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How to file tax returns online for free before the December 31 deadline at Incometax.gov.in

File your tax returns online for free by visiting the official website of the Department of Income Tax – Incometax.gov.in. Check the steps.

The deadline for filing income tax returns (ITRs) for YY 2021-22 is approaching and the income tax department has reminded taxpayers to file the same today. It should be noted that the last day to file the returns is December 31, 2021. Any natural person who earns can file income tax returns (RTI). In fact, it can be filed by individuals whose income is not even in the tax bracket. Speaking to its official Twitter account, Income Tax India tweeted: “Dear taxpayers! Just a quick reminder that the deadline for filing income tax returns for YY 2021-22 is December 31, 2021. Don’t wait, file TODAY! : http: // Incometax.gov.in. “

The income tax return is a form filed by an individual to report their annual income. The form allows you or any taxpayer to declare your income, expenses, tax deductions, investments, among others. Taxpayers who have not yet filed should be aware that this can be done in two ways – offline and online. The facility for electronic filing (e-filing) of a tax return is provided by the Income Tax Department. Here are the steps that can be used to file the ITRs online for free on the Government’s Income Tax Portal.

How to File an RTI Online for Free at the Income Tax Service Portal, Incometax.gov.in

Pre-filling and filing of ITR-1 and ITR-4 services is available for registered users on the e-Filing portal.

Step 1: Visit the official income tax portal at https: // www. Incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal.

Step 2: Log in to the e-Filing portal using your username and password.

Step 3: On your dashboard, click on e-File> Income tax returns> File a tax return.

Step 4: Select the assessment year 2021 – 22 and click Continue.

Step 5: Select the online filing method and click Continue. Note that if you have already completed the income tax return and it is pending submission, click Resume Deposit. If you want to delete the saved return and start preparing the return again, click on Start a new filing.

Step 6: Select Status as per your case and click Continue to continue.

Step 7: You have two options to select the type of tax return:

If you are not sure which RTI to file, you can select Help me decide which RTI form to file and click Continue. Once the system helps you determine the correct RTI, you can proceed to deposit your RTI.

If you are sure which RTI to file, select I know which RTI form to file. Select the applicable tax return from the drop-down list and click Proceed to ITR.

Step 8: Once you have selected the RTI that applies to you, write down the list of necessary documents and click on Let’s get started.

Step 9: Check the boxes that apply to you and click Continue.

Step 10. Check your pre-populated data and modify it if necessary. Enter the remaining / additional data (if necessary). Click Confirm at the end of each section.

Step 11: Enter the details of your income and deductions in the different sections. After you have completed and confirmed all sections of the form, click Continue.

Step 12: In case of tax liability

A summary of your tax calculation will be displayed based on the details you provided. If there is a tax payable based on the calculation, you get the Pay Now and Pay Later options at the bottom of the page.

Step 13: In the event that there is no tax payable (No claim / No refund) or if you are eligible for a refund

After paying the taxes, click Preview Return. If there is no tax payable, or if there is a refund based on the tax calculation, you will be taken to the Preview and Submit Your Return page.

Step 14: On the Preview and Submit Your Return page, enter Place, check the return box, and click Proceed to Checkout. If you did not involve a tax preparer or TRP in preparing your return, you can leave the TRP text boxes blank.

Step 15: Once validated, on your Preview and Submit Your Return page, click Proceed to Review. If a list of errors appears on your return, you must return to the form to correct the errors. If there are no errors, you can verify your return electronically by clicking Proceed to Verification.

Step 16: On the Complete Your Verification page, select your preferred option and click Continue. It is mandatory to verify your return, and e-Verification.

If you select e-Verify Later, you can submit your report, however, you will need to verify your report within 120 days of filing your ITR.

Step 17: On the e-Verify page, select the option through which you want to e-Verify the return and click Continue.

If you select Verify via ITR-V, you must send a signed physical copy of your ITR-V to Central Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru 560500 by regular / express mail within 120 days.

Make sure you have pre-validated your bank account so that any refund due can be credited to your bank account.

After you electronically verify your tax return, a success message will appear with the transaction ID and acknowledgment number. You will also receive a confirmation message on your mobile number and your e-mail ID registered on the e-Filing portal.