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Filing income tax returns is no longer a tedious process. Gone were the days when we used to see long queues with immense anxiety to file ITR before the deadline.

How to file ITR Online – A Guide to E-file Income Tax Return, FY 2021-22 (AY 2022-23)

Filing income tax returns is no longer a tedious process. Gone were the days when we used to see long queues with immense anxiety to file ITR before the deadline. The boom of the internet made the process of filing income tax returns easy, quick, and simple. The method of filing your income tax return using the internet is called e-filing. Moreover, You can easily E-file your ITR without moving out of your comfort place. This is a convenient, simple, and hassle-free process. An income tax return is a form that declares a taxpayer’s income, expenses, tax deductions, investments, taxes, etc. The Income Tax Act, of 1961 has mandated to file an income tax returns under different scenarios. But gladly, the Income Tax Department also provides the facility for electronic filing (e-filing) of your income tax returns. Before discussing “How to e-file the income tax return”. It is crucial to keep your relevant documents handy. Following are the essential documents for a taxpayer to calculate and report data in income tax returns.

Required Documents

When you are about to e-file your ITR filing process, it is essential to have all the relevant documents ready to avoid any further issues related to the e-filing process. Bank/Post office savings account passbook, Passbook of PPF account Salary slips PAN card & Aadhar Card


Your employer will provide you TDS certificate to provide the information of the salary paid to you, TDS deducted on it, if any Interest certificates from banks/post office.


If tax at the source is deducted on payments (Except salaries) such as interest obtained from RD & FD, etc.


From the buyer if you have sold a property, showing the TDS deducted on the amount paid to you


Form-16 is for providing the information of TDS deducted on the rent obtained by you.

Form 26AS

Form 26AS is a consolidated annual tax statement. This form contains all the detials related to the taxes deposited against your PAN. TDS deducted by your employer TDS deducted by banks TDS deducted by any other organizations Advance taxes deposited by you Self-assessment taxes paid by you Tax saving investment proofs

A Guide On How to e-file Income Tax Returns on the Portal

The foremost thing that taxpayers need to do is to calculate your income tax liability as per the provisions of the income tax laws applicable. When calculating your tax liability, ensure to include the account income from all types of sources such as salary, freelancing, interest from income, etc. However, taxpayers can claim the deductions such as tax-saving investments under section 80C and so on. In the next step, the taxpayer is required to summarize his TDS amount from the TDS certificates (Form 26AS) received by him all 4 quarters of the assessment year. Form 26AS is used by the taxpayers to declare the amount of TDS and tax paid during the financial year. Thus, use your Form 26AS to summarise your TDS payment. The third essential step is to choosing an applicable income tax form. Determine the category that you fall under on the basis of the information provided by the income tax department & choose an ITR form accordingly.

Following are the steps to e-file your Income Tax Returns

The first step is to visit the official website of income tax department and be redirected to the login page. Fill in relevant your ID & password then click “continue”. After login on the account, click on tab “e-File” and choose Income tax Returns there and click on “File Income Tax Return”. Then On the next page, you need to select the relevant Assessment Year, and click on continue. After this, you need to select the method to file your returns whether online or offline. Make sure you choose for online (Which is also recommended) way to file income tax returns. You need to select whether you want to file your income tax returns as an individual, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), or others. Select “Individual”. After that, choose the applicable income tax returns form to file. For instance, Individuals and HUFs (Hindu Undivided Family) can file ITR (who don't have income from business or profession). Similarly, in case of an individual, they can choose the option ITR-1 or ITR-4. Here you will have to press on tab 'Proceed with ITR1'. The next step, you need to answer some of the questions related to reason for filing your returns above the basic exempted limit or because of the seventh provision under Section 139(1). According to the section, the person can file their income tax returns if the aggregate amount of an individual is more than Rs.1 crore in one or more current accounts during the same year, exceeds Rs.2 lakh on a foreign trip, or if payment of more than Rs.1 lakh is paid on electricity bills. On the next page, you need to fill in your bank account. (pre-validate it) If you have already provided the details of your bank account. Then you will be on a new page to file your ITR. This current page will include much information filled (Pre-filed). Make sure all the details mentioned are correct & relevant. Validate the summary of your returns. The last step is to verify your returns and send a hard copy to the Income Tax Department.

How to check ITR status online?

If you want to check the status of your tax return after filing it and checking at which stage is it. Then you can check your ITR status online, below are steps you can do so in easy and simple ways.

Without Login On the Portal

To check ITR status, click on the ITR status tab available on the left of the e-filing website. Then you will be redirected to a new page where you are required to fill in your PAN number, ITR acknowledgment number, and the captcha code. When you complete filing these details, you can see the status of your filing on the screen.

With login credentials

The first thing to do is log in to the e-filing portal. Then click on the tab 'View Returns/Forms'. Choose income tax returns and assessment year from the drop-down menu. After completion of this process, the status of your filing will be displayed on the screen whether it's verified or processed. Keeping the IT department informed about your taxable income. Doing so will keep you on the right side of the law and prevent any type of financial issues in future.

Frequently asked questions

The taxpayer needs to select first and Download the applicable income tax returns form. Fill in all the essential information & change the file into XML Format. Then the taxpayer is required to upload the downloaded XML file in the income tax portal and Choose one of the available verification modes such as EVC, Aadhaar OTP, or sending a manually signed copy of ITR-V to CPC (Centralized Processing Centre).

There are seven types of forms available as per the income tax laws & regulations such as ITR1, ITR2, ITR3, ITR4, ITR5, ITR6, ITR7, and ITR-V.

E-filing of income tax return is the process of submitting your income tax return online using the Income Tax Department's e-filing website.

It is mandatory for individuals whose total income exceeds Rs. 5 lakhs in a financial year to e-file their income tax returns.

You will need your PAN card, Form 16/16A, bank statements, investment details, and any other relevant documents related to your income and deductions.

You can e-file your income tax returns by visiting the Income Tax Department's e-filing website and following the steps to upload your return.

The deadline for e-filing income tax returns for individuals is usually July 31st of each year. However, it may be extended in certain circumstances.

You can check the status of your e-filed income tax returns by logging into the Income Tax Department's e-filing website and checking the status of your return.

Failure to e-file income tax returns can result in penalties and interest charges. It is important to file your returns on time to avoid these consequences.

A: Yes, you can e-file your income tax returns for previous years by selecting the relevant assessment year while filing your return on the Income Tax Department's e-filing website.

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