What Is Income Tax Return?

An income tax (IT) return is the tax form or forms used to file income tax with the Income Tax Department. The tax return is usually in a predefined worksheet format where the income figures are used to calculate the tax liability are written into the documents themselves. Tax returns, regardless of whether it relates to an individual or a business, must be filed by a specific date.

What is e-filing?

The e-filing of income tax returns is compulsory for all income-earning individuals in India. To file your taxes online, you will have to submit your income tax returns on the portal. Electronic filing, or e-filing of returns, as it is also called, is basically the submission of an individual's income tax returns online.