Taxpayers can download the prefilled XML to prepare their ITR. They can simply upload this XML in ITR Utility and prepare and file their ITR. Prefilled XML has the following details of a taxpayer in it:
This saves time of a taxpayer while preparing ITR. IT Department enabled this facility with a view to provide ease to the taxpayer in filing ITR and avoid mismatch in the information provided by the taxpayer.
Firstly, log in using valid credentials.
Click on My Account > Download Pre-Filled XML from the dashboard.
Choose the ITR form that you want to file and click on continue.
Click on the “Download XML” option.
From AY 2021-22 onwards, filing ITR via excel and java utilities will be discontinued and JSON offline utility will be enabled. Currently, the JSON Offline Utility is enabled only for ITR 1 and ITR 4, the other ITRs will be added to the utility shortly.
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
Yes, you can change the prefilled salary details in XML after importing it in ITR Utility.
Yes. You can use the prfilled XML to file Revise Return. All you need to do us change the filing section from 139(1) to 139(5).