ITR Filing 2021-22: Here is how to file your Income Tax Return online

Income Tax Return (ITR) Filing Online AY 2022-23: The last date to file your ITR is July 31. Follow these steps to file your income tax return online.

1.  Log in to the website of the Income Tax Department (Click here: https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal) with the help of your Permanent Account Number (PAN).

2. If you are a first-time user, then you will be required to “Register” yourself by validating your PAN, otherwise, you need to click on “Login” with your PAN/Aadhaar and password.

3. Once successfully logged in, it will show you the dashboard, look for the first option which reads File your return for the year ended on 31-Mar-2022 – For Assessment Year 2022-23. Click on “File Now”

4. In the next page, select the assessment year as 2022-23 (Current AY) and the mode of filing as online and click on “Next”.

6. Thereafter select the status applicable as Individual and click “Continue”

7. Then select the ITR form applicable to you. For most salaried taxpayers who are having a total income upto Rs 50 lakh, from salaries, one house property, other sources (interest etc.), and agricultural income upto Rs 5,000, its ITR 1 – (Income Tax Return 1).

8. In the next step, you will have to, 1) Validate your Returns breakup (Pre-filled), 2) Confirm your Return Summary and 3) Verify & Submit your Return. Click on “Let’s Get Started”

9. After this, it will show you a prefilled page with a pop-up prompt saying “We have pre-filled your return based on information available with the Income Tax Department. Please confirm that the details in each section are correct to proceed.” Click “OK” and then,

10. Tally it with your Form 16 and once all the details are correct, then click on “Preview and submit”

11. Now, the ITR will be submitted and you will need to complete the verification process by either entering the one-time password (OTP). Enter the OTP/EVC sent on the registered mobile number and upload the ITR.

12. After that, select your bank account. This is the bank account where you will receive the tax refund (if any).