Income Tax Returns: Last day to file ITR TOMORROW; Do it online for free, Know how to | How-to

Income Tax Returns: Last day to file ITR TOMORROW; Do it online for free, Know how to

You can file your income tax returns online by visiting the official website of the Income Tax Department at

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:02 IST
File income tax returns by tomorrow. Check the steps to file ITR online.
File income tax returns by tomorrow. Check the steps to file ITR online. (Income Tax Website)

Have you filed your Income Tax Returns (ITR)? If not, you need to do it by tomorrow as December 31, 2021 is the last day to file ITR for FY 20-21. You can file ITR online and that too for free by visiting the official website of Income Tax Department at It can be known that Income tax return is a form filed by an individual to report his/her annual income. The form enables you or any taxpayer to declare your income, expenses, tax deductions, investments, among others.

The Income Tax Department on Wednesday tweeted, "More than 5 crore Income Tax Returns for AY 2021-22 filed till 5:45pm today! Hope you have filed yours too! If not, please file your ITR for AY 2021-22 before the extended due date of 31st December, 2021. Please visit" Here are the steps which can be used to file the ITR online for free on the Income Tax Government Portal.

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The pre-filling and filing of ITR-1 and ITR-4 service is available to registered users on the e-Filing portal.

How to file ITR Online on Income Tax dept portal,

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1: Visit the official Income Tax Portal at
Step 2: Log in to the e-Filing portal using your user ID and password.
Step 3: On your Dashboard, click e-File > Income Tax Returns > File Income Tax Return.
Step 4: Select Assessment Year as 2021 – 22 and click Continue.
Step 5: Select Mode of Filing as Online and click Proceed. It can be noted that in case you have already filled the Income Tax Return and it is pending for submission, click Resume Filing. In case you wish to discard the saved return and start preparing the return afresh click Start New Filing.
Step 6: Select Status as applicable to you and click Continue to proceed further.
Step 7: You have two options to select the type of Income Tax Return: If you are not sure which ITR to file, you may select Help me decide which ITR Form to file and click Proceed. Once the system helps you determine the correct ITR, you can proceed with filing your ITR.
Step 8: If you are sure which ITR to file, select I know which ITR Form I need to file. Select the applicable Income Tax Return from the dropdown and click Proceed with ITR.
Step 9: Once you have selected the ITR applicable to you, note the list of documents needed and click Let’s Get Started.
Step 10: Select the checkboxes applicable to you and click Continue.
Step 11: Review your pre-filled data and edit it if necessary. Enter the remaining / additional data (if required). Click Confirm at the end of each section.
Step 12: Enter your income and deduction details in the different section. After completing and confirming all the sections of the form, click Proceed.
Step 13: In case there is a tax liability, you will be shown a summary of your tax computation based on the details provided by you. If there is tax liability payable based on the computation, you get the Pay Now and Pay Later options at the bottom of the page.
Step 14: In case there is no tax liability (No Demand / No Refund) or if you are eligible for a Refund. After paying tax, click Preview Return. If there is no tax liability payable, or if there is a refund based on tax computation, you will be taken to the Preview and Submit Your Return page.
Step 15: On the Preview and Submit Your Return page, enter Place, select the declaration checkbox and click Proceed to Validation. If you have not involved a tax return preparer or TRP in preparing your return, you can leave the textboxes related to TRP blank.
Step 16: Once validated, on your Preview and Submit your Return page, click Proceed to Verification. If you are shown a list of errors in your return, you need to go back to the form to correct the errors. If there are no errors, you can proceed to e-Verify your return by clicking Proceed to Verification.
Step 17: On the Complete your Verification page, select your preferred option and click Continue. It is mandatory to verify your return, and e-Verification. In case you select e-Verify Later, you can submit your return, however, you will be required to verify your return within 120 days of filing your ITR.
Step 18: On the e-Verify page, select the option through which you want to e-Verify the return and click Continue.
Step 19: If you select Verify via ITR-V, you need to send a signed physical copy of your ITR-V to Centralized Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru 560500 by normal / speed post within 120 days.
Step 20: Once you e-Verify your income tax returns filing, a success message is displayed along with the Transaction ID and Acknowledgement Number. You will also receive a confirmation message on your mobile number and email ID registered on the e-Filing portal.

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First Published Date: 30 Dec, 16:55 IST