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What is Aaykar Setu app? How to download? Key features of Aaykar Setu?

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Aaykar Setu is a new android app created by Central Board of Direct Taxes to track all your tax related information in one place using your PAN. This smart phone app will help you to file tax returns, to pay taxes, to seek tax refunds, to apply for a PAN etc. and also to provide all other important tax information at your fingertips.

how to download Aaykar Setu app

What is Aaykar Setu app?

‘Aayakar’ means Income tax and the word ‘Setu’ means Bridge. The main purpose is to provide better taxpayer services like directly communicate and reduce grievances with the tax payers in India. 

Also read: How to Open a Bank Account in DigiBank DPS app?

How to download Aaykar Setu app

Currently, Aaykar Setu app is only available for android users from Google play store and can also be downloaded by giving missed call to 7306525252. After giving the missed call, you will receive a message with a link to download this app.

This app is free for users and don’t have any kind of ads. It is a really light weight app where you can easily use it on slow networks and basic devices. 

Most important features of Aaykar Setu app

Here some of the important features of Aaykar Setu App that you shouldn’t miss

1. You can find tax tools to help in calculating your tax amount and you can also ask queries related to your IT returns from experts through this module.

2. Taxpayers who wish to receive important updates like tax dates, forms etc. can register their mobile numbers in this app to get regular notifications. 

3. The most important feature of Aaykar Setu app is ‘Chatbot’ service, taxpayers can live chat ‘Chatbot’ service from 10 am to 6 pm for their queries related to PAN, TAN, tax filing etc. 

4. Users can also directly file their complaint/grievances related to any IT issue under ‘Got a problem’ section. 

5. With this app you can easily link your PAN with your 12 digit Aadhaar number. This is a mandatory step for all PAN holders.

6. Another useful tool is TRP (Tax return Preparer), this tool allows you to locate nearest TRP. Tax Return Preparer’s helps tax payer in preparing and filing the income tax returns. You can also locate tax payment service (TPS) offices across India in less than a minute here.

Final thoughts

The best part of this app is that it allows us to use the app without any registration or signup. So any newbie or anyone having basic knowledge of internet can also use it without any hassle. The interface of this app is far better than other government apps but it still needs improvement. Also note that this is a browser based app. Hence, for most of the features you will be redirected to your browser. These browser pages are not very responsive and you have to zoom to read it.

Overall it is a very important step by the government, now tax payers can easily carry out many basic tax related tasks from their smartphone.

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