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How to E-file your returns using

You can file your tax returns online using the Income tax Department website  :- 

Please follow the procedure outlined below: 

  1. Log on to
  2. Create a profile using your PAN as user id or login using the login credentials already created.Please remember the password and give a valid/active email id.
  3. Select your applicable IT Return Form in MS Excel and Download
    1. ITR 1, for Individuals having Income from Salary / Pension / Income from One House Property / Bank interest
    2. ITR 2, other individuals, who are not having Income from Business or Profession.

For other forms and for more information and applicability refer:

  1. Fill the IT return excel sheet with your personal info, details from form 16 and bank statement etc.
    1. Bank details are mandatory, ensure that you enter MICR code correctly.MICR code can be obtained from cheque book
    2. Usually the returns are filed under “11 – u/s 139(1)”
    3. Follow the tips and in-built validations to ensure that the information filled is complete and accurate.  You can save the form at any stage and complete the form as per your convenience.
    4.  Determine your income & pay tax if necessary.
      1. The tax can be paid online, please click on link
      2. FAQ –  and the Process – http://iscls2redirect/HMYEFIL/HTML/Online Payment of Direct taxes.mht.
      3. Verify your details and then generate .XML File

The Excel Utility creates .xml file based on the details filled. Save this in your system

  1. Logon to using your user id and password.
  2. Select Assessment Year as 11-12 under submit returns section
  3. Browse and select .xml file saved in your system

10. After successful upload, an electronic receipt of the IT return will be generated.

  1. In case you have signed your return with digital signature, the receipt of e-return may be kept for your records and this receipt need not be submitted to the IT Department.  
  2. In case you have filed without digital signature, the electronic receipt is generated i.e. ITR-V form.  Please note that the ITR-V form can be generated only by the IT Department once you submit the ITR form.

11. Print the ITR-V, Sign and Post to Income Tax Department – CPC, Post Bag No – 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bengaluru – 560100, Karnataka.Send returns by simple post only (not by speed post or courier) 

12. As an acceptance of your ITR-V, Income Tax Department sends an e-acknowledgement from mail id –

Other points

-       For queries, please contact the Income Tax Departments Helpdesk No.

  • Toll free   : 1800-425-2229
  • Direct      : 080-22546500

-       Link to know your jurisdiction

-       If you want to claim deductions for investment in Life insurance, NSC, PPF etc, which are not shown in Form 16, please recompute your income & taxes considering these proofs. Submission of proof is not needed along with the return.

-       This facility is free of cost.

-       The last date to file your returns for the Financial Year 2010-11 (Assessment year 2011-12) is July 31, 2011.



There is no need to worry.Fill the appropriate ITR V form again. Follow the given steps:-

  1. In the first sheet : FILING STATUS field fill REVISED
  2. Change ‘Return Under File Section’ to 16 – u/s 139(5)
  3. Enter the Acknowledgement Number and Date of previously filed return(The return which had mistakes would have provided an Acknowledgement Number.)
  4. Validate everything and generate XML.

Leave a comment in case of any clarifications.

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