Income Tax e-Filings in India
Income Tax: e-Filings in India

Income Tax e-Fillings Introduction:

Income tax is an annual tax that applies to the assets and annual income. Section 4 of Indian income tax under the Act, 1961, describes that every person will pay the income tax based on the previous year's total income or according to assessment year by the Finance Act for that assessment year.

The government and administration must collect income tax from every person. The income tax could be income from salaries, income from house property, profit from a business, income from capital, and income from other sources. However, the income tax department has to collect payment with competency and justice.

Income Tax e-Fillings:

Income Tax e-Fillings is a process to file an income tax return from administration electronically. Income Tax Department of India introduced the Electronic tax filling system, and it is a fast and easy process to collect revenue for the country. The e-filling income tax system was launched by Indian tax machinery in the A.Y. 2006-07 to improve the return filling.

The primary aim of e-taxation is to quickly and efficiently replace an old and manual bureaucratic system, and it is secure online delivery. Moreover, the department always prefers the income tax e-filling due to the easy income tax return and reduces the time required to enter data to the recipient manually. It has become the most feasible and faster way that covers the department's needs and recipients.

Research Methodology:

Data Collection:

Data collection is a fundamental factor for the department and collected from many sources such as books, journals, and online databases.


We need to know about the process and benefits of e-fillings income tax.
To study the yearly progress of e-filling income tax as compared to the previous year.

Benefits of Income Tax e-fillings:

More Accuracy:

The e-Filing software has a built-in function for validation and connectivity with the Incom tax department, and it runs with accuracy and minimizes errors. In contrast, the manual filling system can create more complexity and errors.

Fast Processing:

The applications of ITR will accept in a faster way and increase the processing speed of returning income tax by the department. It has become an easy way to file an income tax return electronically.

Time and Place Constraints:

Applicants can file the income tax return at any place online. Moreover, the e-Filling system is readily available for 24/7/365. So, the taxpayer can return his income tax without any convenience.

Secure and Trustworthy:

Income tax e-Filling is an online system that provides the recipient's security to file an income tax return online. Being an online system makes it more trustworthy and secure. Thus, e-filling is better than a paper-based system.

Provide Better Environment:

The E-Filling system provides better environments for applicants by giving one-page print instead of copies of multiples pages. 

Steps Require For Income Tax e-Fillings:

Step1: Firstly, log in to the income tax department for filing tax returns. Moreover, you can register yourself with the Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Step2: Click into the Download and go to the e-filling, and you can select the suitable Income Tax return form (ITRF).

Step3: Now download the return preparation software (excel file) and now enter all details mentioned on Form 16.

Step4: You can calculate your tax payable by just clicking the "Calculate Tax" tab.

Step5: You have to verify the entering details by clicking on the 'Validate' tab. You pay tax and enter the Challan number in a particular field.

Step6: Go to submit a return on the left side and upload the XML file after choosing the relevant forms.

Step7: You will ask whether you have a digital signature or not and then file a digitally.

Step8: When you end up filling, you get a message on the successful form filled. Then the ITR form is greeted, and you can download it.

Step9: Take a print and sent it to the Income Tax Department within 120 days of uploading your form.

Step10: The I.T. department will let you know about the processing of your form. If you are not getting any message from the Income-tax department, you can again send ITR Form 5.


In the modern age, the I.T. field has become very helpful in every area of life. To file an income tax form online is a gift for taxpayers by the tax department. E-filling is very fast and secure to fill the e-taxation form online with minimum error. It is quicker and also saves your time, cost, and energy. Moreover, it reduces the complexity of taxpayers and the income tax department. Hence, it assures more accuracy and a fast processing system.

Drafted By:
CS.A.Maniraj.,B.Com.,ACS.,CA(Fin), Independent Director 
Certified CSR Professional., Certified GST Professional

Income Tax e-Filings in India
Maniraj Anantham 29 February, 2024
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