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Deadline For Filing Income Tax Returns Is Tomorrow: Here's How To Do It Online

Income Tax Returns 2020: Taxpayers have until tomorrow for filing ITR's and one can file it online through the official department's website -

Deadline For Filing Income Tax Returns Is Tomorrow: Here's How To Do It Online

ITR Filing: An income tax return must also be verified after submission.

Income Tax Returns: The deadline for filing income tax returns is tomorrow, January 10, 2021, by individual taxpayers for the financial year 2019-20, as set by the income tax department. On December 30, 2020, the government had extended the deadline to file the income tax return (ITR) for individuals by 10 days. Earlier, the last date was December 31, 2020. In order to provide relief to taxpayers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the government extended the last date for filing ITR's for the third time. The first deadline was July 31, 2020, which was then extended to November 30, 2020, and then to December 31, 2020. (Also Read: Filed Your Income Tax Return? Here's The Right Form For You )

The due date for filing declaration under the direct tax dispute resolution scheme Vivad Se Vishwas has also been extended by a month till January 31. Additionally, the date for filing GST annual return for 2019-20 fiscal has been extended by two months, i.e., till February 28, 2021.

Here's how you can file your ITR through the official income tax department website in six simple steps:

  1.  Visit the income tax department's portal
    On the portal ( for filing returns online, register yourself using your Permanent Account Number (PAN). Your PAN will be your user ID. If already registered yourself, click on 'Log in here' on the website
  2. Login 
    Click on the e-file option or on the "Income Tax Return" link. Select the correct assessment year, ITR form number, the filing type as 'original/revised return', the submission mode as 'prepare and submit online', then click on continue.
  3. Fill all details, compute the tax
    Read the instructions and fill in all the mandatory details in the form. Calculate the final tax payable and then proceed.
  4. Preview the form
    After calculating the tax, confirm all the tabs of the ITR form. Select the correct verification option in the 'taxes paid and verification' tab. Click on 'preview and submit'
  5. Verify ITR
    Verify returns using the Electronic Verification Code (EVC) or Aadhaar OTP or digital signature certificate.
  6. Submit the income tax return
    Enter the EVC or the OTP received on your mobile number within one minute.