves the time as one can perform these activities from their mobile phones.
How to download the Aaykar Setu:
Aaykar Setu doesn’t require sign up or account creation. This is the first mobile app by CBDT. You can download it following these simple steps.
Give a missed call on the number 7306525252.
So you will receive a message from IT Department. It will have a link.
Click on the link, it will take you to Google Play Store where you can download the Aaykar Setu app.
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