• 14/04/2016   New Content
    All ITRs including ITR 6 and ITR 7 for AY 2016-17 are available for e-Filing.
  • 13/04/2016
    ITR 4 and ITR 5 for AY 2016-17 are also available for e-Filing. Other ITRs will be available shortly.
  • 11/04/2016
    Please see Notification issued by the Principal DGIT (Systems) explaining the procedure for registration and submission of statement as per clause (k) of sub section (1) of section 285BA of Income-tax Act, 1961 read with sub rule (7) of Rule 114G of Income-tax Rules, 1962. [Refer Notification No. 4/2016 dated 06/04/2016].
  • 11/04/2016
    Please see Notification issued by the Principal DGIT (Systems) explaining generation of Electronic Verification Code (EVC) for electronically filed Form of Appeal to Commissioner (Appeals). [Refer Notification No. 5/2016 dated 06/04/2016].
  • 07/04/2016
    ITR 2, ITR 2A and ITR 3 for AY 2016-17 are also available for e-Filing. Other ITRs will be available shortly.
  • 03/04/2016
    ITR 1 and ITR 4S for AY 2016-17 are now available for e-Filing. Other ITRs will be available shortly.
  • 03/04/2016
    Taxpayers are advised to update their profile and select higher security option to secure their e-filing account. [Refer E-filing Vault – Higher Security User Manual].
  • 03/04/2016
    New Forms 15CA,15 CB, 15CC are available for E-filing.
  • 03/04/2016
    Online filing of Appeal before Commissioner (Appeal) using newly Notified Form 35 has been enabled for taxpayers mandated to E-file their returns using DSC. EVC option will be available shortly.
  • 22/02/2016
    Watch- “E-Return, a Silent Revolution” as telecast on DD News on 20.02.2016. For details click here.
  • 12/02/2016
    Income Tax Department requests taxpayers to follow certain steps for safeguarding against phishing emails and requests them to take due precaution for the security of important financial, personal particulars like passwords, OTP, PIN etc. For details see [Press Release].
  • 25/01/2016
    Additional modes of generating Electronic Verification Code (EVC) have been notified in addition to EVC notified vide earlier Notification No. 2/2015 dated 13/07/2015. The two additional modes are i) By pre-validating Bank account details and ii) By pre-validating Demat account details. [Refer Notification No. 1/2016 dated 19/01/2016].
  • 22/01/2016
    Taxpayers have recently reported that they have faced problems in using the Digital Signature Certificate for Signing through browser at the time of uploading their Income Tax Return. This is because the latest browser versions have started disabling the standard way in which browser support plug-in functions to address security. Hence Java applet that was used by the e-Filing website would not work in the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla or Internet Explorer.

    In order to address this issue and to simplify the procedure for uploading Income Tax return (ITR) with Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) a easy to use software utility has been developed which would have to be downloaded in taxpayer’s computer and used for signing using Digital Signature Certificate. [Refer DSC Management Utility User Manual].

  • 07/12/2015
    CBDT extends due date for payment of TDS/TCS to the credit of Central Government in respect of deduction/collections made during November 2015 from 7th December, 2015 to 20th December, 2015 in respect of deductors located in State of Tamil Nadu. For details [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 05/12/2015].
  • 03/11/2015
    Taxpayers are requested not to respond to any email or any type of communication sent to them requesting them to furnish their personal particulars such as Bank account details, passwords, OTP etc. purported to be from Income Tax Department. The Income Tax Department does not seek such information through email or any other mode of communication from the taxpayers. If you have received any such fraud mails, kindly do not respond and register a complaint by forwarding the actual phishing email as per procedure and details given in http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/report-phishing.aspx
  • 21/10/2015
    Attention Web Service users!!!
    We have deployed secured web services framework in accordance with OASIS standards. Please refer the user manual (Secured Web service user manual) under the help section and do the necessary changes at your end to start consuming the same. Existing web services shall be discontinued w.e.f 1-Dec-2015.
  • 09/10/2015
    The facility to view tax and computation sheet for demand raised by AO is made available to the assessee in the e-Filing portal. After Login, select e-File Response to Outstanding Tax Demand, click on download button next to demand amount to download the details pdf. Assessee needs to request for resend of intimation in the portal where demand is raised by CPC or contact jurisdictional AO where demand is raised manually outside the system.
  • 09/10/2015
    Returns of income which are filed on or after 01.04.2015 electronically (without digital signature certificate) pertaining to the AY 2014-15 or returns filed in response to various statutory notices as prescribed under the Act or returns filed as a consequence of condonation of delay u/s 119 of the Act can also be validated through EVC [Refer Order u/s 119(1) dated 06/10/2015].
