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Thursday, July 16, 2009

TRP Scheme – Help in Filing Income Tax Returns

~ For TRPS Jobs, Read the last paragraph of this article ~

This is again the taxing time of the year. As I wrote earlier, there are many sites which help you file income tax returns.

Recently I came across a new initiative of Income Tax Department, which enhance the convenience of Tax Payers. It is called the Tax Return Preparer Scheme (TRPS). Under this scheme, Tax Payers can seek help from well trained Tax Return Preparer at a nominal fee.

Indian Income Tax Department in collaboration with NIIT and Taxmann started this initiative. Under this TRPS, Income Tax department trains unemployed and partially employed persons to assist small and medium taxpayers in preparing their returns of income has now entered its Second Phase. Currently, the service is planned to be extended to TDS returns and Service Tax returns

The Income Tax department claims that these well trained people will help tax payers at their preferred location, at a nominal fee.

So, if you want to use this service, here is how to locate your nearest Tax Return Preparer:
Dial All India Toll Free Number: 1-800-10-23738
Or visit the list of TRPs at

And, TRP is a good opportunity for unemployed people.
TRPs will receive 3% of the tax paid on the returns prepared & filed for every new assessee in the 1st year (subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/-), 2% in the second year and 1% in the third year and Rs. 250 for the returns prepared & filed for the old assessees.

So, if you want to become a TRP, pl. visit this page for details:

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