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Learn about the ways to file income tax return

Return of income can be filed either in hard copy at the local office of the Income-tax Department or can be electronically filed at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in 


Learn about the ways to file income tax return

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Income tax return can be filed with the Income-Tax Department in the following ways:

1. In paper form

2. Electronically under digital signature

3. Electronically under electronic verification code

4. Furnishing return electronically and then submitting the verification of the return in Return Form ITR-V

Return of income can be filed either in hard copy at the local office of the Income-tax Department or can be electronically filed at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in 

In case of an applicant filing return using mode (4) without digital signature,then the taxpayer should take two printed copies of Form ITR-V. One copy of ITR-V, duly signed by the taxpayer, is to be sent (within the period specified in this regard, i.e., 120 days) by ordinary post or speed post to "Income-tax Department - CPC, Post Bag No. 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bengalore-560100 (Karnataka). The other copy may be retained by the taxpayer for his record.

Should any document to be attached alongwith form?

There is no need to attach any supporting documents such as investment proof, TDS certificates and others whether filed manually or electronically since ITR forms are attachment less forms.

Nevertheless, you are required to keep a record of the documents and furnish  them when demanded by income tax department.

However, incase of 

 taxpayer who is required to furnish a report of audit under section​ 10(23C)(v), 10(23C)(vi), 10(23C)via), 10A, 10AA, 12A(1)(b), 44AB, 44DA, 50B, 80-IA, 80-IB, 80-IC, 80-ID, 80JJAA, 80LA, 92E, 115JB or 115VW​​​​ shall furnish it electronically on or before the date of filing the return of income.

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