  • 01/10/2015
    The due date for ITR and audit reports u/s 44AB which were due by 30th September 2015 has been extended to 31st October 2015 for the entire country. For details [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 01/10/2015].
  • 01/10/2015
    The Income Tax Department is in the process of upgrading software applications. It is for information of PAN applicants that PAN allotment by Income Tax Department will remain suspended between 05.10.2015 to 09.10.2015 due to PAN data migration activity. However, PAN applications, through on-line and off-line modes, will continue to be received by PAN service centers of M/s NSDL and M/s UTIITSL. The back log of PAN applications will be cleared within three days. Inconvenience to taxpayers is regretted.
  • 28/09/2015
    It has come to notice that a fake order regarding extension of due date for filing of audit reports and income tax returns beyond 30th September 2015 is in circulation. CBDT clarifies that the due date stands at 30th September 2015. For details, refer Press Release of CBDT.
  • 14/09/2015
    It has been decided not to extend the “due date” for e-Filing of returns due by 30th September 2015 for AY 2015-16. Taxpayers are advised to file their returns well in time to avoid last minute rush. Please see Press Release of Ministry of Finance.
  • 14/09/2015
    The Income Tax Department thanks the taxpayers for making e-enabled initiatives a success. The Department remains committed to improving taxpayer services through enhanced use and further improvement in technologies. Please see Press Release of Ministry of Finance.
  • 05/09/2015 The Principal DGIT(Systems) has issued Notification No 4/2015 dated 04/09/2015 regarding Form No 61B related to Statement of Reportable Accounts u/s 285BA(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The procedures prescribed in Notification 3 dated 25th August, 2015 stands withdrawn forthwith. The registration and submission of Nil statement already completed under the procedures prescribed in Notification 3 dated 25th August, 2015 shall continue to be valid. For details, [Refer Notification No. 4/2015 dated 04/09/2015]
  • 03/09/2015
    The due date for e-Filing Returns of Income has been extended from 31st August 2015 to 7th September 2015 in respect of all taxpayers who were required to e-File their returns by 31st August 2015. For details, [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 02/09/2015]
  • 01/09/2015
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 31/08/2015 has extended the ‘due date’ for submission of Returns of Income from 31/08/2015 to 07/09/2015 in the case of income tax assessees in the State of Gujarat who are liable to file their Income tax returns by 31/08/2015. For details, [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 31/08/2015]
  • 31/08/2015
    Taxpayers are requested to go to “Profile Settings –> Link Aadhaar” after logging to their account to link their Aadhaar with PAN. This is an optional feature that will enable taxpayers to e-Verify their Income Tax return if their Aadhaar-PAN linking is successful and if they have an valid mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  • 27/08/2015
    The Principal DGIT(S) has issued Notification No. 3/2015 regarding Form No. 61B relating to Statement of Reportable Account u/s 285BA(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961. For details [Refer Notification No. 3/2015 dated 25/08/2015]
  • 25/08/2015
    The e-Filing of Form No. 61B relating to Statement of Reportable Account u/s 285BA(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 has been enabled for “Registration” and “Submission of Nil statement”. Reporting Entities are requested to register in the e-Filing portal post login –> My Account –> Register as Reporting Financial Institution. After successful Registration, for submission of Nil statement of Form No. 61B can be done post login –> e-File –> Submit Form 61B/Nil Statement. XML upload of Form No. 61B shall be enabled shortly.
  • 20/07/2015
    The Electronic filing of Form 6 under The Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act 2015 has been enabled under the menu “e-File” after login. Taxpayers are requested to e-File Form 6 during the compliance window which ends on September 30, 2015.[Refer Notification No. 58/2015 dated 02/07/2015]
  • 13/07/2015
    The date for filing ITR-V for returns e-Filed for A.Y 2013-14 (filed on or after 1st April 2014 till 31st March 2015) and for A.Y 2014-15 (filed on or after 1st April 2014 till 30th June 2015) extended till 31st October 2015. For details [Refer Notification No. 1/2015 dated 10/07/2015]
  • 13/07/2015
    Notification No. 2/2015 regarding Electronic Verification Code (EVC) for electronically filed Income Tax Return as an alternative mode of verification [Refer Notification No. 2/2015 dated 13/07/2015]
    EVC would verify the identity of the person furnishing the return of income .To know more about the modes and process for generation and validation of EVC [Refer EVC User Manual]
  • 29/06/2015
    Release of Return Preparation Software:
    Software for preparing ITR 1 & ITR 4S in Java, Excel for AY 2015-16 was released on 23/06/2015 and e-Filing enabled for the same. Now, software for preparing ITR 2 & ITR 2A in Java, Excel for AY 2015-16 has been released and these returns can also be e-Filed. ITR 1 & ITR 4S can also be filled and submitted online after logging to the e-Filing website.
