How to e-file Income Tax Return Online?

The last date to submit returns after IT calculations for the financial year 2016-2017 is July 31st. If one's income before deductions is Rs 2.5 lakh, he should submit returns. The limitation for the same to the senior citizen is Rs 3,00,000 and it is Rs 5,00,000 for the super senior citizen. Those who demand refund for being paid excess tax, also should submit returns even if their income does not come under the purview of tax. Housing loan payers also need submit returns although their income is lesser than that of taxable.
Despite the existence of traditional paper filing facility for submission of IT returns this e-filing is more convenient and easier. Also it is mandatory for the people with taxable income more than Rs 5 lakh to submit returns. e-filing is not possible for people who don't have PAN card.
Is Aadhar mandatory for Income Tax returns?
The present Aadhar holders should link PAN number with Aadhar for submission of IT returns. Others (people not having Aaadhar ) need not do this and their PAN card will not become invalid. In the case of difference in name in Aadhar and PAN card , linking is possible only after correction. A detailed post on how to link Aadhar was published early. Link is available in the close of this section. It should be assured before e-filing whether the form 16 downloaded from TRACES is available from the disbursing officer and confirm the entire tax amount deducted from salary has been credited to IT department is mentioned in Part A of Form 16 as well.
Requisites for Income Tax e-filing
An e-mail account
Mobile number
Form 16 issued by disbursing officer
Bank account number and IFSC code

With these, we can register in the e-filing website of IT department. Those who have already submitted returns can log in by entering their username and password and proceed to next step.
The Income Tax e-filing tutorial in PDF form portraying how to calculate IT and submit returns for the financial year 2016-2017 can be downloaded from here. All the steps of e-filing process from the beginning of entering into e-filing website of IT department to submission of returns are illustrated with screen shots by the connoisseur in this domain, Sri.Alrahiman. Doubts can be forwarded as comments.
Income Tax E-filing
Tutorial for online e-filing of Income Tax Returns by Alrahiman[PDF]
How to Link Aadhar to PAN Card

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5 comments to ''How to e-file Income Tax Return Online?"

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  2. Sir,
    26as ലും form 16 ലും മുൻപ് ജോലി ചെയ്ത ഓഫീസിൽ നിന്നും കിഴിവുചെയ്ത ടാക്‌സ് തുക കാണുന്നില്ല. Tax details പേജിൽ ഇത് add ചെയ്താൽ മതിയോ?
    അല്ലെങ്കിൽ എന്താണ് ചെയ്യുക?
    ദയവായി മറുപടി തരുമോ?

  3. No. If 26AS not showing the Tax amount , it means TDS not filed or mistake in TDS. Please correct TDS

  4. One teacher who was appointed on 28/12/2012 got approval as on 28/07/2016. So she got all salary as arrear on 9/2016. she paid an income tax of Rs.15174 after the tax relief.Now she got an intimation letter u/s 143(1) showing that interest of Rs.31015( 15430+15585) is paid under section 234B & 234C . What is the solution to solve the problem.

    1. Please submit 10E relief details online. Then try to revise and submit the income tax return of current financial year.


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