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ITR filing 2019-20: When is last date, how to file Income Tax Return online

Income Tax Return (ITR) Filing 2019-20 Last Date: All you need to keep in mind while filing your income tax return online.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 25, 2020 4:19:05 pm
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ITR Filing 2019-20: Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the government had extended the date of making tax-saving investments and filing the income tax return.

This year, the last date for filing your income tax return for the financial year 2019-20 has been extended to November 30. While those who are yet to file their returns for the financial year 2018-19 can do so by September 30.

How to file income tax return (ITR) online?

  • First of all, open the Income Tax Department’s web portal (incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • After this, you will be required to register yourself (in case you are not already a registered user)
  • Users can register themselves for filing ITRs using their permanent account number (PAN). The PAN serves as the user ID.
  • After successfully logging in, select the filing of income tax return option.
  • To select the assessment year (AY), you will be re-directed to a new page. Select the AY from the dropdown menu, then with ITR form number 1, and filing type – original or revised return.
  • Following this in the submission mode, click ‘prepare and submit online’.
  • After that, select your bank account. This is the bank account where you will receive the tax refund (if any).

ITR Filing 2019-20: List of Documents Required for filing Income Tax Return

Taxpayers should also refer to their Form 26AS and tally it with their Form 16 (provided by their employers/banks/mutual funds etc.) for the amount of taxes they paid to the government.

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From this year, the government has also launched a new Form 26AS which will have Statement of Financial Transactions (SFTs), which the government says will help the taxpayers recall all their major financial transactions so that they have a ready reckoner to enable them while filing the ITR.

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