CA Sandeep Kanoi

CBDT has vide press release dated 07.04.2014 has released online and offline utility for e-Filing of ITR 1 (SAHAJ) & ITR 4S (SUGAM) for AY 2014-15. CBDT has earlier notified the same ITR forms vide its NOTIFICATION NO. 24/2014, Dated: April 1, 2014.You can download New ITR Froms from Download Section of Income Tax e-filing website if you want to file offline and if you want to file online you can do so by logging into your e-filing account.

We are not uploading the ITR Utility on our website as Forms are just been released and considering  previous year experience we expect changes in the  utility for removal of discrepancies in the utility if any.  We request our readers to download the latest ITR Utility whenever they wish to file an ITR through offline Java Utility from e-filing website of Income Tax Department.

Steps to file form offline

  1. Download the applicable ITR form from Downloads
  2. Fill it offline
  3. Generate XML
  4. Register on e-Filing website using your PAN
  5. LOGIN to the portal.
  6. Go to e-File link – Upload Return

Login to e-filing website to Prepare and Submit ITR Online

How to use this ITR Form?

These ITR Forms are developed using the latest in JAVA technology and effort has been made to make it user friendly, simpler and faster preparation of tax returns. This utility can be run on operating systems like Windows 7.0 or above and latest Linux, where Java Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 6 (jre 1.7 is also known as jre version 7) or above is installed.


i.Please make sure you have the latest version of the utility before you start filling the information into the utility.

ii. Please make sure you’re connected to the internet for submission of the ITR Form.

The following are features available in the ITR Form.

1. New – On click of this button, a new copy of the ITR form will be available. If you have already opened the ITR form, you will be prompted to save the earlier copy.

2. Open -This option is for importing the XML (successfully generated earlier) of a particular A.Y. Select the path and import the XML. You should check/validate the contents before finalizing upload/submission.

3. Save – You can save your completed XML in the desired path/location of your desktop.

4. Save Draft – This option can be used to save your XML. Please note you cannot upload an XML which was saved using the ‘Save draft’ option. Only a complete XML generated using the ‘Save’ option can be uploaded successfully.

5. Prefill –This option can be used to auto-fill your Personal, Address and Tax details. You will be prompted to provide your User ID, Password and DOB/DOI to fetch the data. It is advisable to complete this activity before you start entering other data. Please check/validate the contents. Please make sure you’re connected to the internet to avail this feature.

6. Re-Calculate – On clicking this button, the data in the utility will be re-calculated. This is to provide with the utility based calculation/validation.

7. Submit -Click this button to upload the XML in e-Filing portal. You’ll be prompted to provide your e-Filing credentials, User ID, Password and DOB/DOI. Post submission, the success message and the acknowledgment number will be displayed. You will be able to download ITR-V. Please make sure you’re connected to the internet to avail this feature. (if the return is submitted without a DSC) as well.

8. Help – This option will let you know the shortkeys, instructions, settings and how to use this ITR form.

9. Previous/Next- These will help you to navigate to the various tabs of the ITR form.

Shortcut keys


Alt + N Opens a new ITR


Alt+ S Saves the ITR in the user desired path


Alt +F4 Closes the utility


Alt + I Imports the XML file


Alt + F Pre-fills the ITR


Alt + C Clears the validation errors


Alt + D Hides/Shows the validation window


Alt + G Opens the SUBMIT screen to submit the ITR


Alt + R Re-calculates the tax details as per the Utility


Following are the recommended settings to use the ITR Utility :


Java Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 6 (jre 1.7 is also known as jre version 7) or above Any Zip Software to unzip the utility

Internet Connection:

Minimum bandwidth of 256 kbps and above


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0 responses to “Download online / offline utility for e-Filing of ITR 1 & ITR 4S for AY 2014-15”

  1. meghana says:

    after filingitr1 online iam not getting verification and the session expires everytime what should be done?

  2. rakesh says:

    hw to download itr4 in itr utility form

  3. Amrendra Mishra says:

    which ITR form fill for profession fees

  4. Santosh Kumar says:


    I am salaried person. I buy a car last year Apr-14, I use it for small business of car rental. Which form Do I fill as in ITR4 but my income is <=7500 that is why it is not allowing me to fill the form. Pl. help me out.


  5. alok says:

    Hi.. Since last 2 days I am trying to file ITR…
    1st I tried e-filing where I am not receiving pin in email addr due to which I am not able to proceed.
    Then I went for using this java utility. Though I have internet(above 150mbps) its giving me Internet connection error.

    Can anyone please suggest how to proceed from here.

    Also toll-free no are engaged.

    Thanks in advance. 🙂

  6. Amit Gajjar says:

    how can i download ITR-1 asst. year 2014-15 for excel format

  7. p.m.shurendhar says:

    sir i am submit one ITR form-1 with mistake without claiming the i can correct ITR Form for refund amount.

  8. hemant chauhan says:

    how can i download ITR-4S asst. year 2014-15 for exel format

  9. anirban biswas says:

    dear sir, after fillup itr2 online a.y. 2014-15 java utylity how can i get the print copy of the fillup form.


  10. anita says:


    Where is the new itrs. I am not able to download or see in this site.

  11. anita says:

    prem Sagar ji,

    Where is the new itrs. I am not able to see or download.

  12. Nainan says:

    Can any one help me? My problem is that in when i add name or PAn number it says maximum character is 75. but my character only 4 or 5 and it says error. my email is

  13. ASHISH BHAVSAR says:

    Dear Sir,

    We have required for ITR4 Excel Formate for Accounting Year 2013-14


    Ashish Bhavsar

  14. S. S. Lamba says:

    How to print the relevant pages from the offline java utility form ITR 2

  15. Sanjay says:


    which ITR form fill for profession fees

    tx. s.k.

  16. Advocate Pranav Kumar says:

    Thanks for new year itr.

  17. K.PREM SAGAR says:

    you are the first person to show the new itrs which are in large demand, asthe financial year has already begun and tax payers are eager to file early. pl. keep it up.
    k.prem sagar

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