Income Tax Return is an important part of Income Tax. It is the way by which an assessee process for paying his tax to Income Tax Department. As per the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961, filing of Income Tax return is a legal obligation of every Individual whose income exceeds the maximum limit of non-taxable income for the full financial year i.e. from 01 April to March 31 of the following year, for example for the year 2010-2011 (which is also called the Assessment Year) the period is 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2011. In case of salaried class assessee the information about the income in the particular financial year supported with the form 16 (the certificate for tax deducted at source), which is issued by the employer at the end of the financial year.
Transforming itself with the changing times, the Income Tax Department of India has launched an easy to use online facility for filing Income Tax Returns using the Internet. The filing of Income Tax Returns Online offers great convenience, fast in processing and hassle-free option to the assessees. Income Tax Return has several part or phases which we follow for paying tax. To know Income Tax Return in an easy way, it is divided into the following sub sections: