Filing income tax return (ITR) is a very important task that every tax payer have to do every year. But most of the Individual and HUF tax payers find it complicated, so to make this activity easy and reasonable for the tax payers Income tax department has initiated an ‘Income Tax Preparers Scheme’.
Under this scheme, Income tax department has trained some people to assist small and medium taxpayers in preparing there returns of income. Using this facility now tax payers can either call tax experts at there home for guidance to file there tax return online conveniently or can call them on the helpline number for assistance.
To make this service popular and in reach of common people, Income tax department has up a web portal where you can visit and apply for tax assistance the way you want i.e personal visit of tax expert at your home, online help or help desk assistance. To visit the website click HERE. If you choose to take help online, the taxpayer can fill his tax related query along with his contact details. The online query will be resolved by tax experts (TRPs) through e-mail or phone within 24 hours.
In case tax payer choose to make tax payer visit at home for tax assistance then you have to mention the date and time at which Tax Return Preparer (TRP) can visit at your home for assistance. After your request at web portal the help desk will forward your query to the nearest available TRP and fix the appointment telephonically. Then TRP will visit your place at appointed date and time and will charge a maximum of Rs 250 per return preparation from you (assesse).
Currently this service is available at selected ten ciities like Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Patna.
For any further information about this scheme you can call the TRP scheme call center at 1800-10-23738.