Monday, June 30

Legal Solution to Restriction of 4 Email IDs for Incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in account

Recently, on www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in , assessee is compulsorily required to get its email ID and password registered. Further, maximum permissible usage of each of them is 4 times only. It is creating a nightmare for professionals, when we know that most of the assessees in India do not have email ID. So, nowadays professionals have started to create additional email IDs. This takes substantial time and in future we have to remember those IDs and their passwords.

But the solution is found out. This benefit is available to Gmail users and only those domain users whose domain admin ignore .(dot) in the email ID.





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How to solve the problem-

If my email ID is team.cahelpers@gmail.com, then Gmail considers it as teamcahelpers@gmail.com, so even if you write t.e.a.m.c.a.h.e.l.p.e.r.s@gmail.com or teamCA.helpers@gmail.com or team.CA.helpe.rs@gmail.com or whatever combination of using .(dot) in teamcahelpers@gmail.com, the mail comes to the same ID only. This thing made us think over the solution in this line. And to our surprise the solution was workable!

The solution found in this Gmail Help link post (find the link here, under the question 1) -
"Sometimes you may receive a message sent to an address that looks like yours but has a different number or arrangement of periods. While we know it might be unnerving if you think someone else's mail is being routed to your account, don't worry: both of these addresses are yours.
Gmail doesn't recognize dots as characters within usernames, you can add or remove the dots from a Gmail address without changing the actual destination address; they'll all go to your inbox, and only yours. In short:
  • homerjsimpson@gmail.com = hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com
  • homerjsimpson@gmail.com = HOMERJSIMPSON@gmail.com
  • homerjsimpson@gmail.com = Homer.J.Simpson@gmail.com
All these addresses belong to the same person. You can see this if you try to sign in with your username, but adding or removing a dot from it. You'll still go to your account.
If you get mail that seems to be intended for someone else, it's likely that the sender entered the wrong address, just like if you've ever dialed a wrong phone number for someone. In these cases, we suggest contacting the original sender or website when possible to alert them to the mistake.
One last thing: Google Apps does recognize dots. If you'd like to have a dot in your username, please ask your domain administrator to add your preferred username as a nickname."

Because while Gmail considers the ID with using or without using .(dot) as same, at the same time, www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in considers all these IDs as different IDs, so you can use each of them 4 times. And you will receive mails of the IDs on your mail, i.e. teamcahelpers@gmail.com in our case!

But the same time if your organization uses Google Apps for email and you have personal organizational IDs, which get opened in Gmail, say xyz.1@abcandco.com and the org. has opted for Gmail Apps and your email works on Gmail, then there is a bad news, read the last line in solution, in RED colour. Google Apps do support .(dot). So if this is the case, then xyz1@abcandco.com xy.z1@abcandco.com and xyz.1@abcandco.com are different.

To cross check, if your email ID is say info@gmail.com and it is already used for 4 times, then you may now write as i.nfo@gmail.com and check your account, you will get the email and now see the “To” address in that mail, it will be i.nfo@gmail.com

So, now enjoy the E-filing!

Note:
This Solution is legal as this is the system configuration of Google and IT Dept. which are different. And IT Dept. can not stop this because unlike GMAIL many other big mail sites recognize .(dot) as a character in your ID. So till Dept. finds any solution to it, just relax and efile!

There is no solution to mobile no. restriction of maximum use till 4 times, and as such we do not have any problem with it even, as almost every assessee have one in our country as of today!

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