From many last years, filing income tax return has remained a very cumbersome activity for tax payers in India. First of all, people are required to fill detailed forms and second they are required to fight with the slow process of filing a return. To solve this problem, Income tax department has introduced e-filing of income tax return. With the help of e-filing people can easily file income tax returns online in just 5 minutes 24 hours a day. If people have digital signatures then they can submit their returns online without visiting any of income tax department. People who do not have digital signatures; they can also submit their returns online but they are required to submit one form manually to nearest income tax office in next fifteen days. Therefore, e-filing of income tax provides a great option in front of people to file their returns easily and without any hassle in just few minutes. Below, people can go through step by step guide on how to file e-return.
E-return filing tutorial-
Step 1- First step is to visit https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, a website created by Income tax department to file e-return.
Step 2- On this page, people can get download option on the left side bar of page. Here people are required to first select year of return filing and then corresponding category e.g. individual, firms, companies etc.
Step 3- Download the corresponding ITR form and return preparation software applicable to you (this download is available free of cost).
Step 4- Fill ITR form offline with the help of return preparation software.
Step 5- After completing filling of this form, convert this form into XML file with the help of same return preparation software and finally, save it on your computer.
Step 6- Now again visit- https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and login to website if you already have login information or otherwise click register to generate login details.
Step 7- After signing into your home page with the help of login information, click on upload return button (available on left side of page).
Step 8- Here upload your XML file stored in your computer and add digital signature if you have one or otherwise only upload XML file. If only XML file is uploaded without digital signature then IRT-V verification cum acknowledgement form will be available to download which tax payers are required to submit to nearest income tax office within 15 days.
By following these simple steps, income tax return can be easily filed by any individual in just few minutes at any time and from any place.
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