What is TRP Scheme?
To assist small and medium taxpayers in preparation of their return of income and other income tax related issues, the Government of India has designed the Tax Return Preparer Scheme (TRP Scheme). Under the TRP Scheme, the Government of India authorizes tax professionals called as the Tax Return Prepares (TRPs). The Scheme is managed by the Income Tax Department. The Tax Return Preparer Scheme (TRPS) was launched by the Government during the year 2006-07 to train unemployed and partially employed graduates from select disciplines such as, Law, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Commerce and Management/Business Administration.
What is the objective of TRP Scheme?
The objective of TRP Scheme is to reduce the cost of compliance for taxpayers and encourage them to comply with tax laws.
The scheme also aims to create awareness about the tax laws amongst small and marginal taxpayers and to encourage community participation to improve awareness and increase compliance.
The scheme also provides self-employment opportunities to unemployed graduates who would assist the taxpayers in preparing and filing their tax returns.
Who can act as a TRP?
Candidates between the age of twenty-one (21) and thirty-five (35) years of age who are having a bachelor's degree from a recognized university in Law/Economics/Statistics/ Mathematics/Commerce/Management Business Administration can apply for qualifying as a TRP.
The Income Tax Department periodically conducts the examination for TRPs. Candidates who undergo the prescribed training and who successfully clear the examination are authorized to act as TRPs.
Who can avail the service of TRP?
Any Individual/Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), who is resident in India and whose accounts are not required to be audited under section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961, or under any other law for the time being in force can furnish his Income Tax Return after getting it prepared through a TRP.
A revised return under section 139 (5) can be furnished through a TRP only if Original return was furnished through same or any other TRP.
Returns in response to notice under section 142(1)(i) or section 148 or section 153A cannot be furnished through a TRP.
From where can locate my nearest TRP?
www.trpscheme.com to locate your nearest TRP or call the Toll Free No. 1800-10-23738 to find out the contact details of TRP located near you
Can I request a TRP to visit at my home and assist me in tax related issues?
Yes, you can avail the service of a TRP by relaxing at your home. You can request the TRP to visit at your home and to provide you his valuable service. TRP Home Visit is presently available in 70 cities across India. You need to just follow the following steps:
- Contact the TRP help desk at 18001023738 and briefly indicate the assistance required by you.
- specify a convenient date and time for the visit of the TRP.
- The Help Desk will forward your query to the nearest available TRP and fix the appointment telephonically.
- TRP will visit you and render assistance to you.
- TRP can collect a nominal fee from the taxpayers subject to a maximum of Rs. 250 per return prepared by him.
Does the Income-tax Department provide facility of online tax help?
To enable the general public to solve their tax related issues, the Income-tax Department provides the facility of "Online Tax Help". To avail this facility just fill in your tax-related query along with contact details and mail your query to
Your query will be resolved by tax experts through e-mail within 24 hours.
For more details visit www.trpscheme.com