How to e-file Income Tax Return online in easy steps

All tax payers must file income tax returns by 5 August 2017 because that is the last date to file ITR at official site. Besides this is the updated deadline for filing IT Returns. And we had already reported that all tax payers should file IT Return at e filing portal of Government of India and especially at Income Tax Department official site. To help you further below we gave complete list on how to file income tax return online in step by step manner.

Tax payers to e-file ITR online

It is also necessary that you file ITR in proper manner because August 5th is only last date to file income tax returns. Other wise you may have to go for e file ITR rectification request as well. So you keep scrolling this page to know more about filing income tax returns process.

Steps to file Income Tax Returns online

  • In order to file Income Tax Returns you first go to official website of Income Tax Department
  • Next you must log in to continue process of filing IT Returns online
  • is the official website of Income Tax Department
  • From here you click on ‘Quick Filing of Returns’
  • Or else you click on following link to directly log in to official site –
  • When you are registered user then enter User ID and password
  • Next enter captcha code in box provided
  • Finally click on log in tab
  • If you forget your password then you click on ‘forgot password’ tab

Points to remember

There must not be any spaces in both User ID and password. In addition password is case sensitive so check if caps lock is on or not. As only when you follow these points you can successfully log in to official website of filing income tax returns online.


If you are registering for the first time at Income Tax Department e filing of taxes site then you do not worry. It is so because tax authorities allow you and similar first time users to register online. However to register at official e filing website you follow different rules.

We clearly listed out rules to follow to register at official e filing income tax site. You follow those regulations and complete all formalities. And when you finish registration formalities then you continue with process listed in this article.

Log in to official site

After you successfully log in to official website to file income tax returns online you continue with rest of the process. You keep reading this page to know more about it.

  • You click to log in to official website
  • After successfully log in you see your account and a dashboard
  • On this dashboard you file an ‘e file’ tab
  • Click ‘e file’ tab
  • Then select ‘prepare and submit online ITR’
  • In following page you select ‘Assessment year’
  • You select ‘ITR form name’ also
  • There is also option to ‘sign digitally’
  • After this you click ‘submit’ tab


There are some pre filled details on site as well. These details are personal information, tax as well as verification details. However you must check these details before finally submitting papers. In addition you must fill fields that have asterisk (*) mark. Selection of ITR Type and AY (assessment year) is possible from drop down list.

On this page PAN details are non editable and are auto filled. However tax related information is auto filled but is editable.

Further process to file ITR online

  • When you enter all details above you go to instructions page
  • It is compulsory for you to read all instructions listed on this page
  • After this you fill tabs of form
  • These details are about as follows –
  • Income details
  • Tax details
  • Taxes paid
  • Verification
  • 80 G
  • After you finish entering these details you click ‘preview and submit’ option
  • Here you check all details before finally clicking on ‘submit’ tab

Thus you will be able to upload your return. Apart from this you must verify return with the help of some other options. Here you upload digital signature before clicking submit. Your signature completes ITR filing process.

In case you did not register for digital signature then you verify using Aadhaar OTP or electronic verification code. There is also another option of sending print out of Income Tax Returns V (ITR V) to CPC Bengaluru. But you must remember that it should reach CPC Bengaluru in 120 days from date of e filing.

When IT Department processes your IT Returns you receive notification on registered email ID and phone number. You get notifications through SMS or email. Therefore you understand that you filed your income tax returns successfully.

Also know why you should meet August 5 deadline to file income tax returns.

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