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How to file ITR ( Income Tax Returns )? – Income Tax E-filing Guide For FY 2018-19

How to File ITR ( Income Tax Returns )? - Step by step guide that will help you e-file income tax return return.

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Deadline for Income Tax Return Filing is extended to 31st August 2019 for A.Y 2019-20 (F.Y 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 sounds. Here is a step-by-step guide to e-file your income tax return using ClearTax. It is simple, easy and quick. Steps to e-File Your Income Tax Returns Online:
  1. Login & Required Documents
  2. Enter Your Personal Information
  3. Enter Your Salary Details
  4. Enter the Details for Claiming Deduction
  5. Enter the Details of Taxes Paid
  6. e-File ITR
  7. E-Verify

How to File ITR? – Steps By Step Guide

How to File ITR ? – Steps to e-File Your ITR ?

  1. ITR Efiling – Login & Required Documents

    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
    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’ e-File income tax return
  2. Enter Your Personal Information

    Enter your name as per PAN, PAN, date of birth and father’s name.

    Personal details itr filing

  3. Enter Your Salary Details

    3a. Fill in your employer name and type.

    income sources for itr filing
     

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

    salary info. for e-file itr salary info. for e-file income tax returns Want to claim HRA? Read the guide.
  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.

    Section 80 Deductions Tip: Do you have kids?Claim benefits on their tuition fees under Section 80C
  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.In case of uploading Form 26AS, only the TDS details get auto-populated and not the income, hence required to enter the income details in the respective place.

    Summary of taxes deducted for ITR

    Summary of taxes deducted under 80c

  6. e-File

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

    Summary of taxes deducted under 80c Additional info. for ITR 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.
  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. For further reading and understanding, check out these articles

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