Feb 14, 2013
The pre-fill option for income tax return ITR-1, ITR-2, ITR-3, ITR-4 and ITR-4S is available now. These income tax return forms are available for the assessment year 2012-13. This is the complete guide as how to download pre-fill option of different income tax return.
Download Income Tax Return and Upload XML
To file an Income Tax Return electronically, you should download the Income Tax Return (ITR) Utility applicable, fill and generate an XML. This XML should be uploaded in the application post
You can also pre-fill personal and tax information, a new feature in this application.
Steps to Download ITR
1. On home page, GO TO 'Downloads' section and select applicable Income Tax Return Form of the desired Assessment Year OR Login to e-Filing application and GO TO 'Downloads'-->'Income Tax Return Forms' and select applicable Income Tax Return Form of the desired Assessment Year.
2. Download the excel utility of the Income Tax Return (ITR).
3. Fill the excel utility and Validate. (Please refer the "Steps to pre-fill in Income Tax Return"as mentioned below)
4. Generate an XML file and save in desired path/destination in your desktop/system.
5. LOGIN to e-Filing application and GO TO --> e-File --> Upload Return.
6. Select the Income Tax Return Form and the Assessment Year.
7. Browse and Select the XML file
8. Upload Digital Signature Certificate, if available and applicable.
9. Click 'SUBMIT'.
10. On successful upload, Acknowledgement details would be displayed. Click the link to view or generate a printout of Acknowledgement/ITR-V Form.
Steps to pre-fill in Income Tax Return
1. LOGIN to e-Filing application and GO TO 'Downloads' --> 'Income Tax Return Forms'
2. Download the excel utility of the selected Income Tax Return.
3. GO TO 'Downloads' --> 'Download Pre-fill XML' and download.
4. Open the excel utility.
5. Click the button 'PRE-FILL'. An option to BROWSE a file is displayed.
6. Click on 'BROWSE' and select the path where the downloaded Pre-Fill XML file is stored.
7. Click the SUBMIT button
8. The Personal and Tax information is pre-filled in the respective fields of the excel utility (ITR). You can edit the Tax information, if needed.
NOTE: The pre-fill option is available only for Assessment Year 2012-13
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