  • 23/06/2015
    Notification of new ITR forms:
    CBDT has notified ITR 1, ITR 2, ITR 2A & ITR 4S for AY 2015-16 and amended Rule 12. These forms will substitute the previously notified ITR 1, 2 and 4S forms [Refer Notification No: 49/2015 dated 22/06/2015].
  • 23/06/2015
    Due date for filing Income Tax Returns:
    CBDT vide Order u/s 119 extended the due date for filing return of income for AY 2015-16 for certain classes of taxpayers from 31st July, 2015 to 31st August, 2015. For details [Refer Order u/s 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961].
  • 23/06/2015
    The Income Tax Department has provided free return preparation software in the downloads page as well as facility for online ITR submission for ITR 1 & ITR 4S which are fully compliant with data quality requirements. However, there are commercially available software or websites that offer return preparation facilities as well. In order to improve the data quality received through in ITRs prepared through such commercially available software, various types of validation rules are being deployed in the e-Filing portal so that the data which is being uploaded can be validated to a large extent. Taxpayers are advised to review the same to ensure that the software that is used is compliant with these requirements to avoid rejection of return due to poor data quality or mistakes in the return. Software providers are strictly advised to adhere to these rules to avoid inconvenience to the taxpayers who may use their software. For details go to Schema Downloads page.
  • 23/06/2015
    For Third party software developers a new Registration Process has been introduced in e-Filing. Post Registration, software developer would be provided with Software ID and Digest value which are required for generating the Hash Value in ITR Utilities. For user manual [Refer Third party software developer Registration User Manual].
  • 15/05/2015
    The CBDT vide Circular No. 8/2015 dated 14th May, 2015, prescribed the Procedure for Response to Arrear Demand by Taxpayer And Verification and Correction of Demand by AOs. A facility has been made available to taxpayers on the e-Filing portal to provide online responses to such demands. For details, Read More
  • 22/04/2015
    CBDT gets Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration (FY 2012-13) for “Easy Tax Compliance through Quality Service”. Read More
  • 31/03/2015
    Returns for AY 2013-14 in certain cases with defect have been declared as invalid by CPC, Bangalore u/s 139(9) as the defect was not cured within the time provided in notice u/s.139(9). Such taxpayers can now file a fresh return u/s 139(4) in the e-Filing portal for AY 2013-14 on/before 31st March 2015. The taxpayers can utilize this opportunity at the earliest.
  • 26/12/2014
    Important Announcement for ERI and Private Software Preparers. E-Filing is implementing Schematron for ITRs shortly. To know more, refer to the proposed rules and schema changes in “Change Document” under Schema Downloads –> Schema of ITR Forms For AY 2014-15.
  • 11/12/2014
    The facility to provide response against outstanding tax demand is made available to the assessee in the e-Filing portal. After Login, select e-File then select Response to Outstanding Tax Demand and the most appropriate options may be selected to provide response.
  • 11/12/2014
    The facility to provide Grievance relating to the CPC is made available to the assessee in the e-Filing portal. After Login, select Helpdesk –> Submit Grievance–> CPC then from the drop down select Assessment Year, category and sub category of the grievance.

    Similar facility for grievance relating to e-Filing can also be submitted. After Login, select Helpdesk–> Submit Grievance–> e-Filing then from the drop down select category, sub category, summary and description of the grievance.

  • 11/12/2014
    The facility of direct login and resetting forgot password of e-Filing portal using Net banking account of the tax payer is provided. Banks that provide this facility are Bank of India, City Union Bank Ltd, Corporation Bank – Corporate Banking, Corporation Bank – Retail Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India. Other banks are expected to follow. Read more
  • 29/11/2014
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 28/11/2014 has further extended the due date for submission of return of Income and for obtaining and furnishing various audit reports under the Act relating to such return of income from 30/11/2014 to 31/03/2015 in the case of income tax assessees in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. For details, Read More
  • 29/09/2014
    CBDT extended the due-date for furnishing return of income from 30th September, 2014 to 30th November, 2014 for the assessment year 2014-15, subject to payment of interest u/s 234A ,in case of an assessee:-
    a) who is required to file his return of income by 30th September, 2014 as per Explanation 2(a) to Sec 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and
    b) is also required to get his accounts audited under section 44AB of the Act or is a working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited under section 44AB of the Act. [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 26/09/2014]
  • 17/09/2014
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 16/09/2014 has extended the due date for submission of Returns of Income to 30/11/2014 in the case of income tax assessees in the State of Jammu & Kashmir who are liable to file their income tax returns by 30/09/2014. For details, [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 16/09/2014]
  • 22/08/2014
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 20/08/2014 has decided to extend the last date for obtaining and furnishing the audit report u/s 44AB for AY 2014-15 in case of assessees who are not required to furnish report u/s 92E from 30th day of September, 2014 to 30th November, 2014. For details,[Refer Order u/s 119 dated 20/08/2014]
  • 20/08/2014
    Revised Form 3CA-3CD & Form 3CB-3CD along with updated Schema is now available for e-Filing.
