What are the drawbacks of portals that facilitate Self-ITR filing services

Nowadays, self- Assisted -ITR filing portals are emerging and chosen by a large number of people.

But, our population is not aware that the same can be done through our official income tax portal and you don’t need to take the help of any such portal or website.

While filing your income tax return (ITR) on self-assisted portals or self-filing on our Income tax website can be felt convenient and time-saving, there are some potential drawbacks to consider:

1. Limited guidance: Self-assisted portals may lack comprehensive guidance or personalized support compared to consult a tax professional. They generally provide standard instructions, but they may not cover specific situations or complex tax scenarios. If you have unique circumstances or are unsure about certain tax provisions, you may miss out on potential deductions or make mistakes.

2. Limited expertise: Self-assisted portals are designed to accommodate a wide range of users with varying levels of tax knowledge. However, they may not be suitable for individuals with complex tax situations, such as those with multiple sources of income, investment properties, or businesses. In such cases, it is advisable to seek professional advice to ensure accurate reporting and compliance with tax laws.

3. Increased risk of errors: Filing your ITR requires attention to detail and knowledge of tax laws and regulations. While self-assisted portals provide pre-filled forms and automated calculations, the responsibility for accurately entering the information rests with the taxpayer. Mistakes in reporting income, deductions, or other details could result in penalties, interest, or even legal consequences.

4. Data security concerns: When using self-assisted portals, you are required to provide personal and financial information, which could be at risk if the portal’s security measures are inadequate or if the portal itself is compromised. It is essential to ensure that the portal you use has robust security protocols in place to protect your sensitive data.

5. Limited scope of services: Self-assisted portals may be primarily focused on tax filing and may not offer additional services that a tax professional can provide. For example, tax professionals can assist with tax planning, identifying potential deductions or credits, and resolving complex tax issues. They can also represent you in case of an audit or other tax-related matters.

Ultimately, the decision to use a self-assisted portal or seek professional assistance depends on the complexity of your tax situation, your level of comfort with tax laws, and your preference for convenience versus personalized support.

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