June 24, 2015

Efiling of Income Tax Return for AY 2015-16

Income Tax Department has launched the Efiling Utility and schema of ITR 1 and ITR 4S. The schema for ITR 2 and 2A will be made available shortly. The dates for Non Audit case has already been increased from 31st July to 31st August.

To download the schema, visit the below mentioned link:

Below is the communication from Income Tax Department regarding new Income Tax Efiling Schema:

" Release of Return Preparation Software:

Software for preparing ITR 1 & ITR 4S in Java, Excel & Online for AY 2015-16 are now available for e-Filing. ITR 1 & ITR 4S can also be filled and submitted online after logging to the e-Filing website. E-filing of ITRs 2 and 2A will be enabled shortly. 

A new Validation rules has also been launched for Income Tax Software Companies to make their software in line with these rules. There are a lot of errors and poor data quality in the softwares due to which returns are either rejected or wrongly generated. Below is the communication regarding the Validation rules:

" 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."


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