  • 13/08/2014
    Income Tax Department is happy to announce the facility of Direct Login from Corporation Bank, Union Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce – Net banking account to the taxpayer’s e-Filing Account. Other banks are expected to follow.Read more
  • 29/07/2014
    Please check for email from Department for PIN in your Inbox as well as the Spam or Junk folder (mail id –
    DONOTREPLY@incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • 29/07/2014
    The existing Form No. 3CA, Form No. 3CB and Form No. 3CD have been substituted vide Notification No.33 dated 25/07/2014 with immediate effect. Taxpayers and CAs are advised to await the release of the new schema and utility to submit in the newly notified aforementioned Forms. Taxpayers and CAs are advised that any upload using the old Forms will not be valid even for previous AYs in view of the notification of CBDT. The new schema and updated utility for e-Filing of the same will be deployed shortly. [Refer Notification No.33/2014 dated 25/07/2014].
  • 07/07/2014
    Valid Email ID and Mobile Number to be Registered/Updated on the e-Filing Portal – Please see Press Release of Ministry of Finance.
  • 03/07/2014
    A company and an assessee being individual or HUF who is liable to audit u/s 44AB are required to furnish Form BB (Return of Net Wealth) electronically under digital signature for assessment year 2014-15 and onwards.
    [Refer Notification No:32/2014 dated 23/06/2014].
  • 26/06/2014
    For updating contact details, PINs Validation extended up to 24 hours. For details Read More.
  • 19/06/2014
    Important Announcement for Tax payers for updating contact details in e-Filing Portal. For details Read More.
  • 02/06/2014
    An assessee required to furnish a report of audit specified under section 10AA, section 44DA, section 50B or section 115VW of the Act, shall furnish the said report of audit and the return of Income electronically for AY 2014-15 and onwards [Refer Notification No: 28/2014 dated 30/05/2014].
  • 28/03/2014
    Important Announcement for Income tax Non Filers!! For details, click here
  • 20/02/2014
    Tax deductor and collector holding valid TAN can register and use the TAN based credentials to file Form 15CA. Please download the updated utility of Form 15CA.
  • 11/02/2014
    CBDT extends the date of filing of ITR-V till 31st March 2014, for returns e-Filed with refund claims within the time allowed u/s 139 for Assessment Year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12. For details,Click here.
  • 31/12/2013
    The Facility to bulk upload Form 15CA is now available as offline utility. The Remitter may use either online or offline utility to upload Form 15CA.
  • 14/12/2013
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 13/12/2013 has decided to extend the last date of payment of the December Quarter Instalment of Advance Tax for the Financial year 2013-14, from 15th December 2013 to 17th December 2013 for all assessees, Corporate and other than Corporate. For details, [Refer Order u/s 119(2)(a) dated 13/12/2013].
  • 24/10/2013
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 24/10/2013 has directed that in cases where the ‘due date’ of audit and corresponding income-tax returns was 30th September, 2013 and where the same are furnished electronically on or before 31st October, 2013, such reports of audit and returns of income shall be deemed to have been furnished within the ‘due date’ specified u/s 139 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. For details, [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 26/09/2014].
  • 09/10/2013
    Form No. 15CA relating to any payment chargeable to income tax (to a non-resident, not being a company or to a foreign company) is available from 01/10/2013 on e-Filing portal. Remitters may use the same. [Refer Notification No. 67/2013 dated 02/09/2013] For details, Read More.
  • 30/09/2013
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 30/09/2013 has extended the ‘due date’ for filing of ITR from 30/09/2013 to 14/10/2013 in the case of Income tax assessees in the State of Gujarat. For details,[Refer Order u/s 119 dated 30/09/2013].
  • 26/09/2013
    CBDT vide order u/s 119 dated 26/09/2013 has relaxed the requirement of furnishing the Report of Audit electronically for AY 2013-14 for assessees who are presently finding it difficult to upload the same in the system. For details, [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 26/09/2013].
