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Incometax.gov.in is the Income Tax Department, Government of India website to help taxpayers file their Income Tax returns online. Taxpayers use this website every year to file their taxes.
CBDT has issued a circular on 9th Sep 21 extending the timelines for certain direct tax compliances for AY 2021-22.
1. ITR Filing due date extension:
i) ITR filing by taxpayers not covered under audit is extended from 30th Sep 21 to 31st Dec 21
ii) ITR filing for Tax audit cases is extended to 15th Feb 22
iii) ITR filing for transfer Pricing is extended to 28th feb 22
iv) ITR filing of Belated or Revised Return for FY 20-21 is extended from 31st Dec 21 to 31st March 22
2. Furnishing Audit Report:
i) Due date to furnish the audit report is extended to 15th Jan 22
ii) Due date to furnish the audit report for transfer pricing cases is extended to 31st Jan 22
The following steps will help you login/register on the Income Tax Department website:
Your account is setup and is ready for you to e-file your ITR. You can also view form 26AS which are your tax credit statements.
After registering yourself on the income tax efiling portal, let us understand how to log into the portal. To access the India income tax login page, you have to go to the homepage of the government portal, where you will see a box on the right side that has a ‘Login Here’ button for registered users. Click on it.
Once you have clicked on that button, you will be taken to the login page where you have to enter in your username and income tax login password.
Remember: The user ID is your PAN number. Did you know that you don’t have to bother about your login details if you are efiling on ClearTax? You can login easily using your Google account.
After logging in, your dashboard will display from where you can choose the option to e-file or view any statements such as form 26AS:
The tax credit statement or Form 26AS contains details of tax deducted on behalf of you by deductors. It also contains details of tax collected on behalf of the taxpayer by collectors as well as tax refund. You can view your tax credit statement to know the TDS deducted and submitted on your behalf by different deductors and collectors.
You can e-file your IT returns without your income tax website password. Just visit www.cleartax.in and start by entering your income details. You can also upload your Form 16, and we automatically prepare your income tax return and file it with the IT department website.
To be able to login and e-file your income tax returns, you will need your IT department password. If you’ve lost your password, you can reset your password. You need to be able to login to your income tax website account to view tax credit statements and more. In case you had linked your PAN with Aadhaar number, then you can reset your password using mobile OTP generated on your registered mobile number.
Login to your income tax account
If you have skipped the due date for filing ITR, you can file a belated return. A belated return can be filed either before the completion of the assessment year or before the assessment is made , whichever is earlier. For instance, for the assessment year 2019 – 20, you can file a belated return before 31st August 2019 or, at the most, by 31st March 2020.However penalty will be charged for belated return of Rs 10,000.
In case the taxpayer wants to revise the original return due to some amendments , the same can be done using revised return u/s 139 (5).Previous to Budget 2021, revised return or belated returns were allowed to be filed either before the completion of the assessment year or before the assessment is made , whichever is earlier. However Budget 2021 has reduced this limit by 3 months, i,e an assessee can revise or file a later return by 31st December of the assessment year.
A digital signature is a digital proof of the identity of an individual.The certificates are issued by licensed certifying authorities approved by the government of India. To get a DSC, please approach these licensed certified authorities.
Log on to income tax filing portal https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ , please go to profile settings > contact details. CLick on edit button on the top right hand corner and change the email address as required
To submit your income tax return online, log on to either the income tax e-filing portal or you can also e-file through ClearTax. E Filing through cleartax would make it simpler as it will populate the data when you upload your form 16. After this you just have to add other requisite details not mentioned in form 16 and submit your return.
However if you wish to file it through the income tax portal
PAN card number is the user ID for income tax efiling.
Yes, you can file return of income voluntarily even if your income is less than basic exemption limit
There is no need to enclose any documents with the return of income. However, one should retain the documents to produce before any competent authority as and when required in future.