Offline ITR Filing: Download the applicable ITR, fill the form offline, save the generated XML file and then upload it.
To e-File the ITR using the upload XML method, the user must download either of the following ITR utility:
Perform the following steps to download the Java Utility or Excel Utility, then to generate and Upload the XML:
Step-1: Go to the Income Tax e-Filing portal https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
Step-2: Download the Appropriate ITR utility under ‘Downloads > IT Return Preparation Software’.
Step-3: Extract the downloaded utility ZIP file and Open the Utility from the extracted folder. (For more information and prerequisites, refer the ‘Read me’ document).
Note : System Requirements
Excel Utilities: Macro enabled MS-Office Excel version 2007/2010/2013 on Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 /10 with .Net Framework (3.5 & above)
Java Utilities: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, Linux and Mac OS 10.x with JRE (Java Runtime Environment) Version 8 with latest updates.
To Enable Macros in Excel Go to > File > Options > Trust Centre > Trust Centre Settings > Macro Settings > Enable All Macro > Click ‘OK’ button twice to save these settings.
Step-4: Fill the applicable and mandatory fields of the ITR form.
Pre-filled XML can be downloaded post login to the e-Filing portal from ‘My Account > Download Pre-Filled XML’ and can be imported to the utility for prefilling the personal and other available details.
Step-5: Validate all the tabs of the ITR form and Calculate the Tax.
Step-6: Generate and Save the XML.
Step-7: Login to e-Filing portal by entering user ID (PAN), Password, Captcha code and click ‘Login’.
Step-8: Click on the ‘e-File’ menu and click ‘Income Tax Return’ link.
On Income Tax Return Page:
PAN will be auto-populated
Select ‘Assessment Year’
Select ‘ITR form Number’
Select ‘Filing Type’ as ‘Original/ Revised Return’
Select ‘Submission Mode’ as ‘Upload XML’
Choose any one of the following option to verify the Income Tax Return:
Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).
EVC using Prevalidated Bank Account Details.
EVC using Prevalidated Demat Account Details.
Already generated EVC through My Account > Generate EVC Option or Bank ATM.
Validity of such EVC is 72 hours from the time of generation.
I would like to e-Verify later. Please remind me.
I don’t want to e-verify this Income Tax Return and would like to send signed ITR-V through normal or speed post to “Centralized Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru – 560500”
Step-11: Click ‘Continue’
Step-12: Attach the ITR XML file. On choosing,
Step-13: DSC as verification option, Attach the signature file generated from DSC management utility.
Step-14: Aadhaar OTP as verification option, Enter the Aadhaar OTP received in the mobile number registered with UIDAI.
Step-15: EVC through Bank account, Demat account or Bank ATM as verification option, Enter the EVC received in the mobile number registered with Bank or Demat Account respectively.
Step-16: Other two verification options, the ITR will be submitted but the process of filing the ITRs is not complete until it is verified. The submitted ITR should be e-Verified later by using ‘My Account > e-Verify Return’ option or the signed ITR-V should be sent to CPC, Bengaluru.
Step-17: Submit the ITR.
Source: Income Tax India’s Official Website