IT Dept to hold special camp in Delhi to help taxpayers file returns
The Income Tax Department has announced that it will hold an eight-day special camp here from today to help taxpayers file their income tax returns (ITRs).
The camp will be held at the civic centre I-T building, near Connaught Place. It will function till August 31 during office hours, with Saturdays and Sundays, falling between these days, being open.
Special counters are being organized to facilitate small tax payers having salary or pension income and help them in filing paper returns.
A statement from the Central Board of Direct Taxes said, taxpayers may note that for the assessment year 2015-16, corresponding to the financial year 2014-15, e-filing of return of income is mandatory for persons whose total income exceeds 5 lakh rupees or if the return contains a claim for refund.
Paper returns in such cases will not be accepted. The statement, however, added that the income limit of five lakh rupees and claim of refund will not apply to taxpayer over the age of 80 years deriving salary or pension income. It said, in such cases paper returns will be accepted.
The department said there will be special facilitation counters for senior citizens and differently-abled persons during the camp period which will be manned by I-T officials and other trained manpower. Facilities like helpdesk, assistance of Tax Return Preparers, TRPs, UTI and NSDL counters, banking, tax payment facility, PAN verification counters, drinking water and emergency medical aid will be available at the venue.
The last date for filing I-T returns for the assessment year 2015-16 and the corresponding financial year 2014-15 is August 31st.
The CBDT said, similar facilitation counters are being set up in other metropolitan cities based on the local requirement. Other category of taxpayers can file their ITRs through the official e-filing website of the department.