13 Best Online Tax Filing Sites / Service in India 2018

How do you file your income tax return every year? Do you file your it return by own or take some tax consultants help or prefer a income tax efiling website? Is your tax consultant able to attend you on-time and provide income tax efiling status accordingly?

As e filing of income tax is mandatory for people who have a taxable income in a financial year, one have to file tax return on time and send the ITR V form duly signed to CPC Bangalore to complete the process. As per new process, you can do the acknowledge the ITR using the Aadhaar OTP process also without sending any courier.

But many people find it difficult to track the date of efiling of income tax and even forget to send the ITR acknowledgement to CPC Bangalore. For them I think the best option is to take help from any of the third party income tax e filing websites or services in India and stay relax entire year.

Why Income tax efiling websites are best alternative?

There are many doubts whether to file income tax return free via IT department’s website or choose a paid service from any of the popular income tax efiling website.

Do you know the with launch of new ITR forms, it has become quite difficult to provide all necessary information and fill the form with 100% accurate data?

In that case, why do you want to take any chance? Of course you can fil your form by own if you have good knowledge and time to spend. But most people file IT return on a hurry in last minute only.

So for this people, it is better to choose any of these income tax efiling website and provide for 16 and other necessary documents to them. They have a very good team of tax consultants and Chartered accountant who will help to process your application.

Top 13 Online Tax Filing Service in India 2018

Before proceeding further, let me clear one thing that this is not a sponsored post. I am writing this article as I have taken services from 2 of the below mentioned websites and really feeling happy that my IT return is completing every year on time. You should check out few tips while choosing a efiling site.

I have included IT department’s website on top as one can file income tax return free. Followed by other 12 paid websites for income tax efiling online this year.

Website Name Website Address Min Cost
IT Dept Website incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in FREE
Tax Spanner Taxspanner.com Rs 449.00
Clear Tax Cleartax.in Rs 599, For Women & Sr. Citizen Free
Trutax Trutax.in Free
Tax Chanakya Taxchanakya.com Rs 150
My It Return Myitreturn.com Rs 299
Make My Returns Makemyreturns.com Rs 100
Tax Munshi Taxmunshi.com Rs 249
Tax Manager Taxmanager.in Rs 250 + tax
Tax Shax Taxshax.com Rs 181
Tax Smile Taxsmile.com Rs 500
HR Block Hrblock.in Rs 499
Vittena Vittena.com Rs 280

Note: Among them one of the link is not working now, but able to open few times back. Do you have another service player with which I can replace this name?

How much an income tax efiling website charge?

As per my knowledge, I found various websites are charging a very nominal fee of Rs 300-500 for a salaried people with regular investment profile. It will increase according as per one’s investment profile only.

The more diversified investment means, more complex income tax calculation and they will charge more.

As this is an yearly activity, I believe this amount is absolutely acceptable. In case any mistake in IT return or declaring your income, it may cause income tax penalty in future.

Tips To File Your IT Return Free Using These Website

It’s very simple actually. Almost all the websites are offering a free tax filing plan also in which you just have to upload your Form 16 and complete the process. As I said earlier, this is for a straight forward salaried person who is investing in typical 80C investments and everything has been captured in the form 16 itself.

Frankly speaking I have used couple of them just to check how the service or interface they are providing. All of them are good as there is nothing to provide extraordinary. They will simply ask you to provide form 16 and other documents and accordingly file your return.

On successful filing you have to take a print out of the ITR V and send it to CPC Bangalore. But remember, if you have Aadhar card, then as per new income tax efiling rules, you don’t have to send ITR V to CPC Bangalore. rather you can do that verification via mobile phone using your aadhar number.

But, if you really want to know how to file income tax return then try IT department’s website and try to file your own. It will be an awesome learning curve you.

Did you use any of these income tax efiling website? How was your experience? Are you satisfied with the money you have paid to them? Share all your experience and queries regarding income tax return here.

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  1. Hello Santanu,

    I was searching for useful articles related to income tax filing services and come across your post which is quite informational and based on your detailed analysis which seems to interesting for any taxpayers.
    I want to suggest you and take your attention towards the other leading e-file income tax services based website.
    Kindly check out the link http://www.trutax.in/
    It would be great if you can include and update this link in your blog.
    We are also looking forward to contributing towards your blog relating to latest income tax updates.

    Looking forward to your reply.


  2. Hello Santanu, This is really an awesome post, This is my first time i visit here, As i am looking for the information to file my income tax and i landed here, i have gone through many great informative sites, but here i found the best sites for free as well paid to return income tax efiling. Thanks for posting.

  3. Hi Santanu,

    My name is Priyank and I’m currently working with Quicko.com. I recently visited your blog mydailylifetips.com, and found some very useful information related to investment planning and IT. The content of your blog seems very comprehensive and interesting to read.

    Quicko is a service provide engaged in helping people efile their it returns for free. If you deem fir, you could replace the non-working link in this article with one for our website. http://www.quicko.com.

    Also, I was hoping you would consider us in contributing articles about topics related to taxes, taxing systems in India, etc. so that we can tap in to the audience you have. Is this something you would be interested in?

    Let me know what you think.


    1. Hi Priyanka,

      Its a nice website to file IT return for free. I have updated my list of efilling websites.
      You are most welcome to contribute useful articles related to income tax. For further communication, kindly drop us a mail via contact us page.
      Hope this is fine. 🙂

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