Last  date for filling income tax return  is 31st July. If you have not filled return, you may be searching for tax consultant for help. You don’t need to search now. Because here I will provide you detailed guidelines for filling ITR online.

For choosing return utility, read my post which return is applicable to me?


Step 1:

Download ITR  utility from Income Tax Site You may also Download ITR  utility from download section of tax masala. The utility can run on windows 7 or above and Java runtime environment version 7 update 13 or above should be installed.You can google and search Java for installation of java version. Also download file – How to use ITR utility?


Step 2:

Unzip the file. Open ITR utility.Read instruction. Yes You have to. 😛 Now go to personal information and fill the details.


Step 3:

Filling the right details in Utility. Personal details: Fill your personal information as per PAN CARD. For details of income tax ward circle, go to income Tax Website and click know my jurisdiction. You can get details by entering your pan number. Fill your address details. Enter your mobile number and email address. It is mandatory. Fill right data because all the communications will be sent on them.

Fill your tax computation information.Don’t forget to fill TDS information, bank a/c number correctly. Your refund status will be considered from it.


Step 4:

After filling all the details, click on save. If there is any mistake in filling of details, utility will show error. Correct all the errors and again click on save. Xml file will be generated. Save it in desired path in computer.


Step 5:

Upload the return on Income tax efilling site. For it, you have to log in on site or you can register your self with the site by clicking new user. You have to enter simple details like pan, name, mobile number etc for registration.


Step 6:

After generating return, ITR V (acknowledgment ) will be generated. Save it.


Step 7:

You have to sign ITR V and send by post  to CPC, bengaluru within 180 days from filling return, if you have filled return without digital signature. Don’t forget this step else return will be invalid.



You can easily file income tax return by downloading utility, filling details, generating xml and uploading on e filling website. Still I advise you to know applicable tax rules before filling return. If you want to know about some tax section or rule, comment below. We will publish next article on that topic.


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