Taxsmile.com, an authorised e-Return Intermediary, has tied up with Café Coffee Day to set up newly-launched Automated Tax Filing (ATF) machine at the latter’s outlets.
The machine can prepare and file e-returns based on a customer’s input for a fee of Rs 250. Operating the ATF is like using an ATM. The service has been rolled out in Mumbai and Bangalore with 50 ATFs and will soon be launched in Delhi and Pune.
Of the four crore tax returns filed last year, only 1.62 crore were through the electronic mode.
For tax payers who have not registered for digital signature, Taxsmile provides a drop box to collect the ITRV (income tax return verification) form signed by the customer and submit it to the I-T Department. Taxsmile will also assist taxpayers in case any query is raised by the department.
Taxsmile added 70,000 new members this year to its existing base of five lakh customers. Besides Café Coffee Day, ATFs will also be available at BPOs and major government offices.
In a bid to maximise the utilisation and beat the seasonality, Taxsmile is also helping small and medium enterprises file their service tax and value-added tax returns on ATF. Data pertaining to tax returns are stored in an encrypted form with high level security which requires digital signature for even a Taxsmile employee.