Income tax efiling Steps by Etax Advisor

Every person, irrespective of the place of residence, has to pay Income Tax over the income earned in India. On an annual basis, a return of income giving all the details of income earned, deductions available under the Income Tax Act, 1961, and taxes paid are entered in a form called Income Tax Return. It has to be filed by you if your net income, which means income after deductions available under different sections of Income Tax Act, is more than Rs.2,50,000. You can deposit the filled-up form in the designated office of the Income Tax Department or you can do it simply by e filing or file through the net.

For e filing, first of all you have to create your account in the Income Tax site which is There are some other websites also through which you can submit the e return.

You have to visit the website On the first page, there is an option called “Submit Returns”. You have to click on this and the next page opens up. There are items like User I.D., Password, etc, which are relevant if you already have an account. But for the first time, you have to go for “Register Now”. On clicking on this item, you would find questions about your status like individual, HUF, etc. You have to click on “Individual”.

On the next page, you have to provide some details like:

· PAN or Permanent Account Number

· Surname

· Middle Name

· First Name

· Date of Birth in the format of DD/MM/YYYY

After filling up this page, if all the information given by you are tallied with the information that are with the Income Tax Department, then you would be informed on the page that the account creation has been successfully done.

After the creation of the account, you can start the process of e-filing of Income Tax Return.

There are different types of returns, which are called ITR (Income Tax Return) on the basis of the category of the assesses. As an Individual, you are required to file the ITR 1 which is also called Sahaj. Return in this form is to be filed if your income is from salary, pension, house property and interest.

You should be aware about certain facts before you start filling up the return. The last Financial Year which has gone by is 2016–17. The period of this was from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. The corresponding Assessment Year for this is 2017–2018. So, you have to prepare the Return for the Assessment Year 2017–18. The Government has introduced a new format for the same.

The form requires different types of details. It is always good to keep all the details with you before you start filling up the form. The details required are:

1. Permanent Account Number or PAN

2. Aadhar card number

3. Address Proof

  1. Form 16 or Salary certificate issued by the employer including the certificate regarding deduction and deposit of tax
  2. Form 16A which is the TDS certificate(s) received from the institutions who have deducted tax from your other income
  3. Challan of tax payment made, if any
  4. Proof of investments in property
  5. Documents for both purchase and sale of assets and investments
  6. Certificate from where you have taken home loan. This is required for claiming deduction.
  7. Details of all types of income like interest
  8. Details of all bank accounts held during the financial year

Now, you can open the form and start filling up the ITR 1. You just have to follow the above instructions and the instructions given in the form. Once you are done putting in all the relevant information, you have to submit it online.

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