ClearTax launches offline mode 2G mobile app to file taxes

NEW DELHI: India’s leading Income Tax Returns e-filing website ClearTax has launched its mobile app. The newly launched app will carry all the functionalities of the ClearTax web platform; users can upload their Form 16s and the app automatically prepares their tax returns. An added advantage of the app is that it comes with an offline sync feature, allowing taxes to be filed even in commute without Internet. The details are uploaded to the server as soon as there is Internet connectivity.

In addition to uploading their Form 16s and generating their tax returns, the ClearTax mobile app users will be able to check their refund status, calculate their taxes and generate rent receipts. The ClearTax mobile app is currently available on Android platform.

Speaking on the launch, Archit Gupta Founder & CEO, ClearTax, said, “Technology today has reached a stage where almost our entire world is contained within our Smartphone’s. Be it clothes, goods or even groceries, most of our shopping takes place through mobile apps, while even a major chunk of our professional and personal communications take place through Smartphone’s. We are confident that the launch of a dedicated mobile app will go a long way in our endeavors to simplify taxes and make the financial lives of Indian consumers easier.”

The understanding for such a development came through ClearTax’s analysis of its internal data. Out of around 1 million users that e-filed their tax returns through the website, nearly 4% did it through the mobile website. This identification of a market gap led to the development of the ClearTax mobile app. This year the company is targeting over 5 lakh tax returns filed through the app alone.

“Smartphone’s are today being used by Indians from all walks of life as they migrate to a digital medium, something which has been facilitated by high-speed Internet accessibility. It was but natural for us to help our consumers complete their tax returns on their phones as well. Not only will this enable better efficiency of process, but will also add greatly to the overall consumer convenience, specially the feature to tackle intermittent Internet connectivity,” adds Archit Gupta.

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