How to file ITR-1 (Sahaj) using Income Tax Website?

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By Hiral Vakil on March 19, 2019

You can file ITR-1 either physically or electronically. The due date to file ITR-1 is the 31st July of the next financial year. Since the Financial year 2013-14, electronic filing (e-filing) of ITR-1 has been made compulsory for taxpayers having an income more than Rs. 5 Lakhs.

ITR Forms & Documents: ITR Form Types, Documents and Filing

Offline/ Physical submission:

Only individuals above the age of 80 years or Individuals/ HUF with total income less than Rs. 5 lacs and no claim of refund can furnish a return physically.

  • Download ITR-1 Form from Income Tax Website,
  • Fill the form and submit the ITR-1 in paper form to the IT Department.
  • The department will provide you with an acknowledgement along with a stamp of submission on your copy.

Online / Electronic submission:

Follow the Step-by-Step process to Prepare and Submit ITR-1 on Income Tax Website:

Step 1: Login to your account on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Step 2: Go to e-file > Income Tax Returns

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Step 3. Select Assessment Year, ITR Form, Submission Mode – Prepare and Submit Online

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Step 4. Select the details you wish to get prefilled from records available with the IT Department and start filing your ITR.

How to file ITR-1-Prefilled data

Step 5. Click on Preview and Submit if you have entered all the data correctly. You can also save a draft if you want to cross-check data with supporting documents or add data later.

You can e-Verify your return online OR send the signed ITR-V to CPC Bangalore within 120 days of filing and complete the return filing process.

Structure of ITR-1

Part/ Schedule Heading Fields
PART A- GENERAL INFORMATION Personal Information Name, Address, Date of Birth, PAN, Aadhaar Number, Contact Details etc.
Filing Status Employer Category, Filing Type, Return filed under section etc.
PART B Gross Total Income Income from Salary, Pension, One House Property, Other Sources
PART C Deductions And Taxable Total Income Deductions under Section 80C, 80D, 80E, 80G, 80TTA etc and Taxable Total Income
PART D Computation of Tax Payable Breaking up Tax computation, Interest, Cess, Rebate etc.
PART E Other Information Details of all Bank Accounts held in India at any time during the previous year. IFSC Code, Name of Bank, Account Number.  
Schedule IT Details of Advance Tax and Self Assessment Tax Payments BSR code, Date of Deposit, Chalan Number, Tax Paid. 
Schedule TDS Details of TDS/TCS by Employers/ Deductors/ Collectors TAN, Name of Deductor/collector, Year of Deduction/collection, Tax Deducted/collected etc.
Exempt Income Details of exempt Income and Allowances from salary income.   Nature of Income/ Allowance, Description and Amount.