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Last Update Date : October 15, 2018

e-filing your Income Tax Return is no more a headache! Our user-friendly application is designed to help you e-file your Tax Return in a jiffy. You can follow the simple steps mentioned in our guide to e-file your Return on your own.

Documents Required for e-Filing Income Tax Return

Before you get started, you need to keep the following documents handy:

[ Read: Detailed List of Documents Required for ITR Filing ]

Getting Started with How to File Income Tax Return

  • Step 1: Go to click on “Login” button. If you haven’t registered yourself, click on the ‘Register here’ link. You will be asked if you want to file ‘Income Tax Services’ or ‘Business Tax Services’. Click on ‘Income Tax Services’ and you will be redirected to the page given below.

how to file itr on your own

  • Step 2: Select ‘Self Income Tax e-Filing’, click on ‘Know More’. You will be re-directed to the registration page.
  • Step 3: Provide required details like email address and password and click on “Register with Email” button. You can also register with Google but clicking on the “Register with Google”.Self e-filing income tax return portal
  • Step 4: Provide your personal details like name, contact number, PAN, address etc. In the next page, provide your communication address and then your bank details like bank name, account number, account type etc. in the next page.Personal Details for Income Tax Return Filing


Contact details required for ITR Filing


Bank details required for ITR Filing Online


  • Step 5: Now you can upload your Form 16.

Upload Form 16 to file ITR

  • Step 6: You will now have to select ‘Yes’ for all the options that apply to you in the “Tax Profile”.

Enter the required tax details intro your Profile

  • Step 7: Some of the details will be pre-populated by the application if you have uploaded your Form 16. You can fill the remaining relevant details about your tax saving investments, health insurance and deductions as applicable.

Enter tax saving investments details

  • Step 8: You are almost done! This is the last step of the process where you can review the result of calculations by downloading computation sheet. If you are satisfied, you can click on “e-File My Return” to complete your e-filing process.

Step to Review your tax summary and E-file Income Tax Return

  • Step 9: You will receive a pop-up notification to check your Form 26AS to avoid any mismatch in the calculation. Click on “Yes” if you are sure about the calculation.

Efiling Income Tax Return for FY 2017-18

  • Step 10: Your e-filing process will be started and your returns will be filed in 1 working day.
  • Step 11: E-verify your Income Tax Return. Once your return is filed you get 120 days to e-verify the same. Read our detailed guide on e-verification of income tax return.

About H&R Block

H&R Block, is the world’s largest Tax Service provider company with over 720 Million returns filed worldwide annually. If you prefer doing your taxes yourself, H&R Block provides a highly intuitive online tool for e-Filing income tax returns which automatically extracts all data from your Form 16, to help you e-file your taxes for free.

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