How to File Income Tax Returns Online For AY 2019-20
The IT Department has released an e-filing software for all ITR forms for the financial year 2017-18. Out of this only ITR-1 or ITR-4, can be filed completely online without downloading any software in Excel or Java. After keeping the required documents ready, file tax returns completely online by following these steps:
If you are already registered, login to your income tax account by providing your User ID (your PAN), Password and Captcha
Select the appropriate assessment year, ITR form name as ITR-1 or ITR-4 as per the applicability and submission mode as “Prepare and Submit Online”
If you had filed online ITR before, you can select details which will be automatically prefilled to the selected ITR form. Select those details which you want to be prefilled and click on “Continue”
Now you will be redirected to a page where you will start filling out the form. However, before you start filling the form, read the ‘ General Instructions‘ given at the start carefully to avoid mistakes.
Once you are done reading the instructions, you can start filling in the required information in different tabs, i.e., ‘General information‘, ‘Income details‘, ‘Tax details‘ ‘Taxes paid and verification‘ and ‘80G‘ in the ITR form.
Before submitting the form, recheck it to avoid any mistakes. If you are satisfied that the data entered is good to go then click on ‘Preview and Submit‘ button. Your form will appear allowing you a preview before the final submission is made.
Once you click on ‘Submit‘, your ITR will be uploaded and you will be asked to verify the return using any of the options available.
You can verify your return electronically by using Aadhaar OTP or Electronic Verification Code (EVC) method or through an offline method by sending a signed printout of the ITR V to CPC, Bengaluru within 120 days from the date of e-filing.
Once your return is successfully uploaded, an Acknowledgement or ITR V will be simultaneously sent on your registered email address.
Note: The acknowledgement will also reflect in your account on the e-filing website from where you can download it as and when required.
Once you verify your ITR, the department will process it and will notify you about the same through an email on your registered email ID and a SMS on your registered mobile number.
It is not necessary that an individual can only file for an income tax return from the authorized site of the Government of India but there are also many private sectors that permit filing income tax returns. The private sectors in return of the service rendered charge a particular fee from the individual. The amount of fee charged varies from firm to firm.
How to Check ITR Status Online?
Once you have filed your income tax return, you can check its status. There are two ways to check your income tax return status:
Using Acknowledgment Number (without login credentials)
Visit the Income Tax Department
On the left side of the homepage under the ‘Services’ tab, select the ‘ITR Status’ option.
After selecting the option, you will be redirected to a new webpage where you will be required to provide your PAN, ITR acknowledgment number and captcha code.
Submit the details and the status will be displayed on your device’s screen.
By Using Login Credentials