March 19, 2014


Income Tax Department launched new Java Based Utilities for all the ITR Forms on 14th of March, 2014. These utilities will help a lot of Tax payers to easily prepare and file their return of Income. The utility will help to file the ITR directly on the website of
by giving the Login Credentials


As per Department,:

These ITR utilities are developed using the latest JAVA technology and effort has been made to make it user friendly, simpler and faster preparation/submission of tax returns. It is recommended to stay connected to internet to experience the refreshingly new utility. Please check for new updates before starting to enter the data. This utility can run on operating system like Windows 7.0 and above and latest Linux, where Java Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 6 (jre 1.7 is also known as jre version 7) or above is installed.


You have the option to pre-fill Personal, Address and Tax information without going to e-Filing portal. To make use of this feature, you're to be connected to the internet. To pre-fill, open the latest downloaded utility and click on “Pre-fill” in the menu. You should type in the e-Filing portal credentials, User ID, Password and DOB, select the Address you want to pre-fill and click SUBMIT and the details are pre-filled. This will help in minimizing the errors, specifically in tax information. Make sure you complete this activity before you start putting together the data in the utility. Please validate the content, post import of details.


Using this option, you can import the XML of the respective AY. You're required to validate the content imported. This will help in updating/editing information, if you want to submit a revised ITR form on a later date.

Save Draft

This option will help you tosave the unfinished work, should you want to continue later. The XML saved as “Save Draft” cannot be used for submission, as the XML might be incomplete.


You can generate and submit the XML using this option. After you have entered the data completely (no errors displayed in the right hand pane), you'll be prompted to type in the e-Filing credentials. You'll be required to type the details and click OK to submit the ITR data. On successful validation and submission, you'll see a success screen with the ITR-V link (if you have e-Filed without a Digital Signature Certificate). To use this feature, you should be connected to the internet.

Errors and Suggestions

User friendly tips on various errors and suggestions on the right hand pane are provided. You may click these links and the cursor will be taken to the field where there is an error. Please note, you'll be able to submit only after correcting all the errors.


Instructions, short keys and various settings are explained in this section. Please read them.

1 comment:

  1. Last Name cannot be more than 75 characters
    no matter what i enter in lastname get this error
    using ubuntu linux java 1.8


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