How to File Income Tax Returns Online

ITR filing online: This article consists the steps and procedure for how to file income tax returns online. There are two ways to file the form online. One is by manually entering all details and submitting the return online. The other is by uploading XML files through offline methods.

The form is applicable to residents of India. Before filling the ITR, one needs to keep in hand details regarding Income from any source, such as property, salary, breakup of salary, etc. You would need to pay a late fee under fee u/s 234F if you miss the deadline.

How to file income tax returns : 2 Ways

Submitting Online:

  • This form needs to be submitted to the Income Tax Department’s website.
  • Log on to You will need to keep your user ID, password and date of birth ready for this. You will also be asked to enter a captcha code.
  • When you sign in, click on the option which says “Filling of Income Tax Return”
  • Select the ITR form name, choose the assessment year as well as the submission mode. You will need to prepare this and submit it on the website itself.
  • Fill in the rest of the details as required and hit the submit button.
  • The system will generate a message of acknowledgment which will tell you that your income tax return has been submitted successfully. After this, the ITR-V would pop up on the screen. This will be the acknowledgment and you will need to download this. The ITR-V would also be sent to the email id you have registered with the IT Department website.

Uploading XMLs:

  • Log on to the website Go to the homepage. Click on the “Offline Utilities” option.
  • You will come across another option which says “Income Tax Return Preparation Utilities”.
  • Choose the Assessment Year for which you are filling the income tax return.
  • Download the offline utility (Excel or Java)
  • Prepare the income tax return form offline at your convenience, save it and extract XML files.
  • Then go online again, click on the “Filing of Income Tax Return” option and submit the XML files.
  • E-verify filing of your return within 120 days of submitting it to complete the process.

2 Responses

  1. Ramshah Akbar says:

    This article is a real help!

  2. D.k . says:

    Dear sir ..
    How to fill income tax without from no 16 ….
    I have no from no 16 …

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