Income Tax Return (ITR) XML is a file format of the filed ITR. A taxpayer can download the ITR XML file for any specific Financial Year from the Income Tax e-Filing Portal. A taxpayer can open the ITR XML using ITR Utilities to view the details of the ITR filed. ITR XML can be used for the following purposes:
- To view the ITR Details,
- For Revise ITR filing,
- To check Tax Calculations of reported income.
IT Department also provides the facility to download prefilled XML to taxpayers for ITR filing.
Steps To Download ITR XML File from the Income Tax e-Filing Website
- Go to the Income Tax e-Filing portal
Log in using valid credentials.
- Click on My Account > View e-Filed Returns/Forms
It is right next to the Dashboard.
- Select “Income Tax Returns” from the drop-down list.
Click on Submit.
- Click on the acknowledgment number to view the status of your Income Tax Return.
Against the AY for which you wish to download filed XML.
- Click on “XML” to download the XML file.
The XML file will be downloaded.
You can reset the password of your account on the Income Tax e-Filing portal. However, you will not be able to create a new account on e-Filing portal. You can reset password in any of the following ways:
Answering Secret Question
Uploading Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
Using OTP (PINs)
Using Aadhaar OTP
a Revised Return can be filed up to the end of the assessment year or before completion of the assessment, whichever is earlier. This means that an assessee can file a revised return up to one year from the end of the financial year.
A return can be revised any number of times before the expiry of one year from the end of the assessment year or before the assessment by the department is completed, whichever event takes place earlier.