The Income Tax Department has initiated the Income Tax Return (ITR) Offline utility for Assessment Year 2021-22. The department has made usable the Offline utility of ITR-1 and ITR-4 as of now. In this article, we will discuss CBDT enables ITR Offline utility.
CBDT enables ITR Offline utility
The Income Tax Department has inaugurated the Income Tax Return (ITR) Offline utility for Assessment Year 2021-22. The department has made available the Offline utility of ITR-1 and ITR-4 as of now. Considerable Points to remember
The Offline Utility is encouraged only for ITR-1 and ITR-4. Other ITRs will be expanded in the utility in subsequent releases. The Utility is based on recent technology “JSON”.
It is allowed to import and pre-fill the data from an e-filing portal. You can fill the equilibrium data. You can also edit the profile data other than PAN data in the utility, however, it is suggested to edit the similar in your Profile at e- filing website and regenerate prefill data.
Facility to upload ITR at the e-filing portal is not facilitated. You can fill and save it either within the utility or export output json file to your system. Once filing is facilitated, you can upload the same at the e-filing portal.
Further Steps by central Government
There are a periodic add-ons will be enabled in subsequent waivers namely Pre-fill data related to tax payments, Upload of ITR, Questionnaire based functionality to help you specify which ITR is applicable to you, Payment of taxes through this utility, and Facility to evaluate and uploaded ITR through the utility itself.
Let us understand the undertaking steps for ITR 1 & ITR 4.
Firstly, Once you access the e-filing website . You can download the Utility by clicking on Downloads, then Offline Utilities, then select Income Tax Return Preparation Utilities.
Secondly, On click of link for the Utility presented against ITR-1 or ITR-4, a ZIP list will commence getting downloaded on your system. Open the Utility from the extracted folder.
Thirdly, after you Drag the downloaded utility as a ZIP file, open the Utility from the extracted folder. In case you obtain this message, you relate the Run Anyway option in the dialogue box.
Fourthly, As soon as you induct the utility, you will be landed to Homepage. Connect on Continue to fill your Income- tax Return for AY 2021-22.
Now, after click on “File returns”, select the radio button to “Import pre-filled data”. On click of this alternative, the prefilled data already protected by you on your system in .json format can be imported to prefill the data in the income tax return.
Lastly, All the errors require to be validated by the user after that he can Download JSON”. Just click on the error, you will be navigated to the field associated to that error.