WHAT IS e-FILING ? ADVANTAGES OF e-FILING

WHAT IS e-FILING ?

THE PROCESS OF ELECTRONICALLY FILING INCOME TAX RETURN, THROUGH THE INTERNET, IS KNOWN AS e-FILING

WHO CAN e-FILE?

  • Individuals
  • HUF
  • Companies / BOI / AOP / Firms / Trusts / Local authorities / Artificial juridical person
  • External Agencies
  • Tax professionals – Chartered Accountants
  • Tax Deductors and Collectors
  • Electronic Return Filing Intermediaries

ADVANTAGES OF e-FILING

ANYWHERE – ANYTIME FILING  

EASY, FAST AND SECURE  

 FASTER REFUNDS  

 VALUE ADDED SERVICES LIKE  

  TRACKING OF REFUNDS, 26AS VIEW,  

   E-MAIL AND SMS ALERTS,  

   REGARDING STATUS OF  

  PROCESSING AND REFUNDS  

 IMMEDIATE ACKNOWLEDGMENT  

   24/7 ONLINE SERVICE  

 DEDICATED HELPDESK TO SUPPORT  

  THE QUERIES OF ASSESSEES  

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONALITIES ON THE e-FILING PORTAL

HERE ARE A FEW STEPS ON HOW YOU CAN FILE ONLINE:

ONLINE e-FILING PROCESS (ITR 1 & ITR 4)

  •   LOGIN TO THE e-FILING PORTAL AND GO TO ‘e-FILE’–> ‘FILE INCOME TAX RETURN’
  •   SELECT THE “ASSESSMENT YEAR”, “ FILING TYPE”, ITR TYPE, SUBMISSION MODE SELECT STATUS  
  •   CONTINUE IF YOU ARE SURE ABOUT THE ITR TYPE OR YOU CAN CLICK ON “PROCEED” TO HELP FIND YOUR ITR  
  •   SELECT REASON FOR FILING & FILL THE APPLICABLE FIELDS OF THE ITR  
  •   SELECT VERIFICATION MODE  
  •   FILL ALL THE APPLICABLE FIELDS IN THE ITR  
  •   ENTER EVC/OPT FOR e-VERIFYING YOUR ITR (OR) SEND THE SIGNED ITR-V TO CPC FOR VERIFICATION  
  •  e-FILING OF ITR IS NOW COMPLETE

OFFLINE e-FILING PROCESS

GOING COMPLETELY ONLINE CAN BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE MULTIPLE FORMS WITH A LOT OF DATA AND LABORIOUS CALCULATIONS. SO TO EASE YOU IN, THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD AND THEN UPLOAD A COMPLETED FILE, WITHOUT THE FEAR OF ‘SESSION’ TIME OUT’ IS ALSO PROVIDED.

HERE’S HOW YOU GO ABOUT THE PROCESS:

  •   DOWNLOAD THE APPLICABLE JSON UTILITY FROM THE e-FILING PORTAL
  •   GO TO ‘DOWNLOADS’ -> INCOME TAX RETURNS  
  •   DOWNLOAD UTILITY  
  •   FILL ALL THE APPLICABLE FIELDS IN THE ITR UTILITY AND GENERATE JSON FILE  
  •   LOGIN TO THE e-FILING PORTAL AND GO TO go to E-FILE-> INCOME TAX RETURNS-> FILE INCOME TAX RETURNSE
  •   SELECT THE “ASSESSMENT YEAR”, “FILING TYPE”, ITR TYPE, SUBMISSION MODE  
  •   UPLOAD THE GENERATED JSON FILE  
  •   ENTER EVC/OPT FOR e-VERIFYING YOUR ITR (OR) SEND THE SIGNED ITR-V TO CPC FOR VERIFICATION
  •   e-FILING OF ITR NOW COMPLETE  

e-VERIFICATION

ONCE YOU’VE SUBMITTED YOUR ITR, IT IS IMPORTANT TO VERIFY THE SAME, IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE FILING PROCESS. e-VERIFICATION IS THE EASIEST WAY OF VERIFYING YOUR ITR, AS IT SAVES YOU THE EFFORT OF SENDING SIGNED ITR-V TO CPC BENGALURU.

HOW TO e-VERIFY

YOU CAN e-VERIFY USING

  1. ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION CODE
  2. AADHAAR OTP OR
  3. BY LOGGING IN THROUGH NET BANKING. EVC MAY BE OBTAINED USING A PRE-VALIDATED BANK ACCOUNT OR A PRE-VALIDATED DEMAT ACCOUNT.
  4. USING DSC

HERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE STEPS TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS:

  • Login to e-Filing portal and go to ‘e-file’–> ‘Income Tax Return’ –> ‘e-Verify Return’
  • Click on the ‘e-verify’ link available against the ITR which is to be e-Verified
  • Select e-Verification, mode as applicable
  • Enter EVC/OTP for e-Verifying your ITR
  • e-Verification of ITR is now complete

e-PROCEEDING

GET ONLINE AND

GET ON WITH LIFE.

e-Proceeding is an electronic platform for conducting proceedings in an end-to-end manner.

All the notices/intimations/ letters from the department are made available under e-Proceedings, where the assessee would be able to view and submit the response, along     with      attachments, by uploading the same   on the e-Filing portal. This will not only reduce compliance burden on the assesses substantially, but also enable safe storage and tracking of all e-submissions made by the assessee, and make the entire process paperless.

e-FILING VAULT

To shield your e-Filing account against any fraudulent activity or unauthorised access, e-Filing Vault adds a second level of authentication which ensures higher degree of security, compared to a simple user ID and Password.

Higher security options are available for e-Filing Login and Reset Password, through the following options.

  NET BANKING  

   AADHAAR OTP  

 DIGITAL SIGNATURE  

 CERTIFICATE (DSC)  

  BANK ACCOUNT EVC  

DEMAT ACCOUNT EVC  

THE GRIEVANCES CELL

A single window to raise all your grievances through the e-Filing portal. This window enables taxpayers to address any concern that arises during the filing process or after.

THE GRIEVANCES CELL SUPPORT TEAM

A. Assessing Officer (ITO/ACIT) or Supervisory Hierarchy

B. Centralized Processing Center for TDS returns (CPC-TDS)

C. Centralized Processing Center for Processing Status (CPC-ITR)

D. e-Filing Website Team

E. NSDL

F. Directorate of Systems

G. UTIITSL

YOU CAN RAISE GRIEVANCES THROUGH HOEPAGE– FOOTER — GRIEVANCES OR POST LOGIN THROUGH GRIEVANCES- SUBMIT GRIEVANCES

DIRECTORATE OF INCOME-TAX

(Public Relations, Publications & Publicity)

6th Floor, Mayur Bhawan, New Delhi

1 thought on “WHAT IS e-FILING ? ADVANTAGES OF e-FILING”

  1. Bank has deducted TCS for the forex remittance done on 31/01/22. Even after several reminders they have not deposited the amount deducted, into the government treasury. Hence this doesn’t show up on the Form 26AS. What step should I take?
    Thank you for your advice.

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