Income Tax Department launches offline Utility for ITR 1,4

The Income Tax Department has launched the offline utility for taxpayers filing ITR – 1 and 4 for 2020-21 fiscal year.

As per the online e-filing portal, “the user can now download and fill the offline utility for ITR 1 & 4 (AY 2021-22)” It also stated that the utility for other ITRs will be enabled shortly.

The offline utility is available on the e-filing portal and is based on new technology “JSON” (JavaScript Object Notation), which is a light weight format for storing data.