ITR 1 Form: How to Fill ITR 1 – How to efile ITR 1 Form

As you all know that you have to file income tax return of salary for the A.Y.2017-18 for the period of 1-4-2016 to 31-3-2017. ITR-1 is also called as Sahaj Form.

The last date to file salary income tax return is 31st July, 2017 as per the date mentioned in the Income Tax Obligation Calendar for A.Y.2017-18.

Recent Update: ITR forms has updated on 14th July 2017. Please download the new ITR-1 form from the link given below.

Changes in ITR 1 for A.Y. 2017-18

  • Now Aadhar Number is mandatory to enter in ITR-1 while filling income tax return. If you have not applied aadhar card yet then apply it and enter enrolment number. w.e.f 1-7-2017
  • If you deposited Rs 2 lakh or more from 9th November 2016 to 30th December 2016 then you must fill the column of cash deposited during the demonetization period.
  • Now, you should fill all your saving and current bank account detail in ITR-1 operated during previous year.

What is ITR-1

  • The form is also known as Sahaj Form. So you don’t need to confuse over it. The form is for the assesee who have salary income during the Financial year 2016-17. There are other ITR forms like ITR-2, 3,4,5,6,7. But these forms are used for other incomes.
  • So you have to ready your documents to file your Salary Income Tax return as per the instructions given in Form ITR-1. Income Tax Department has issued new form to file income tax return for A.Y. 2017-18 including ITR-1 along with excel utility software to create XML format.
  • The XML format is only format which can be uploaded to the server of income tax department. No other means or way to upload or file income tax return.
  • So you can download the excel utility software to file ITR-1 online or PDF, Excel format to file offline income tax return.
  • We have also given the important information for the assesee to help them to file ITR-1 easily.

Which Incomes includes in ITR-1 Form (Sahaj Form)?

The persons who have the following income or receipts should use ITR-1 form.

Why I download ITR-1 Form?

The assesee should download the ITR-1 form to file income tax return online for offline. We will talk only about efiling of ITR-1 Form.  There are two ways to efile ITR-1 Form.

1) Prepare Return Offline: Download ITR-1 and fill all the complete detail then click on to prepare XML. It will make your file in XML format which should be need to uploaded on the server of income tax department.

2) Prepare ITR-1  XML file through any software.

You can download ITR-1 form from the links given below.

Can I File ITR-1 Offline?

The following persons have option to file ITR-1 offline. If you are not in the following persons then you must file your Income Tax Return in ITR-1 online.

  • Individuals whose age is 80 years or more.
  • Individuals and HUF whose income does not exceed 5 lakhs and are not going to claim any income tax refund.

For more information visit:  Which Way I should File Income Tax Return? Online, Offline or by TRP?

How to fill ITR-1 Form?

Step 1 Download ITR-1 Excel Utility
Step 2 Fill Income detail worksheet
Step 3 Fill TDS detail worksheet
Step 4 Fill all TCS detail worksheet
Step 5 Fill taxes paid and verification worksheet
Step 6 Fill 80G donation detail worksheet
Step 7 After filling all detail click on validate
Step 8 After validation click on Generate XML
Step 9 After XML generation, you are ready to file ITR-1

How to e-file ITR-1 Form? 

Step 1 Visit here ->
Step 2 If you already registered then login
Step 3 If you are not registered then click on register yourself
Step 4 After login click on e-file
Step 5 Then select assessment year and select ITR-1 here
Step 6 Browse your xml file as generated above
Step 7 Select digitally sign as Yes (if you have digital signature), if Not then select No
Step 8 Click on Submit button
Step 9 System will generate ITR-V, Print it
Step 10 Send ITR-V to the address given in ITR-V
Step 11 E-verify your return – Check here how to e-verify Income Tax Return

Download ITR 1 Form for A.Y. 2017-18

Updated on 14-07-2017

ITR-1 Form A.Y.2017-18 Download Links
ITR-1 (Excel Utility) (updated on 14-07-2017) Download Here
ITR-1 (Java Utility) (updated on 14-07-2017) Download Here
ITR-1 (Instructions to Filing and Submission) (updated on 14-07-2017) Download Here


  • Java Utility will run only on window 7.0 or above.
  • Java Runtime Environment Version 7 update 6 to version 8 update 51 should be installed. You can download latest java update from here ->

Useful Articles to Help You Filing ITR-1

Income Tax Slab – A.Y. 2018-19 | A.Y. 2017-18 | 2016-17 and Previous Years

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Deduction of Home Loan

Download ITR 1 Form for A.Y. 2016-17


  • Java Utility will run only on window 7.0 or above.
  • Java Runtime Environment Version 7 update 6 to version 8 update 51 should be installed. You can download latest java update from here ->

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Add a Comment
  1. No Income details or tax computation has been provided in ITR but details regarding taxes paid have been provided.

    this messg occurs during the efilling what to do ?? plz tell as soon as possible

  2. Has anyone encountered this message :
    When I click on the “Generate XML” button in ITR-1 Sahaj Form, I am getting the following warning :
    Amount of Salary disclosed in “Income details / Part BT” is less than 90% of salary reported in Schedule TDS1. I rechecked the values in Income details and also in TDS worksheet. It is as per FORM 16.

    can anyone clarify.

  3. sujata chakraborty

    sir…the person whose annual not upto the taxable income……is that necessary to fiil up iITR 1

    1. If your income is below exemption limit then you have option to file income tax return. But our advise to you that file your income tax return for every year irrespective of your income. It will help you in future like loan approval, visa approvals and in other documents formalities.

  4. My TDS has been deducted how do Iclaim it . I have been told that I have to file return But how ???????????????? can u help me.

  5. khileshwar sahu

    Sir ,mai 2012 & 2013 ka itr bhara nahi ,abhi bhar sakta hu pls sir rply
    Thank you.

    1. if your income is lower than the taxable limit then you don’t need to file.

  6. pl let us know when ITR fors 3, 4 , 5 will be available

  7. Sir,
    If I have more than 2 savings or current bank accounts, how I disclose those in the new ITR-1 form ? In the form, there are only two spaces.

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