  • 23/09/2013
    Updated version of ITR 7 and Offline Forms (other than ITR) are available in the portal. Assessee may download and use the same.
  • 17/09/2013
    Updated version of ITRs (ITR3, ITR4 and ITR6) are available in the portal. Assessee may download and use the same.
  • 13/09/2013
    Extension of date for receipt of ITR-Vs in CPC. Bengaluru, upto 31st October 2013 for returns of AY 2011-12 and AY 2012-13 e-Filed in FY 2012-13. For details, Read More.
  • 31/07/2013
    The CBDT extended the due date for filing Returns of Income from 31st July, 2013 to 5th August, 2013.[Refer Order u/s 119 dated 31/07/2013].
  • 24/07/2013
    CBDT extended the due date for filing Returns of Income required to be furnished by 31st July, 2013 to 31st October, 2013, in respect of Assessees residing or assessed in the state of Uttarakhand [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 23/07/2013].
  • 17/06/2013
    An assessee required to furnish a report of audit specified under sub-clauses (iv), (v), (vi) or (via) of clause (23C) of section 10, section 10A, clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 12A, section 44AB, section 80-IA, section 80-IB, section 80-IC, section 80-ID, section 80JJAA, section 80LA, section 92E or section 115JB of the Act, shall furnish the said report of audit and the return of Income electronically for AY 2013-14 and onwards [Refer Notification No:42/2013 dated 11/06/2013].
  • 13/05/2013
    An assessee required to furnish a report of audit under sections 44AB, 92E or 115JB of the Act, shall furnish the same electronically for AY 2013-14 onwards [Refer Notification No.: 34/2013 dated 01-05-2013].
  • 13/05/2013
    A person having Total Income in excess of ₹ 5 Lakhs, shall furnish a return of income for AY 2013-14 and subsequent years, electronically [Refer Notification No.: 34/2013 dated 01-05-2013].
  • 25/04/2013
    Forms (Other than ITR) are available in the e-Filing portal for filing. Know more on the Forms
  • 18/01/2013
    Extension of time limit for filing of ITR-V forms for AY 2010-11, AY 2011-12 and AY 2012-13. [Refer Notification No. 01/2013 dated 07/01/2013]
  • 07/12/2012
    Foreign Companies/Firms having issues in registration should Read the FAQ in HELP on the Home page.
  • 07/12/2012
    In case of a Foreign Company, if the authorized signatory is a non-resident foreigner, an e-mail may be sent to efilinghelpdesk@incometaxindia.gov.in with a subject “Non-resident Foreign Director (NRFD) update”.
  • 07/12/2012
    All Tax Payers, other than Individuals, are requested to update Principal Contact details and update their Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).
  • 01/12/2012
    ERI and External Agency are requested to use the new user ID as communicated by Income Tax Department through e-mail. If the old password is less than 8 characters, the ERI Admin should send a request to efilinghelpdesk@incometaxindia.gov.in, to reset the password . ERI Sub-user must contact their respective ERI Admin for Profile, Password and Extension of Validity. Also, refer to the web service manual under the help section for changes in web services.
  • 09/11/2012
    Mobile Services can be availed using the url https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/mobile/.
  • 09/11/2012
    Check your tax credits in 26AS statement before filing IT Return for faster processing and quick refunds.
  • 09/11/2012
    The Director General of Income Tax(System) has extended the time limit for filing ITR-V forms relating to Income Tax Returns filed electronically (without digital signature certificate) for AY 2010-11 (filed during F.Y. 2011-12) and for A.Y. 2011-12 (filed on or after 1st April 2011). These ITR-V forms can now be filed upto 31st December, 2012 or within a period of 120 days from the date of uploading of the electronic return data, whichever is later. [Refer Notification No.: 01/2012 dated 23-10-2012].
  • 09/11/2012
    The due date for submission of ITR-V is 120 days from the date of upload of e-return.
  • 09/11/2012
    e-filing of Income Tax Return for AY 12-13 will not be mandatory for agents of non-residents (u/s 160(1)(i) of the IT Act) as well as for Private Discretionary Trusts.
  • 09/11/2012
    Tax Professional (CA) is a new user on this portal. They can e-File Income Tax Forms (other than Income Tax Returns). Chartered Accountant’s are requested to register. To learn more, GO TO I AM section –> Tax Professional –> Chartered Accountant
  • 09/11/2012
    Taxpayers are advised to LOGIN and update their profile including Address, Mobile number and e- mail ID.