Let us consider various online ways through which the Income Tax Return can be filled. Income tax e-filling can be done on the official website of the income tax department in 2 different manners without any charge, as mentioned below:
- Filing income details online and e-filing the returns.
- Downloading the ITR utility tool specifically designed for hassle free filing of income tax return.
ITR Utility Tool
Let us know more about the ITR utility tool provided by the Income tax department. ITR Utility is software introduced by the income tax department, which helps a taxpayer to file the income tax returns easily. Every year, the income tax department releases updated versions of the ITR Utility Software for online filing of income tax return. This software is available for free download and all the services carried out with the help of the software are also free. Earlier, the ITR utility was an excel file. The assessee had to fill in all the details of the income and an xml file was generated. Then this file had to upload online for filing Income Tax returns.
Now the income tax department has released updated ITR utility software which is a java based file. This latest version of ITR utility software is easier than the previous excel based version, as it fetches a lot of details of the assessee automatically. This java based version of ITR utility software has made filing income tax return easier.