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Here is a step by step guide to e-file your income tax return using ClearTax. It is simple, easy and quick.

E-filing requirements

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From 1st July onwards, it is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar and mention it in your IT returns. If you have applied for Aadhaar, you can mention the enrollment number in your returns.

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

Step 1.Get started

Login to your ClearTax account.

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 personal info

Enter your Name, PAN, DOB and Bank account details.



Step 3.Enter salary details

Fill in your salary, employee details (Name and TAN) and TDS.


Tip: Want to claim HRA? Read the guide.


Step 4.Enter deduction details

Enter investment details under Section 80C(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.Add details of taxes paid

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



Step 6.E-file your return

If you see “Refund” or “No Tax Due” here, Click on proceed to E-Filing.You will get an acknowledgement 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 file E-Verify your income tax return

Watch this video to know how to E-file

Yay! You are done

Finish your E-filing for FREE with ClearTax

  • ClearTax makes it very easy to E-File your ITR
  • E-Filing takes only a few minutes
  • Our experts help you on live chat and email

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31st March 2018 is the last date to file last year tax returns
Last date
for filing
2015-16 31 March 2018
2016-17 31 March 2018
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