The process of filing Income Tax Return is going on and the last date for filing it is 31st July, 2022. You are probably aware that different categories of tax payers file different ITR forms. Most of the people, fill the ITR-1 ‘Sahaj’ form (ITR Form-1). This form is filled when the income from your salary, house rent and other income sources is less than Rs 50 lakh. Let us know in detail how this form can be filed in easy steps.

Process to file ITR online

The process will start by logging in to the e-filing portal with your User ID and Password. After this click on ‘e-File’ on your dashboard, then go to ‘Income Tax Return’ and then click on ‘File Income Tax Return’ option given there. After this you have to select ‘Assessment Year’ and then click on ‘Continue’. After doing this, select the ‘Online’ filling mode and then press the option of ‘Proceed’.

Select the type of income tax return

After this, whatever situation is applicable to you, select it and then select the option of ‘Continue’. You have to choose one of the types of income tax return. You will see two options, first- if you are not sure which ITR you want to file then select the option ‘Help me decide which ITR to file’ and proceed. If you know which ITR return you have to file, second, select the option ‘I know which ITR form to file’ and select the ITR format from the options given in the dropdown menu and then click ‘Proceed’ 

Complete the process like this

After doing the above steps, prepare a list of all the required documents in one place and then click on ‘Let’s get started’. Some questions will appear on the screen, answer them according to you and then select the option of ‘Continue’. Fill the required data and click on ‘Confirm’ option given after each section. Fill in your income and deduction figures separately and do not leave any section incomplete. If there is a tax liability, then select the option to pay it and if it is not there then select ‘Preview return’. If there is any refund on the basis of tax calculation then you will be taken back to the previous page.

After doing this, on the ‘Preview and Submit Return’ page, fill in the option of ‘Location’, then tick the declaration checkbox and select ‘Proceed for validation’. After verification, click on ‘Submit Return’ option, ‘Proceed to Verify’ and then on the page that will open, select the option of your choice and proceed. Let us tell you that this verification is necessary.

In this way, your income tax filing will be completed. After this, note down the transaction ID and acknowledgment number that appear on the screen so that you can check the status of filling.