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E-filing of Income Tax Return ITR AY 2016-17 – Press Release

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes


New Delhi, 4th April, 2016

Sub: Release of E-filing of Income Tax Returns (ITR) and other forms -reg

In pursuance of the Notification of the Income Tax Returns (ITR) for AY 2016-17 on March 31st, 2016, Central Board of Direct Taxes announces the release of electronic filing of ITRs 1 and 4S on its website https://incometaxindiaefiling. gov.in. Other ITRs will be e-enabled shortly.

Online filing of Appeal before Commissioner (Appeal) using newly notified Form 35 has been enabled for taxpayers mandated to E-file their returns using Digital Signature Certificate. Electronic Verification Code (EVC) option will be available shortly for other category of taxpayers. Reference may be made to Notification 11/2016 dated 1 March 2016 for the various categories of taxpayers required to file appeal online.

In pursuance of Notification No 93/2016 dated 16th Dec 2015, effective from 1 April 2016, the following forms have been substituted by new forms and are now available for E-filing:

  1. Form 15CA -payments to a non-resident not being a company, or to a foreign company,
  2. Form 15CB-Certificate of an accountant
  3. Form 15CC -Quarterly statement

Vide Notification No 3/2016 dated 14th Jan 2016, CBDT had substituted with effect from 1 April 2016, Forms 9A (Application for exercise of option under clause (2) of the Explanation to sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Income-tax Act, 1961) and Form 10 (Statement to be furnished to the Assessing Officer/Prescribed Authority under sub­section (2) of section 11 of the Income-tax Act, 1961). These forms can be filed online using Digital Signature Certificate on the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website. EVC option will be available shortly.


(Shefali Shah)

Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (Media and Technical Policy)

and Official Spokesperson,


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