Pre-filled Income Tax Return Forms
To simplify the procedure of efiling of income tax return, department has come up with new facilities this year, one of which is Pre-filled income tax return forms.
What is a Pre-filled I-T return form?
Pre-filled XML is a utility provided by department through which your personal information and tds details get automatically filled in ITR. Details which get automatically imported into the ITR are:
- First Name
- Middle name
- TDS on Salaries
- TDS other than salaries
- TCS details
How to download the pre-filled ITR XML data?
Now next step would be to download the pre-filled XML data from income tax efiling site by driving through the following steps:
- Login at income tax India efiling portal
- Go to download tab and click on “download pre-filled XML.
- Select the Assessment year in new screen and click submit button.
- Save the XML file in your computer
Once you download the pre-filled XML file, open the earlier chosen ITR offline XML utility (Remember to Enable macro in Excel utility and click all the pop-ups one by one).
Click on the button having text “Import your personal details from xml“, given on the right side of your main page of Excel utility to browse and submit the downloaded pre-filled I-T return forms.
As soon as you hit the submit button, your above mentioned details gets automatically imported in the ITR.
Although, pre-filled I-T return form facility reduces the chances of putting wrong information in the return, but still the accountability of verifying the information remains on you. Thus before filing the tax return you should first recheck all the pre-filled information, mainly TDS as per form 26AS.