Internet is full of FREE options including Income Tax Filing Software Free Download. We love our free apps, but some software is worth paying for especially when you put your very personal information such as PAN ( permanent account number), Bank Account details, Address, Employers Details, Brokerage Account details, etc. Now just imagine if a criminal gets hold of all this information, how easy it would be for him to misuse this. So you cough up some cash to either buy a paid software or approach a Chartered Accountant near you to file your income tax. Please don’t fall into the trap of Income Tax Filing Software Free Download as it will only hurt you and you might end up pay much more than you would actually save.
When you argue over specific software titles, you can often find in favor of both free and paid. One can say that free software wins when looking at Microsoft Office. Open Office or Libre is completely free but they lack the features and functionality plus the support of Microsoft Office. One of better options is use online service provider such as ClearTax, SaralTax etc which allows to fill in the details, compute tax and file the return online. These websites have been around for sometime and also empaneled with income-tax department which increases my faith on them versus any Income Tax Filing Software that is available as Free Download.
Also see this List of Income Tax Return and Forms available for e-Filing from Official Income Tax Government Website
|1||ITR 1||For Individuals having Income from Salaries, one house property,
other sources (Interest etc.) and having total income upto Rs.50
|2||ITR 2||For Individuals and HUFs not carrying out business or profession
under any proprietorship
|3||ITR 3||For individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietary business
|4||ITR 4||For presumptive income from Business & Profession||Yes||Yes|
|5||ITR 5||For persons other than,- (i) individual, (ii) HUF, (iii) company and
(iv) person filing Form ITR-7
|6||ITR 6||For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section
|7||ITR 7||For persons including companies required to furnish return under
sections 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or