You can file your ITR in both online and offline processes.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to file income tax returns online for non-salaried employees.
Step 1: Go to the income tax e-filing portal.
Step 2: Click on “IT Return Preparation Software” on the right sidebar.
Step 3: On the next screen, select the correct assessment year from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Scrolling down, you will find all ITR forms listed in downloadable formats.
To file ITR as a non-salaried person, choose from any one of the following - ITR-5, ITR-6, and ITR-7 forms as per your suitability. Download either the MS Excel or Java version depending on whichever is supported on your device.
Step 5: The file will be downloaded in a ZIP format. Extract it and open the form.
Step 6: On opening the file, you will find a number of tabs/sections under which you need to fill in different information.
Step 7: Under the first tab, “PART A – GENERAL (1),” you need to enter your personal details like name, DOB, address, etc. If you want a quicker way to fill in these details, click on the “Pre-fill” option on top.
Step 8: Next, a dialogue box titled “Pre-fill ITR” will pop up where you need to enter your e-filing user ID, password, and date of both/incorporation. Besides “Pre-fill Address,” choose any one among “From PAN Details” and “From Previous ITR Form Filed.” Then, hit “Pre-fill” and next click on “OK.” This will fill in most of the fields for required information.
Step 9: Now, you need to manually fill in the other mandatory fields which are still empty. Also, select the type of company and state if it is a private or public company.
Step 10: Next, under “Filing Status,” select the section depending on the time of filing, i.e., before or after the due date, and return type, i.e., revised or modified. Fill in the remaining fields where you have to choose between “Yes” and “No.”
Step 11: After you are done filling in the first section, head on to the next, and similarly fill in all necessary fields. Carry on with the process until the entire form is filled.
Step 12: In case you are filing returns after the due date and need to pay a penalty, click on the “e-Pay Tax” button under “Part B – TTI.” After that, a challan will be generated using which you can complete payment.
Step 13: Under the last tab titled “Verification,” enter your name, your father’s name, your designation in the concerned organisation, your bank account number, and the date to complete the declaration.
Step 14: Check all filled-in details for any mistake. If there aren’t any errors, click on the “Submit” button.
Step 15: You will need to enter your user ID, password, and DOB in a new window to confirm submission. You will also need to enter your user PIN in the next dialogue box before finally clicking “OK.”
The next screen will display a message saying, “ITR Submitted Successfully.” So there you go with the entire procedure on how to file ITR online for a non-salaried person.
If you are wondering how to file ITR for a non-salaried person offline, here is a detailed discourse on this procedure as well.
Step 1: Visit the income tax e-filing portal.
Step 2: Follow steps 1 to 3 of the online filing process.
Step 3: Now, download the file in MS Excel format. It will be saved as a ZIP file on your device. Then, extract the file and open it. You can also log in to your account and select “Download Pre-filled XML,” and import it to the utility to pre-fill available details.
Step 4: Next, fill in all fields with required information similar to the process described in the online method.
Step 5: Generate the XML and save it.
Step 6: Go to the e-filing portal again and sign in with your user ID, password, and security code.
Step 7: Choose “Income Tax Return” from the “e-File” menu.
Step 8: You will be redirected to the income tax return page where you need to select the required assessment year, filing type, and ITR form type. Click on “Upload XML” under submission mode.
Step 9: Choose from the options to verify ITR and hit “Continue.”
Step 10: Upload your ITR XML file and attach other necessary documents depending on your chosen verification type. Click on “Submit.”
There you go, with a detailed description of how to file ITR for a non-salaried person in different ways.
Keep in mind that you also need to know how to file ITR for non-taxable income.