IT-Dept to Help Out Taxpayers for Filing Returns at Door Steps

Good news for taxpayers! In order to help out 3.5 crore tax payers in the country, income tax department had launched Tax Return Preparer (TRP) program for helping you out with preparing your tax returns. As per this program, a tax payer who needs help from an IT professional, can register online for a door step tax help (IT professional visits your home) or for an online tax help.

A Taxpayer just needs to visit so as to register for either home visit or online tax help, after which the experts recommended by the department will assist him in filing his income tax returns. The department said that, any queries of taxpayers will be resolved through e-mail or phone within 24 hours. If a taxpayer opts for home visit of the TRP, he needs to give details of date, time and venue.

A statement from Finance Ministry says that, the help desk will pass on the query of the taxpayer to the nearest available TRP and fix the appointment by telephone and then TRP will visit the taxpayer and render service. These TRPs will be allowed to collect fee up to Rs.250 per return preparation.

The facility for home visit would be available in few cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Lucknow, New Delhi and Patna. Other cities can avail this facility in the next phase.

For more information, taxpayers can call TRP scheme call centre at 1800-10-23738. This scheme is initiated to help small and marginal tax payers in filing returns of income. IT department said that, they also provide incentives to TRPs for preparing of returns. TRPs are self-employed graduates, trained by income tax department for filing of returns as well as TDS statements.

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