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File Income Tax Return - ITR 1 Online for Salaried Employee

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Maharshi Shah

Income from salary
Income Tax
Salaried Individuals
Last updated on June 22nd, 2021

It is important for salaried individuals to file their returns. Individuals whose annual income is below the taxable should also file their ITR. There are a great many advantages of filing the income tax return such as availing loans, traveling abroad, claiming a refund, etc. In this article we discuss how to file income tax return online for salaried employee.

Contrastingly, not filing your income tax return despite having taxable income can make you liable for penalty and prosecution provisions of the income tax act. Below, we list down some of the important points to remember for salaried persons while filing their ITR.

ITR 1 Form Breakdown

The ITR 1 form has 5 sections that are required to be filled before submitting it. The sections are mentioned below:

How to File ITR 1 Using JSON Utility from AY 2021-22?

After an individual has downloaded the Offline JSON Utility on their system, they will be taken to the Homepage for filing the Income Tax Return.

  1. Click on Continue

    After you install the utility, you will land on the homepage. Now click on continue to file your ITR for AY 2021-22HomePage to file ITR

  2. Select the applicable option

    You will find 3 tabs namely: Returns, Draft Version of Returns and Pre-filled Data. Select the option that is applicable to and click on ‘File Return’File ITR

  3. Click on ‘Import Pre-filled Data’

    Now, you have to select the ‘Import Pre-filled Data’ option. This will import all the data that you have already saved on your system and will pre-filling information in the ITRSelect Pre-filled ITR

  4. Enter the PAN and Assessment Year

    Now, enter the PAN details of the taxpayer and select the assessment year, and then click on proceedAdd PAN and AY

  5. Download the ‘Pre-filled JSON’

    Next, download the pre-filled JSON from the e-filing website by logging into your account.

  6. Upload the Pre-filled JSON File

    Now, export the pre-filled JSON file from your system and upload it and then click proceed

  7. Click on ‘File Return’

    Now you will be redirected to the file ITR screen which will contain the basic pre-filled information from the JSON file File ITR

  8. Select the Status

    Next, select the applicable status and click on continueSelect the status

  9. Select ‘ITR 1’

    Now from the options given select ITR 1Select ITR1

  10. Click on ‘Let’s get started’

    In order to start filing your ITR, click on ‘Let’s get started’Click on lets get started

  11. Fill the applicable and mandatory fields of the Form

    Enter in all the necessary and applicable details, validate all the tabs of the ITR form and then Tax will be calculatedEnter necessary details

  12. Now Submit your Return

    After you have confirmed all schedules, you can submit and preview your returnSubmit and preview return

  13. Download or Print the Preview

    You can now download or print the preview on your system for your referencedownload preview

  14. Click on ‘Proceed to Validation’

    Now return to the screen and click on ‘Proceed to Validation’ to validate the returnProceed to validate

  15. Validate the Errors

    If there will be any errors, taxpayer will have to validate that, post that one can “Download the JSON” Downlod the JSON

File ITR 1 Online using the eFiling Website - Login - File Income Tax Return - Assessment Year - File ITR online option - Status - Choose ITR 1 option - List of Docs for ITR 1 - Select the appropriate checkboxes - Validate Prefilled Return for ITR 1 - Enter Income & Deduction Details - Tax Liability for ITR 1 - Refund Option - Preview and Submit ITR 1 - Submit Return - Verification Procedure - ITR 1 Successfully Filed

How to File ITR with Multiple Form 16?

A taxpayer may have multiple Form 16 if they changed jobs during the financial year. They get Form 16 from both their current employer and past employer at the end of a financial year. The taxpayer needs to File ITR-1 on the Income Tax e-Filing portal even though he has received Multiple Form 16.

Steps to e-File return with Multiple Form 16

e-File Income Tax Return without Form 16

Employers may fail to provide Form 16 to their employees due to various reasons. In such a case, employees find it difficult to file an ITR without Form 16. This is because they don’t know their taxable salary and TDS amount.

Follow these steps to e-file your ITR without Form 16

Income Tax Return Form – ITR 1

AY 2021-22 ITR 1 Sahaj form for salaried individuals
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Check which ITR Form to file?
Income Tax Return Forms to file depends on your Income Source, Residential Status, and other financial situation. Know which ITR Form you should file.

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How to file income tax return online for salaried employee?

Individuals can file their tax returns by preparing it on their own and submitting it on the Income Tax e-Filing portal. They can also prepare it offline with the help of the ITR preparation utility. The third option would be to file through an e-return intermediary (ERI) like Quicko.

How to file ITR if I only have Form 16 from my current employer and not from my previous employer?

First, add the salary income of the current employer as per Form 16. And then calculate the taxable salary from the previous employer as per salary slips and file your ITR.

Can I file a return after the Due Date?

Yes. You can file a ‘Belated Return’ after the due date. You can file a belated return before the end of Assessment Year or before the completion of the assessment whichever is earlier. Late filing fees as per section 234F will also be levied.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hi Krishna,

    Since you are earning Salary and Capital Gains - ITR 2 will be applicable to you.
    You can check which ITR to file using Know your ITR Form tool.

    Hope this helps :slight_smile: