How to File Income Tax Returns without using any softwares:

After incorporating the new fecilities on income tax e-filing poratl, one can file his/her income tax returns directly on the department website without using any software.

Steps to file Income Tax Returns without using softwares.

1. Log on to

2. Click on login option

3. Once you click the login option, you will be asked to provide User ID, password and Date of Birth for login into your account.

4. Once you login into your acount, you will find an option called “e-File” on the menu.

5. Under the “e-file” menu, select the option called “Prepare and Submit online ITR”

6. Once you select the above option, the following detailes will be displayed on the screen;

i. PAN No.

ii. ITR form Name: Here you need to select the ITR form applicable to you, as of now two ITR forms are available for efiling (ITR 1 and ITR 4S).

iii. Assessment year: Here you need to select the Assessment year for which you are filing the return.

iv. Address: Here you need to select one of the option out of 3 options( 1. Address from PAN Database, 2. Address from previous year return and 3. New address).

v. Digital Signature: Select “YES” if you want to file your return with digital signature otherwise “NO”

vi. After filling the above details, then click on SUBMIT button.

vii. After clicking the SUBMIT button, the system will take you to ITR form.

7. Once the ITR form got opened then you need to enter your details in the ITR form.

8. Once all the details in the ITR form are filled then you need to click on “SUBMIT” option for filing the return.

Note: 1. While filling the details in the ITR, please DON’T click on BACK button or BACKSPACE . If you click on BACK Space or BACK button, then you will be logged out.

2. After entering the data in each screen of ITR form, please click on “Save’ button to save the data.

(The author, S. Raghava Reddy, is a Chartered Accountant from Hyderabad. He can be reached at –

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  1. KARUNGOPAL says:

    I note that this process is possible only in case of ITR1 and ITR4S. Does ITR4S take care of intra-day share trading income, which comes under speculative business income? Or, can someone advise, which form has to be selected in the case of a person having this particular income? Thanks.

  2. Makarand says:

    For the A.Y. 2013-14 (F.Y. 2012-13) i need to deposit income tax, as i could not avail some tax deduction under chapter VI A.   While depositing through e-payment I am bit confused in selecting the applicable challan.  Kindly clarify which “challan” is required for making payment.  My income is from Salary.

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