Now you can fill your IT returns online and get instant Acknowledgment receipt also. No more standing in queues and no more paying commissions to intermediaries.
Just follow these easy steps to file your returns:
Step 1: Go to the site: "http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in"
Step 2: Click on the link "eFile-Income Tax Return" link at the top Left of the home page
Step 3: Register yourself once with the help of our PAN number. (Your PAN number will be your lifetime userId)
Step 4: From the Tab "e-Filing A.Y. 2009-10", select "Individual" (It will get you the ITR-1 Utility Excel Sheet)
ITR 1 Utility:
Step 5: With the help of your Form 16, fill the details in the .xls (MS Excel) sheet.
Step 6: Once the sheet is filled, click on the button "Generate XML" present on the sheet. (This will generate an XML file based on the data filled in the ITR 1 form above. Save this sheet on your local machine/computer)
Step 7: Now go back to the site once again and Log-In with the userId & password generated previously.
Step 8: Under "Submit Return", select assessment year as "A.Y. 2009-10"
Step 9: It will ask you to upload the XML file. (Upload the file generated from the previous step, that you had saved on your local machine)
Step 10: Once the upload is successful, go to "My Accounts" -> "My Returns" menu. (Here you will get your digitally signed acknowledgement of ITR) By following these 10 simple steps you can file your ITR from the safe and cozy confines of your Office. Kudos to IT Dept. for this great system they have put in place!! Happy ITR Filing!!