How to E-file Income Tax Returns ( ITR )? – Income Tax E-filing Guide

Step by step guide that will help you e-file income tax return return.

31st July is the last day to file your income tax returns this financial year, 2018-19. Nothing proves your financial wisdom and ethics like tax compliance – timely filing of ITR. Filing your income tax return is not as difficult as it may sound. Here is a step by step guide to e-file your income tax return using ClearTax. It is simple, easy and quick.

Step 1: ITR  Efiling – Getting Started

Before we get started, you should have the following documents at hand to pace up the process:

  1. PAN
  2. Adhaar
  3. Bank account details
  4. Form 16
  5. Investments details

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Click on ‘Upload Form 16 PDF’ if you have your Form 16 in PDF format. If you do not have Form 16 in PDF format click on ‘Continue Here’


Step 2: Enter Your Personal Information

Enter your name, PAN, Date of birth and father’s name.

Step 3: Enter Your Salary Details

3a. Fill in your employer name and type.

3b. Provide your salary and TDS information. For entering the break up of your salary in detail ‘Click here’.

Want to claim HRA ? Read the guide.

Step 4: Enter the Details for Claiming Deduction

Enter investment details for deductions to be claimed (eg. LIC, PPF etc., and claim other tax benefits here.

Tip: Do you have kids?Claim benefits on their tuition fees under Section 80C

Step 5: Enter the Details of Taxes Paid

If you have any non-salary income, say, interest income or freelance income, then add tax payments that are already made. You can also add these details by uploading Form 26AS .

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Step 6: e-File

Enter your bank account details and proceed towards e-filing.

If you see ‘Refund’ or ‘No Tax Due’ here, Click on proceed to e-Filing. You will get an acknowledgment number on the next screen.

Tip: See a ‘Tax Due’ message? Read this guide to know how to pay your tax dues .

Step 7: E-Verify

Once your return is filed e-Verify your income tax return.

Watch this video to know how to e-File ITR Online

Yay! You are done

Read our Guide on how to link your PAN with Aadhaar.

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  • E-Filing takes only a few minutes
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