Process to file income tax returns (ITR) for a salaried person

The process to file income tax returns (ITR) for a salaried person in India is as follows:

  1. Gather the required documents: Collect your Form 16 (TDS certificate), salary slips, bank statements, investment proofs, and any other relevant documents.
  2. Register on the e-filing website: Register on the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department ( if you haven’t already.
  3. Choose the correct ITR form: For salaried individuals, ITR-1 (SAHAJ) is the most commonly used form.
  4. Fill in the personal details: Enter your personal details such as PAN, name, address, and contact information.
  5. Enter income details: Provide details of your salary income, TDS, and other taxable income.
  6. Claim exemptions and deductions: Enter details of investments, expenses, and other items eligible for deductions under sections such as 80C, 80D, and so on.
  7. Upload supporting documents: Upload the required supporting documents such as Form 16, bank statements, investment proofs, etc.
  8. Verification: Verify the details submitted using an electronic signature, Aadhaar OTP, or a physical signature.
  9. Submit the ITR: Submit the ITR once all details have been verified and checked for accuracy.

It is important to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete, as any errors or inaccuracies may result in a delay or rejection of the ITR. It is also recommended to seek the assistance of a tax professional or financial advisor for guidance and help with the ITR filing process.