Filing Returns through Private Portals
If you find the task daunting, you may also take the help of private portals like taxsmile.com, cleartax. in and myitreturn.com that facilitate filing of returns. Typically, these portals charge a fee depending on the service level on offer. The basic variant typically costs around Rs 250 to Rs 300.
The private portals essentially offer two types of plans: one, where you are required to complete the process on your own, and two, where the portal's helpdesk assists you. If your returns filing is complex and detailed, consider opting for this assistance. But you will have to pay a fee of Rs 299 to Rs 1,500, depending on the site and your requirements. Those earning less than Rs 5 lakh are offered this service for free.