For the assessment year 2023-24, the Income Tax Department has released an offline Excel-based utility for filing ITR-1 Sahaj and ITR-4 Sugam. The utility is available for download from the official Income Tax Department website. Because the utility and forms may change from time to time, it is critical to check the official website for the most recent version/updates and instructions. In this article, we’ll go over where to get the Excel utility, how to enable macros in Excel, and how to contact customer service for ITR utility help.
Obtaining the Excel Utility
The Excel-based utility for filing ITR-1 Sahaj and ITR-4 Sugam for AY 2023-24 is available for download from the Income Tax Department’s official website. The utility allows you to electronically file ITR-1 (SAHAJ) and ITR-4 (SUGAM) forms. Check the official website for the most recent version/updates and instructions.
Excel Utility for ITR-1 (SAHAJ) and ITR-4 (SUGAM) AY 2023-24
Requirements for Using the Excel Utility
While there are no explicit requirements for using the Excel utility, it is critical to use a compatible version of Excel that supports macros. Resident and Ordinarily Resident (ROR) individuals with a total income of up to Rs 50 lakh from salaries, one house property, and other sources are eligible for ITR-1 Sahaj. Individuals/HUFs/partnership firms (other than LLP) with a total income of less than Rs. 50 lakh can file the ITR-4 Sugam form.
Using Macros in Excel
It is necessary to enable macros in the Excel sheet before using the ITR utility. To enable macros in Excel, navigate to File > Options > Trust Centre > Trust Centre Settings > Macro Settings > Enable All Macro > Click ‘OK’. Only enable macros in Excel sheets from trusted sources. Some Excel utility worksheets may include a help.txt file that contains instructions on how to enable macros.
Common Technical Problems
Macro errors, login issues, XML validation errors, and offline utility issues are some of the most common technical issues encountered when using the ITR utility. If you encounter any technical difficulties while using the ITR utility, you can seek assistance from the Income Tax Department or a tax professional.
Contacting ITR Utility Customer Service
If you require technical assistance with the ITR utility, please visit the Income Tax Department’s official website and check the FAQs section for offline ITR utility. The FAQs section answers frequently asked questions about the ITR utility and can assist in resolving some technical issues. You can also get help from the Income Tax Department by calling their toll-free number or emailing them.
Filing ITR-1 Sahaj and ITR-4 Sugam using the Income Tax Department’s Excel utility can help to simplify the tax filing process. You can effectively file your taxes by downloading the utility, enabling macros in Excel, and understanding the requirements for using the utility. If you run into any technical difficulties or require assistance, the Income Tax Department and tax professionals are here to help.