Simplified Tax filing with H&R Block
It is July and for those who pay taxes every year, this is a period of time where we become busy with our Form 16 and other associated tax filing activities. Earlier, we used to seek the help of some professionals who would file the Saral form for us for a fee. Gone are those days now and with the introduction of E-Tax filing through https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, anyone can file their tax online.
I would like to introduce to you an even easier way through which I filed my taxes this year and that too absolutely free of cost. H&R block is a world wide tax filing company operating in almost all the countries of the world. They have an India specific site https://www.hrblock.in, through which all of us in India can file our taxes very easily.
All that you need to do is register in this website, fill up the data that they ask for (usual data about yourself), upload your form 16 and associated documents if any, and wait for their agent to do the filing for you. It works like a magic. They have a great chat mechanism as well as email and SMS alerts.
I had to file my taxes with two form 16 documents this year as I switched companies. All I did was enrolled in the portal, uploaded both my form 16 pdf files, and submitted it. Within 15 minutes, their agent called me for confirmation. The very next day, he prepared the tax summary and asked me to authorize it for tax filing. Once I authorized, in the next 6 hours my tax was filed and the ITR file was ready to be downloaded.
They also arrange to send the hard copies to Bangalore through speed post. All of this at zero cost. A very commendable service indeed. I would highly recommend everyone to try this out. They have a very good help and FAQ section to guide you through the tax filing process.