How to file your income tax online?

Here’s what you should know

Though the amount of income tax to be paid varies from person to person based on his or her occupational and financial income, filing income tax return is mandatory for everyone whose annual income exceeds the exemption limit of 2.5 lakhs/year. Being an early bird may save you from the troubles of a last minute rush to file your returns; but if you are unable to visit the nearest income tax office, then you also have an option of filing income tax online. Gone are the days, when people had to make visits to the income tax office and stand in long queue waiting for their turn to file an income tax return. Now, you can file income tax on your own by following these simple steps;

 

1. Register

Go to http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/.

Click the “Register Yourself” tab. You will be directed to a page, where you need to fill your professional or occupational details and click on Continue.

Fill your personal details, which include your Permanent Account Number (PAN), Name, and Date of Birth. Click Continue.

You will be directed to a Registration Form.

Fill out the contact and password details, which include Email Id and Contact number. Click on the Verification Link sent on Email Id, and fill out the mobile pin that has been sent on the Contact number provided by you. You should now have successfully registered.

 

2. Login

Login in with your User ID, which is your Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Type in your password and click Login.

 

3. File Income Tax Return

Before you file an Income Tax Return, do take a look at Form 26AS or your tax credit statement, so that you can tally Form 16 which relates  to taxable income.

Click on Quick e-file ITR; choose appropriate income tax form and financial year.

Your will be directed to a page, where you need to fill all your personal, income and tax associated details.

Once you have filled all the details; submit.

A pop-up will appear asking for your Adhaar-card (UID) details and send a pin to the registered contact number for verification.

 

4. Acknowledgement

After successful submission, acknowledgment detail will be displayed on your account.

Click the link to view acknowledgment details and also generate a printout of the form.

 

In case you fail to verify via an Adhaar Card, you will be required to verify via internet banking.  If both the attempts of verification fail, you would have to send the downloaded and signed ITR Verification acknowledgment form within 120 days of filing income tax returns to the relevant Income tax office.

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