Income tax returns: Apps that make filing easy

Hello Tax

Hello Tax is an easy and quick way to file your tax return and stay updated with your income-tax information. The basic purpose of this app is to reduce the time in filing returns, increase efficiency and effectiveness of the filing process and facilitate the same at minimum price. Mostly used by the salaried person, the service is offered for free for the first year and a nominal fee is levied thereafter. The app comes with some interesting features such as quick file ITR, quick refund status, transaction history, tax calculator, PAN card details, document storage.

ClearTax

This app helps individuals to file their returns with their mobile device (smartphone or a tablet). Based on some of the basic details provided by you, the platform’s rule engine selects the right form for you. You can even import details from your Form 26AS and Form 16 into the app while filing your tax returns. An interesting feature of this app is that you can work on your tax details even when there is no internet connection; you can enter all your details in offline mode and the moment your device gets connected to the internet, the app automatically syncs the details to server. The app also helps in checking refund status, calculate taxes and generates rent receipts.

myITreturn

With myITreturn, you can quickly calculate your income-tax, know the status of your e-filed income-tax return, check the status of your income tax refund, even find your assessing officer and receive timely app notifications etc. This app helps calculate tax payable for the current year and also gives a time line for previous tax returns and refunds.  You can check the status of your five years returns along with confirmation of receipts of signed ITR V receipt by the IT department.

Income Tax eFiling

This app is an extension of web version of income tax eFiling from the government. The app provides a comprehensive and one-stop source of information related to e-filing of income tax returns and forms as well as status of processing refunds to the tax payers. With this app, the government aims to promote m-governance and offer services like filing income tax returns on the go, but you need to have a decent level of understanding about income tax rules and regulation.

Crazyreturn

The app allows users to not only e-file their IT return, they can calculate their projected tax liability using income tax calculator. Users can just enter their income and deduction details and the tax calculator will calculate their tax liability. To do that, a user needs to first login to the app, select the suitable IT return filing plan and upload the income and deduction proofs required for tax return filing.

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