ITR Filing 2024: Essential documents for filing income tax returns

Updated June 15, 2024 | 1:12 PM IST

While the Income Tax Department has streamlined the procedure by providing pre-filled ITR forms online, it is still the taxpayer’s responsibility to verify the information with all relevant paperwork. This makes it easier to file your ITR without errors.

ITR Filing 2024: Failure to File Income Tax Returns by July 31 Deadline Could Cost You Dear – Penalty, Interest Details

Gathering the paperwork needed to get one income tax return (ITR) is the first stage of the filing procedure. While the income tax While the agency has streamlined the procedure by providing pre-filled ITR forms online, it is still the taxpayer’s responsibility to verify the information with all relevant paperwork. This makes it easier to file your ITR without errors.

The list of documents that you need to collect and have ready when you start the ITR filing process can be found here.

1. Aadhaar and PAN

When filing an income tax return, PAN is a crucial document. Taxpayers are required to provide their PAN or Aadhaar while logging in or registering on the income tax e-filing platform. All taxes withdrawn or collected from the taxpayer throughout the year are deposited using PAN. When filing a tax return, the ITR form must contain the correct PAN. The PAN immediately appears in the ITR form when filed electronically through an account on the e-filing website.