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Online filing  of Income Tax Return. How to e-file income tax return online?

Online filing of income tax return through the website of Income Tax Department and downloading acknowledgement?

To file Income tax return online you have to visit the website of income tax department. The following are the process to file ITR online.


Steps to file Income Tax Return online using e-filing facility

Step 1. Visit the Income Tax Department online Portal

Income Tax PAN online registration


Step 2. If you are registered with the department website, Logon to e-filing application. If you are not registered, please follow the Steps to Register your PAN with Income Tax Department

Income Tax Login Menu


Step 3. Go to E-file option Income Tax Return

Step 4. Go to Income Tax Return Page:

PAN will be auto-populated

- Select 'Assessment Year'

- Select 'ITR Form Number'

- Select 'Filing Type' as 'Original/Revised Return'

- Select 'Submission Mode' as 'Prepare and Submit Online


Step 5. Click on Continue

Step 6. Read the Instructions carefully and Fill all the applicable and mandatory fields of the Online ITR Form


Step 7. Choose the appropriate Verification option in the 'Taxes Paid and Verification' tab. Choose any one of the following option to verify the Income Tax Return:

- I would like to e-Verify

- I would like to e-Verify later within 120 days from date of filing.

- I don't want to e-Verify and would like to send signed ITR-V through normal or speed post to "Centralized Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru - 560 500" within 120 days from date of filing.

Step 8. Click 'Preview and Submit' button, Verify all the data entered in the ITR

Step 9. Click on Submit


Step 10. On Choosing 'I would like to e-Verify' option, e-Verification can be done through any of the following methods by entering the EVC/OTP when asked for.

- EVC generated through bank ATM or Generate EVC option under My Account

- Aadhaar OTP

- Prevalidated Bank Account

- Prevalidated Demat Account

- Digital Signature Certificate

Note: On Choosing the other two verification options, the ITR will be submitted but the process of filing the ITRs is not complete until it is verified. The submitted ITR should be e-Verified later by using 'My Account -> e-Verify Return' option or the signed ITR-V should be sent to CPC, Bengaluru.


Step 11. The EVC/OTP should be entered within 60 seconds else, the Income Tax Return (ITR) will be auto-submitted. The submitted ITR should be verified later by using 'My Account -> e-Verify Return' option or by sending signed ITR-V to CPC.


Step 12. Take Printout of the acknowledgement and sign in case of manual verification


Step 13. Send the signed acknowledgement to the address mentioned at the bottom through Speed post or ordinary post.


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