The income tax return filing website will not be available for taxpayers for at least six days, starting from June 1. The Income Tax department has recently informed that it would launch a new website for filing tax returns on June 7. “In preparation for this launch and for migration activities, the existing portal of the Department at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in would not be available for a brief period of six days from June 1 to June 6," the Income Tax Department said in a statement.
The transition from the old portal—www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in—to the new one—www.incometaxgov.in—will be completed and made operational from June 7, the tax department mentioned.
“We are excited to be moving to the new e-Filing portal from 7th June, 2021 onwards. The new portal, designed to be more user friendly, will have several new features and enhancements. Stay Tuned!” the Income Tax department further said on social media platform Twitter.
The existing portal will also be unavailable for the income tax department officers during this period. “All officers may be directed to fix any hearing or compliances only from June 10 onwards to give taxpayers time to respond to the new system," it said.