With the Income Tax Return filing deadline coming to an end on December 31, citizens can visit their nearest Common Services Centers (CSC) to e-file their returns seamlessly. CSC, an SPV under the Ministry of Electronics & IT, has readied 75,000 centres mainly in urban and semi- urban areas which are currently giving this facility across the country.

This year we have made this facility available at more than 75,000 CSCs across the country. CSC has been engaged in assisting citizens file their e-returns since 2015 with the help of companies, Tax2Win and TaxGenius, said CSC Managing Director Dr. Dinesh Tyagi.

For the financial year 2020-21, around 10 lakh citizens have so far availed the ITR filing service from CSCs across the country. We are giving special emphasis this year and hope to see 25 lakh citizens filing their income tax return through CSCs, Dr. Tyagi added.

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For e-filing the returns, citizens can visit the CSC with their PAN Card, Aadhaar, Residential Address proof, details of source of income, and Bank Account Number. Once the details are uploaded by the Village Level Entrepreneur managing the CSC, the citizen receives a call from the companies asking for additional details.

After complete details are submitted, the ITR is filed within 3-7 days and e verified. The citizen then receives acknowledgment of the ITR and the computation by mail. Customer receives acknowledgment and computation by mail.

Within 20-25 days, TDS money is refunded to the citizen in his/ her bank account.

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