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How to e-file Income Tax Return Online?

The last date to submit returns after IT calculations for the financial year 2018-2019 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 https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in of IT department. Those who have already submitted returns can log in by entering their username and password and proceed to next step.

Things to Remember

Income tax returns e-filing facility for the financial year 2017- 2018 or the assessment year 2018 – 2019 is operative in income tax site. Unlike previous year, certain things are changed in the e-filing process.
The things to remember while submitting income tax returns of the financial year 2017 -2018 online are given below.

Returns verification code (EVC) is usually generated towards the end. But there is a difference this year that it has to be generated when you start doing e-filing. The options for generating EVC also are not similar to that of previous years. Open the PDF file below for details.

10E relief has been claimed by many of those who have got their pay revision arrear. They have to submit 10 E form online at first to file ITR. Watch the below video for submitting 10E relief online.


The interest for bank deposits (mainly fixed deposits ) must be included in the income. If not, they would get notice because the bank might report the interest amount sanctioned, to the income tax department not considering whether the bank has collected the tax amount or not. To know the interest amount reported by the bank, log into the income tax portal to download 26 AS and check it. The PDF help file "How to verify 26 AS" is given here.

When income like fixed deposit interest is left out by us in tax calculation and the same is added later, the amount paid towards tax may become insufficient. Under such conditions, we will have to remit tax directly. Lack of knowledge on this may cause many difficulties. If we have any of the internet facilities like internet banking, debit card (ATM card) etc, such kind of taxes can be paid easily by us and there is no need to visit banks. Go through the PDF file given below to know how to pay taxes online by using the above facilities.

Those whose have contributed for Okhi relief fund, should enter details in 80 G tab.
Name of Donee: Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund
Address: Government of Kerala
District: Thiruvananthapuram
State: Kerala
Pin Code: 695001
PAN of Donee: AAAGD0584M
Amount of Donation:(Type the amount donated)

Remember to ask for form 16 downloaded from TRACES from your disbursing officer before e-filing returns. Only after filing TDS of 4th quarter, e-filing can be done. May 30th is the last date to file 4th quarter of TDS. Hence you may have to wait till then for updation of your tax details. For more details, download the given below PDF file and try filing returns after reading it.

The Income Tax e-filing tutorial in PDF form portraying how to calculate IT and submit returns for the financial year 2017-2018 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
E-filing of Income Tax Returns 2018-19 by Alrahiman: PDF Tutorial | Video Tutorial
Income Tax E filing Portal
How to Link Aadhar to PAN Card
Pay Income Tax online-Tutorial
How to download Form 26AS(PDF Help File)
How to Download Form 16 from Traces(PDF Help File)

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9 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?

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

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  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.

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    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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  5. Sir, what is PAN number to be given to get 80G relief? In your video you typed AAAGD0584A but previously said to type AAAGD0584M.

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  6. sir in e filing site under 80G page a pan no. GGGGG0000G is given to use .and yours is differenrt pls clarify and help us

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  7. Sir, I have submitted10E before 4days and also received acknowledgedacknowledgement for that. Today I submittedITR1. But received mail from tax dept, 10E not yet sobmitted. What to do?

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  8. Sir,
    My HBA Interest Is 91760 inthe time of e-filing the amount show the second column is defaulted Rs50000 only . is the HBA interest limit is 50000/ What can do sir.help me

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