Step 2: Register or Login to e-file your returns
In case you have registered yourself on the portal earlier, click on the ‘Login’ Here’ button.
In case you have not registered yourself on the portal, click on the ‘Register’ Yourself’ button.
Step 3: Click on ‘Taxpayer’ and then enter the details of your PAN and click on ‘validate’. Next, click on ‘Continue’.
Step 4: Provide details such as your name, address, gender, residential status, date of birth, etc.
Step 5: Provide your Email ID and registered mobile number.
Step 6: Once the form has been filled up, click on ‘Continue’.
Step 7: You will have to verify the details following which a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile number and Email address.
Step 8: Enter the OTP follow the instructions given to complete the registration process successfully.
Once the OTP has been verified, a new window will open where you will have to verify the details provided by you. In case any detail given is incorrect, you can change it, following which another OTP will be sent to validate the change.
The final step will be set up a password and secure login message.
Click on ‘Register’ following which you will receive an acknowledgment message stating that the registration process has been completed successfully.
Follow the steps mentioned below to e-file your income tax returns using the Income tax e-filing portal:
Step 1: Visit the official Income Tax e-filing website and Click on the ‘Login’ button.
Step 2: Next, Enter Username then Click continue and After enter your Password.
Step 3: Once you have logged into the portal, click on the tab ‘e-file’ and then click on ‘File Income Tax Return’.
Step 4: Select the Assessment year for which you wish to file your income tax returns and click on ‘Continue’.
Step 5: You will then be asked whether you wish to file your returns online or offline. In this case you need to choose the former which is also the recommended mode of tax filing.
Step 6: Choose whether you wish to file your income tax returns as an individual, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), or others. Choose the option ‘individual’.
Step 7: Choose the income tax returns (ITR) you wish to file. For example, ITR 2 can be filed by individuals and HUFs who don’t have income from business or profession. Similarly, in case of an individual, they can choose the option ITR1 or ITR4. Here you will have to click ‘Proceed with ITR1’.
Step 8: The next step will ask you the reason for filing your returns above the basic exempted limit or because of the seventh provision under Section 139(1). According to the section, if the aggregate amount deposited by an individual exceeds Rs.1 crore in one or more current accounts during the year, exceeds Rs.2 lakh on a foreign trip, or if a payment of more than Rs.1 lakh is paid on electricity bills, then the person can file their income tax returns. Make sure you choose the right option.
Fill in the details of your bank account. If you have already provided the details of your bank account, then pre-validate it.
You will then be directed to a new page to file your income tax returns. The page will contain a lot of information filled already. Check them make sure all the details mentioned are correct. Confirm the summary of your returns and validate it.
The final step is to verify your returns and send a hard copy of if to the Income Tax Department. The verification process is mandatory.