Tax Advisor


CBDT has decided to desist Excel version & Java version of ITR utilities from Financial Year 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) and now released JSON Utility for ITR1 & ITR 4 for Assessment Year 2021-22.

Other ITRs will be added in the utility in subsequent release, the ITR 1 to 4 can be filled using single JSON Utility.

Applicability of ITR 1 and ITR 4 for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

ITR 1: For individuals being a resident (other than not ordinarily resident) having total income up to Rs.50 lakh, having Income from Salaries, one house property, other sources (Interest etc.), and agricultural income up to Rs.5 thousand (Not for an individual who is either Director in a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares or in cases where TDS has been deducted u/s 194N or if income-tax is deferred on ESOP

ITR 4: For Individuals, HUFs and Firms (other than LLP) being a Resident having Total Income upto Rs.50 lakhs and having income from Business and Profession which is computed under sections 44AD, 44ADA or 44AE (Not for an Individual who is either Director in a company or has invested in Unlisted Equity Shares or if income-tax is deferred on ESOP)) .

Link to download ITR Forms for FY 2020-21 (A.Y. 2021-22)


Refer to below mentioned process: –


Once you access the e-filing portal. You can download the Utility under:

‘Downloads -> Offline Utilities -> Income Tax Return Preparation Utilities’.

Note: – System Requirements

  • OS – Windows 7 or later are supported
  • Processor – Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable or AMD K10 or above core architecture
  • RAM – 1.5 GB of RAM or more
  • HDD – 500 MB or more of free space

Step 2

On click of link for the Utility presented against ITR-1 or ITR-4, a ZIP file will start getting downloaded on your system.

Step 3

After you Extract the downloaded utility as a ZIP file, open the Utility from the extracted folder. In case, you receive this message, you click “Run Anyway” option in the dialogue box.

Step 4

Once you click on “Run Anyway”, your utility will start installing, after which you can proceed with filing your ITR.

Step 5

As soon as you install the utility, you will be landed to Homepage.

Click on “Continue” to fill your Income tax Return for AY 2021-22.

Step 6

You will find 3 tabs: –

  • Returns: – If you are filling the return for the first time, click on “File returns” in this tab.
  • Draft version of returns: – If you have already started to file your return, you can see the draft version of your returns in this tab and click on “edit”.
  • Pre-filled Data: – It will show you all pre-filled ITR data you had earlier imported into the utility.

Step 7

After click on “File returns”, select the radio button to “Import pre-filled data”.

On click of this option, the prefilled data already saved by you on your system in .json format can be imported to prefill the information in the income tax return.

Step 8

Enter the “PAN” for whom you want to fill the return and select the “Assessment year” and click on “Proceed”.

Assessment Year 2021-22 can only be selected.

Step 9

Pre-filled json can be downloaded post login to the e-Filing portal from: ‘

My Account -> ‘Download Pre-Filled for AY 2021-22’ and can be imported to the utility for prefilling the personal and other available details.

Step 10

On click of Proceed in earlier screen, you will be navigated to “Income Tax Returns” screen, where you can see the Basic pre-filled details from the imported JSON file.

Click on “File Return” to continue.

Step 11

Select the Status applicable to you and click on “Continue”.

Status will be pre-filled based on your last year’s data and will be editable.

Step 12

Select the ITR type which you want to file from the dropdown and “Proceed”.

Step 13

Click on “Let’s get started” to start filling your return.

Step 14

Fill the applicable and mandatory fields of the ITR form -> Validate all the tabs of the ITR form and Tax will be calculated

Step 15

After confirming all the schedules, you can Preview and submit your Return.

Step 16

You can either “Download” or “Print” the preview by clicking on the respective buttons. You can download the Preview on your system. It will be downloaded in pdf format

For Further Clarification and filing of Return, Please Contact

Mr. Pankaj Raheja (Tax Adviser)

M/s. PKR Associates

8930084472 / 8447211290