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Income Tax division launches offline utility for ITR 1, 4 

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I-T Deptt launches offline utility for ITR 1, 4 

The Income Tax Department has launched the offline utility for taxpayers submitting ITR – 1 and 4 for 2020-21 fiscal yr. The offline utility is accessible on the e-filing portal and relies on new expertise “JSON” (JavaScript Object Notation), which is a lightweight weight format for storing knowledge.

The offline utility could be downloaded on computer systems with working system Windows 7 or later variations. 

“This Offline Utility is enabled only for ITR-1 and ITR-4. Other ITRs will be added in the utility in subsequent releases,” the division mentioned, whereas releasing the step-by-step information for its submitting. 

ITR Form 1 (Sahaj) and ITR Form 4 (Sugam) are less complicated varieties that cater to numerous small and medium taxpayers. Sahaj could be filed by a person having revenue as much as Rs 50 lakh and who receives revenue from wage, one home property / different sources (curiosity and many others).

ITR-4 could be filed by people, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) and companies with complete revenue as much as Rs 50 lakh and having revenue from enterprise and career.

I-T return filers can import and pre-fill the information from e-filing portal and can even fill the remaining knowledge. Since the power to add ITR on the e-filing portal will not be but enabled, filers can fill and save the offline utility.

“Once filing is enabled, you can upload the same at e-filing portal,” the I-T division added. 

Through the offline utility, taxpayers shall need to obtain the pre-filled knowledge from the revenue tax e-filing portal and import the identical on the brand new utility, which allows customers to edit and save returns, pre-filled knowledge and profile knowledge.

Nangia Andersen India Director Neha Malhotra mentioned the brand new utility is a user-friendly performance for submitting of returns and can afford better ease to the taxpayers. 

“The utility itself provides help in the form of FAQs,  guidance notes, circulars and provisions of the law so as to enable hassle-free return filing. The government’s efforts, to build a favourable tax regime for taxpayers cannot be disregarded. Augmenting simplicity and removing impediments will go a long way in increasing compliance and facilitating good governance,” Malhotra added. 

Last week, the I-T division had notified varieties for submitting tax returns for 2020-21.

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