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Steps to Upload ITR on e-Filing website

To Upload ITR , please follow the below steps:

A. Prepare and submit ITR Online

To Prepare and Submit ITR Online, please follow the below steps :

Step by Step Guide
Step 1Login to e-Filing website with User ID, Password, Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation and Captcha.
Step 2 Go to e-File and click on "Prepare and Submit ITR Online".

Only ITRs 1 and 4S can be filled online

Step3 Select the Income Tax Return Form ITR 1 / ITR 4S and the Assessment Year.
Step4 Fill in the details and click the "Submit" button.
Step5 Upload Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), if applicable.

Please ensure the DSC is registered with e-Filing.

Step6 Click on "Submit" button.
Step7 On successful submission, ITR-V would be displayed (if DSC is not used). Click on the link and download the ITR-V. ITR-V will also be sent to the registered email. If ITR is uploaded with DSC, the Return Filing process is complete.

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e-verify your income tax return

Taxpayers can e-verify the return at the time of uploading the ITR form. In case the tax payer has already uploaded the return, he can still e-verify the same through "e-File >e-Verify Return" option after login. The mot commnly used two methods available to e-verify the return are.

1. Through Aadhaar OTP

To generate Aadhaar OTP, Taxpayer's PAN and Aadhaar must be linked. An OTP is generated and sent to the mobile number registered with Aadhaar. Enter the OTP and click "submit" after which success page will be displayer.

2. By login to e-Filing through net banking

Steps to verify your return using your Netbanking account:

Step by Step Guide
Step 1 Login to your Netbanking account and locate the income tax e-filing tab. This differs from bank to bank. You will be redirected straight to the Department website from here.
Step 2Select the "View Returns/ Forms" option to see e-filed tax returns.
Step 3Select the option "Click here to view your returns pending for e-verification"
Step 4Select the option "e-verify".
Step 5A new pop-up window appears. Click on "Continue" to generate EVC and get your income tax return verified.
Step 6A confirmation message will be displayed with a transaction ID and EVC code. Click on the green button to download the attachment. This is for your record only. No further action is required.

If you have successfully e-verified you don't have to submit the physical ITR-V to CPC, Bengaluru.

OR

The return is not uploaded with DSC and not e-verified, the ITR-V Form should be printed, signed and submitted to CPC within 120 days from the date of e-Filing. The return will be processed only upon receipt of signed ITR-V. Please check your emails / SMS for reminders on non-receipt of ITR-V. This ends the process of preparing & submitting ITR Online by Taxpayer.

B. Prepare the Return using the downloaded Software

Step by Step Guide
Step 1Download the ITR preparation software for the relevant assessment year to your PC / Laptop from the "Downloads" page.
Step 2Prepare the Return using the downloaded Software.
  • Gather all the information regarding your income, tax payments, deductions etc.
  • Pre-populate the personal details and tax payments/TDS by clicking on the 'Pre-fill' button. Compare with the information you have to ensure that nothing is left out.
  • Enter all data and click on 'Calculate' to compute the tax and interest liability and final figure of Refund or Tax payable
  • If Tax is payable- remember to pay immediately and enter the details in appropriate schedule. Repeat above step so that tax payable becomes zero
  • Generate and save the Income Tax Return data in XML format in the desired path/place on your PC/Laptop.
  • Step 3 Login to e-Filing website with User ID, Password, Date of Birth /Date of Incorporation and enter the Captcha code.
    Step 4 Go to e-File and click on "Upload Return".
    Step 5 Select the appropriate ITR, Assessment Year and XML file previously saved in Step 2 (using browse button).
    Step 6 Upload Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), if applicable. Please ensure the DSC is registered with e-Filing.
    Step 7 Click on "Submit" button.
    Step 8 On successful submission, ITR-V would be displayed (if DSC is not used). Click on the link and download the ITR-V. ITR-V will also be sent to the registered email. If ITR is uploaded with DSC, the Return Filing process is complete.

    OR

    The return is not uploaded with DSC, the ITR-V Form should be printed, signed and submitted to CPC within 120 days from the date of e-Filing. The return will be processed only upon receipt of signed ITR-V. Please check your emails/SMS for reminders on .non-receipt of ITR-V. Upload Income Tax Return process is complete now.

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    Step by step guide placed here is taken out from the the official website of Income Tax Department. In case of any doubt / clarification please visit the website of Income Tax Department.