How to file ITR ( Income Tax Returns )? – Income Tax E-filing Guide For FY 2017-18

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

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    31st March 2019 is the last day to file your income tax returns for 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.

    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

  2. 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

  3. Enter Your Personal Information

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

    Personal details itr filing

  5. Enter Your Salary Details

  6. 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.
  7. Enter the Details for Claiming Deduction

  8. 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
  9. Enter the Details of Taxes Paid

  10. 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.

    Summary of taxes deducted for ITR  

    Summary of taxes deducted under 80c

  11. e-File

  12. 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.
  13. E-Verify

  14. 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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    • ClearTax makes it very easy to E-File your ITR
    • E-Filing takes only a few minutes
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    – If you have missed the due date to file your return, you can still file it before 31 Dec 2018 by paying a fee of Rs 5,000. If you are filing after 31 December 2018, you will have to pay a fee of Rs 10,000. Also to note that the time limit for filing a return late for FY 2017-18 expires on 31 March 2019.