Dec 06, 2018
ITR forms will soon be pre-filled for you: CBDT’s Sushil Chandra
The process of filing tax returns will soon become a lot easier, with the tax department planning to introduce pre-filled fields based on information already available with it, cutting out the tediousness of this annual chore.Data available from entities that deduct tax at source such as employers and banks would be used to offer pre-filled tax return forms to people, Sushil Chandra, chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), said, adding that work on this project was on. A pre-filled return could be submitted directly or after modification, he said.The new form is aimed at encouraging people, who are daunted by the complexity of the process, to file their taxes. It’s also part of the department’s efforts to present a taxpayer-friendly interface and give officials fewer discretionary powers.