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Tax help on the web

Tax help on the web
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First Published: Mon, Jun 11 2007. 12 39 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Jun 11 2007. 12 39 AM IST
Incometaxindia.gov.in
The official website of the income tax (I-T) department, it is a complete guide to direct and indirect tax regulations, addresses of I-T offices across states, tax return forms, e-filing of tax returns, permanent account number (PAN) details and so on. All this information is available free of cost. The website has also started a blog service to get feedback, suggestions and complaints from taxpayers. You only need to register to start contributing to the blog.
Taxsmile.com
It offers complete online tax management services to all kind of taxpayers. The Easyfiler service on the site helps you file tax returns. You simply need to answer some questions related to tax filing. Another highlight of the site, the TaxSaver service, helps you minimize your tax liability. The minimum charge for any of the services is Rs250. Taxsmile.com also has a news section that is regularly updated with the latest developments in the taxation area.
Taxshax.com
Started by a Pune-based company, this site is run by a team of software and I-T experts. It helps tax consultants manage documents of their clients and helps individual taxpayers in filing tax returns. You can use the services of this website only if you fulfil the nine parameters listed on the website. The minimum charge for a standard package of services is Rs174, the maximum charge is Rs524. You are provided advisory services for all the seven income heads, such as income from salary, property and agricultural income, if you opt for the Rs524 package. Kotak Bank customers can avail of the services of the website at almost half the rate as the company has recently tied up with the website.
Etaxesindia.com
Started by a group of chartered accountants and a technology services company, its services include salary structuring, tax planning and e-filing of tax returns as well as a news service about I-T notifications. It also offers financial planning services such as information of various products, tax and equated monthly instalment (EMI) calculators.
Easitax.com
Designed by a Chennai-based technology company, this site assists in e-filing of tax returns. The site boasts a regular clientele of employees from around 50 companies.
Taxmann.com
It’s the online version of tax and corporate law-related books. The website provides a complete guide to direct and indirect tax rules. For individual taxpayers, it provides tax calculators, I-T notifications and tax return forms among other information.
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First Published: Mon, Jun 11 2007. 12 39 AM IST