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Income Tax e-Filing Portal : Download Prefilled XML

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Maharshi Shah

ITR XML
Prefilled XML
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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.

As per the Budget 2021, details of Capital gains on listed securities, dividend income and interest income from banks, post office, etc would now be prefilled in ITR in addition to the details of salary income, tax payments, TDS, etc which were already getting pre-filled earlier.
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As per the Budget 2021, details of Capital gains on listed securities, dividend income and interest income from banks, post office, etc would now be prefilled in ITR in addition to the details of salary income, tax payments, TDS, etc which were already getting pre-filled earlier.

How to Download Prefilled XML?

  1. Go to the Income Tax e-Filing Portal

    Firstly, log in using valid credentials.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Homepage

  2. Download Pre-Filled XML

    Click on My Account > Download Pre-Filled XML from the dashboard.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Dashboard

  3. Select the Assessment Year for which you are filling the Income Tax Return.

    Choose the ITR form that you want to file and click on continue. Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Download Pre-Filled XML Page

  4. Choose the bank account for a credit refund.

    Click on the “Download XML” option.Download Pre-Filled XML

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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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File ITR with JSON Utility for AY 2021-22

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.

FAQs

What to do if I have forgotten my password of the Income Tax e-filing account?

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
NetBanking Login

Can I change prefilled salary details in XML?

Yes, you can change the prefilled salary details in XML after importing it in ITR Utility.

Can I use prefilled XML to file Revise Return?

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).

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @TeamQuicko

    Thanks for the blog! Just one quick question - Why do we have to report a quarterly breakdown of Dividend Income under IFOS?

    Thank you!

  2. I had received dividend recently but I had noticed that TDS had been deducted. any idea as to why has it happened and is there a way I can claim this TDS?

  3. Hey @HarshitShah

    After the introduction of Budget 2020, dividend income is now taxable in the hands of the shareholder; and is also subject to TDS at 10% in excess of INR 5000 u/s 194 & 194K. Foreign Dividend is taxable at slab rates. TDS is not applicable to such dividends. The taxpayer should report such income under the head IFOS in the ITR filed on the Income Tax Website.

    Hope this helps!

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