Indian Tax Department introduced new app “Aaykar Setu”


Indian Tax Department on Monday launched an app allowing taxpayers perform basic functions through their smartphone.

Indian Tax Department introduced new app “Aaykar Setu”

Indian Tax Department introduced new app “Aaykar Setu”

Not only the youth but also the govt. of India is also promoting the digitalisation, here on Monday Indian Tax Dept. has introduced a new app “Aaykar Setu” for the taxpayers. The aim of this application is to help the tax payers and let them perform some basic functions.

The app was launched by the finance minister Arun Jaitley. The app will also allow the people to add their PAN Card along with the 12 digit Aadhar Card (UID Card). Although the app is not available right now for the desktop CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) is planning to make it available soon. The app is available to download from the Android Store.

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“This is a very important step forward by the CBDT and the principal reason being technology as a very powerful tool becomes an enabler” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said regarding the app.

The app is not only available at the play store rather the application is able to be downloaded by giving a missed call to 7306525252.

The app offers a live chat facility in the form of a ‘Chatbot’ from 10 am to 6 pm which will provide the solution to queries of taxpayers relating to PAN, TAN, TDS, return filing, refund status and tax payments.

The taxpayers will also be able to receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms and notifications on mobile numbers registered with the ITD. All taxpayers who wish to receive such SMS alerts are advised to register their mobile numbers in the Aaykar Setu.

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Steps to download the application: –

  • Go to the Play Store.
  • Search “Aaykar Setu” in the search bar.
  • Click install now.
  • Wait for the app to be downloaded.
  • Or give miss call to
  • And click to download the app.


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