What is the last date of filing Income Tax Returns 2018?

What is the last date of filing ITR? Income Tax Returns FilingIncome Tax Returns Filing: As the date nears, here are the guidelines on how to file your tax returns (physical or online) easily.

The last date for filing the annual income tax return (ITR) for the financial year 2018-19 or assessment year 2018-19 to the Income Tax Department is July 31.

It is mandatory for people to file tax returns if their gross total income (before allowing deductions under section 80C to 80U) exceeds Rs 250,000 in a financial year. The limit is Rs 300,000 for senior citizens (more than 60 years old, but less than 80 years old) and Rs 500,000 for super-senior citizens (more than 80 years old).

One can file his/her return involuntarily even if your income is less than the maximum exemption limit. As the date nears, here are the guidelines on how to file your tax returns (physical or online) easily:

Also Read | How to file Income Tax Returns Form-1 (Sahaj) online

Offline method:

When filing the ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) form offline, you will need to take a print and fill it up in order to submit it. Once the tax department receives your form, it will send you an acknowledgment.

However, not everybody is allowed to fill the form offline. Those who can do so are:

– Super senior citizens (80 years and above)

– Individuals or HUF whose returns are without refund claims in the IT returns

– Those whose income is of up to Rs5 lakh

Online method:

There are two ways of filling the form online. One is by manually entering all details and submitting the return online. The other is by uploading XML files through offline methods.

Submitting online:

This form needs to be submitted to the Income Tax Department’s website.

Log on to http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. You will need to keep your user ID, password and date of birth ready for this. You will also be asked to enter a captcha code.

When you sign in, click on the option which says “Filling of Income Tax Return”

Select the ITR form name, choose the assessment year as well as the submission mode. You will need to prepare this and submit it on the website itself.

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Fill in the rest of the details as required and hit the submit button.

The system will generate a message of acknowledgement which will tell you that your income tax return has been submitted successfully. After this, the ITR-V would pop up on the screen. This will be the acknowledgement and you will need to download this. The ITR-V would also be sent to the email id you have registered with the IT Department website.

Uploading XMLs:

Log on to the website http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Go to the homepage. Click on the “Offline Utilities” option.

You will come across another option which says “Income Tax Return Preparation Utilities”.

Choose the Assessment Year for which you are filling the income tax return.

Download the offline utility (Excel or Java)

Prepare the income tax return form offline at your convenience, save it and extract XML files.

Then go online again, click on the “Filing of Income Tax Return” option and submit the XML files.

E-verify your the filing of your return within 120 days of submitting it to complete the process.

Also Read | Income tax e-filing: How to file different categories of ITR forms online

Documents needed to file ITR

For filing income tax returns (offline or online), you need to keep handy checklist of several details including bank account details, PAN number, pay slips, rent receipts for claiming HRA, address of the house property.



Charity Beds for the poor

Charitybeds.com is an initiative by a group of young individuals who are disturbed by the discrimination faced by the under privileged at private hospitals in the city. We are a team of young professionals across various industries who feel there is a lack of accurate information and awareness about what the law stipulates and the ground reality. Our aim is to also provide information to other charitable institutions and organisations working with the underprivileged, on where they can go for free medical care.

Private hospitals in Delhi have been allotted prime land for Rs 1 an acre as against a market value of 20 – 80 crores an acre, in return for this, the government made it compulsory for them to offer 10 % beds with ALL MEDICINES & TESTS INCLUDED and 25% of all OPD- consultation with doctors to be free. Charitybeds, helps all under privileged people achieve healthcare even when they have no money. A lot of private hospitals have joined hands with us and are actually working with us to fulfil their social responsibility. We do not charge anything, our only role is to facilitate and save lives, wherever we can.

We help patients when someone calls us, we go to government hospitals and pick up patients from there, we help people reaching private hospitals directly. We help people who have BPL ( Below the poverty line) cards and people who do not have any card as they are not aware because they are so poor.

Charitybeds.com works along with Ritinjali, a volunteer-based organization that is firmly rooted in its philosophy of providing a helping hand wherever needed, to anticipate social and community issues and to promote responsible citizenship. Mr. Arun Kapur, Founder,Ritinjali, is a key partner with Charitybeds.com. His team includes Mr. Naveen Pabla and Mr. Ashish Alex have supported us in creating Charitybeds.com. Charitybeds.com was born out of the vision of Mr Kapil Chopra, President,The Oberoi Group. His leadership has brought the initiative together and it is his passion and commitment to the cause that is the key driving force behind this initiative.

Mr. Lalit Bhatia one of the key people heading the initiative has been a social worker for over 25 years and offers his expertise and knowledge in multiple social welfare domains.He works closely with senior citizen welfare schemes and works full time with Charitybeds.com. They visit hospitals daily, creating awareness and till date have distributed over 30,000 flyers and run a poster campaign along with awareness camps in every major hospitals. Gagan works along with Mr Bhatia to ensure that we can even help more people, Gagan is an aspiring filmmaker and a photographer who is passionate about social causes and you can also check out his patient testimonial videos on the website. In addition to this,we have volunteers who come and work with us on a daily basis.You will find our people in all hospitals across Delhi everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We need your help,call us and volunteer a day with us, spread the word, tell friends, tell journalists, post on Facebook, let us get the message out. Everyday, inspite of all our efforts, only 400 out of 653 free beds get utilised, everyday,someone dies because they did not have money to buy medicines or get medical care. We are racing against time, help us to reach more people. It is the least we can do for this country. As of now, we operate only in Delhi but patients can come for any part of India and seek our assistance. We soon plan to be in Mumbai where most of the trusts which run hospitals actually do not support any free healthcare inspire of sitting on government land worth crores.

If you would like to contribute for the cause, please call Lalit Bhatia 99990 71842 or Gagan Bharti 7838348237 we need posters and flyers all the time.


Exhibition cum guidance on plastic ban

Dear Mumbai citizens,

BMC has organised an Exhibition cum guidance on plastic ban.

Details are :–
Date : 22nd to 24th June 2018

Venue : NSCI, Worli

Time : 9 am to 6 pm

Topics :–
1. Demo on how to destroy plastic,

2. How to dispose off or reuse plastic,

3. What are the alternatives for plastic.

Do visit this exhibition to gain knowledge on how to make the most of this ban and fulfill our responsibilities towards the environment.

Do spread this message to all your friends, neighbours and relatives.

Thank you.

Ms. Nidhi Choudhari,
Dy. Mun. Commissioner (Special),