Why E-file Income Tax Returns Yourself

It’s convenient. It’s free. It’s easy.

Frankly, the question shouldn’t be “Why?” It should be “Why not?” You’ve been shopping for clothes, gadgets and jewellery online, among other things. You’re now even buying groceries online. You’re staying in touch with your family online. So, there is no reason why you should not file your income tax returns (ITR) also online.

E-filing ITR is convenient

No one likes government offices. Imagine having to go to the Income Tax Office with a ton of documents to stand in line to file your taxes? Doesn’t sound fun at all. Sure, you could send someone to do that for you, but why put anyone through all that trouble when you can e-file your returns from the comfort of your home or office using the clearTax e-filing system. You can do it from a computer or on your smartphone.

E-file tax returns for free

Filing your tax returns online doesn’t cost a single rupee. Filing physically involves the printing of paper, expenses to reach the Income Tax Office and probably even a fee that you would have to pay to your CA. If you file your returns online, you incur zero costs. You won’t even use a lot of internet bandwidth or data if you use the minimal clearTax interface.

E-filing tax returns is easy

Gone are the times when filing tax returns was a complex and tedious process. E-filing through the clearTax website is as easy as filling out a simple form. We have designed our interface in an intuitive way to guide you through the process in a smooth manner. We’ll tell you where you need to enter what and show you where you need to make corrections.

Of course, for some taxpayers–those earning more than Rs 10 lakh a year and businesses–e-filing is mandatory. But even they can benefit by using the clearTax website. For most taxpayers, it will take around 5 minutes to complete the process.

Further advantages of e-filing your returns is that you get faster refunds from the Income Tax Department and you have a backup of your documents online for easy download whenever you need them.

Check out our comprehensive guide on e-filing income tax returns and learn why clearTax is the easiest way to file your returns in India.

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