Good news for taxpayers across the country! India Post is now offering an easy solution to taxpayers. India Post is providing an option to pay income tax returns (ITR) at the nearest post office’s Common Services Centres (CSC) counters. The India Post has already made an announcement in this regard, which is a big relief for lakhs of salaried income tax payers across nation.
The India Post announced about the decision from its official twitter handle and said, “Now no need to travel far to file your income tax returns. You can easily access income tax return services at your nearest post office CSC counter.”
India Post announced the same from its official Twitter handle on July 14, it said, “now no need to travel far to file your income tax returns. You can easily access income tax return services at your nearest post office CSC counter”.
Post Office’s CSC counters spread across the country offer a number of financial services such as postal, banking, and insurance services to the people through a single point. These Post Office CSC counters offer a number of government services and information. The government also provides several other electronic services to the people under the Digital India programme.
— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) July 14, 2021
The move will benefit those taxpayers who cannot file returns because of connectivity issues. Taxpayers also have the option to file their returns through the website of the Income Tax Department.
An important part of the ‘Digital India Programme’, CSCs are the access points for delivery of various e-governance and business services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country. Many post offices are also working as CSCs.
To avail various financial services like postal, banking and insurance services, Post Office’s CSC counters across the nation work as a single access point for Indians. Through these Post Office CSC counters, an individual can get many other government benefits and information.
Under the Digital India programme, the Government of India (GoI) also provides various e-services to the Indian nationals apart from this. This India Post offer is in addition to the ITR e-filing option available at the new income tax website — www.incometax.gov.in.
India Post also provides various citizen-centric services through its vast network across the country. As of May 31, 2021, it had 13,352 Aadhaar enrolment and updation centre, while it was running 426 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras.