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How To File and E-Return
May 29, 2007, 9:23 am
Filed under: FINANCE
The Income Tax Department of India has facilitated the process of e-Filing of Returns by enabling the Internet website for e-Filing of Returns. This web site is hosted at the Income Tax Department’s web site itself, and is the internet site the tax payer sees. It accepts the e-Return filed by user in the form of an XML file for further processing. It allows the end user to Register, Download various utilities free of cost , to help in e-Filing and upload of e-Returns. It is a one-stop for anyone requiring to e-File their Returns in India.
The Home Page
The Home Page is the default page seen when accessing the Internet website for e-Filing of Returns.The central area of the page contains the major announcements. The Left Navigation Bar of the page focuses on the various ITS Forms (Form 1, Form 2, Form 2F, Form 3, and Form 3B).On the Right hand side, there is a provision for a One-Time Registration of a New Member, while just above it is the Login provision for Registered Users. Registration of Members is free of cost. User has to register only once and can use that Id and password for further years as well.

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On clicking on any of the Forms on the Left Navigation Bar, the options for that specific Form will be available for reading and can be further clicked to get detailed information.

The example shown in this image is the set of options available when clicking on the link Form 1. Clicking each option here will open the details associated with that option.
The options are
Overview: Giving a brief overview related to ITS Form 1.
Who Should Submit this Form: Brief details about who is eligible to submit the selected Form.
Downloads: Opens the page from where downloads specifically for Form 1 are available. These include the Client Side Utilities for Form 1.(You must be logged in to access this)
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Help: Tips and Assistance on e-Filing Form 1
Submit Your Returns: This leads to the page where the validated XML e-Returns file needs to be uploaded. (You must be logged in to access this)

What about the Other Services?

Other Services like find your PAN, find your TAN, Print Challan etc. are still available here on this website as a service from this website.In order to access the same, user needs to Click Other Services in the Top Navigation Menu of the website and click on the required Sub-Menu. The image shows the Sub-Menu’s available at this point in time which can further be clicked on and detailed information can be taken.

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