ITR-1 (Sahaj) Form AY 2022-23: How to file ITR-1 Online?

ITR-1 (Sahaj) AY 2022-23: ITR-1 is a simple tax return form. People with incomes less than Rs.50 lakhs can use ITR-1. This income should be from salary, income from other sources (Interest etc.) and only one house property. In this article, we will discuss the detail about ITR-1 like how to fill ITR-1, excel utility, instructions, PDF format, amendments, FAQ and more.

Download ITR 1 Form (A.Y. 2022-23)

How to download ITR-1 in different formats: As you all know the income tax department provides excel utility to fill ITR-1 easily and without any errors. We will provide you the links here to download ITR-1 in PDF, excel utility and instructions. Please refer to the following table to download ITR 1 (Sahaj) form.

Table for Download ITR 1 form for A.Y. 2022-23

Utility Download
Java or Excel Utility (Fill the form offline, save the generated XML file and then upload it) Visit Here
PDF Download
e-File ITR-1 e-file here
Instructions for ITR-1 Visit Here

Who can use ITR-1? 

ITR-1 (Sahaj) is a form to file income tax returns who have the following income up to Rs. 50 Lakhs. ITR 1 form is also known as Sahaj Form. The return is applicable for a Resident Individual having total income from any of the following sources up to Rs. 50 Lakh.

  • Income From Salary/Pension
  • Income from one-house property
  • Income from other sources (Interest, Family Pension, Dividend etc.)
  • Agricultural Income up to Rs. 5,000

The last date to file a salary income tax return for A.Y. 2022-23 is 31st July 2012. 

The link to download ITR 1 for A.Y. 2019-20 is given below.

Keep in Mind: The rules of penal interest and penalty of late filing of income tax returns have changed w.e.f.01-04-2018 – Check Here

So don’t do any unnecessary delay to file ITR-1 even you can file today as the Income Tax department has released the utility for excel and java.

Who Can Not Use ITR-1 for A.Y. 2022-23

Persons who can not use ITR-1 for A.Y. 2022-23: The following persons can not use ITR-1 for A.Y. 2023-23.

Note: ITR-1 cannot be used by a person who:
(a) is a Director in a company
(b) has held any unlisted equity shares at any time during the previous year
(c) has any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India
(d) has signing authority in any account located outside India
(e) has income from any source outside India
(f) is a person in whose case tax has been deducted u/s 194N
(g) is a person in whose case payment or deduction of tax has been deferred on ESOP
(h) who has any brought forward loss or loss to be carried forward under any head of income

Changes in ITR 1 for 2022-23

Here are the following changes apply to ITR-1 (A.Y. 2022-23)

  • W.e.f. A.Y.2019-20 Individual who is either director in a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares can not file ITR-1.
  • Now w.e.f  A.Y. 2018-19 ITR 1 is only available for Resident Individuals not for Residents Not Ordinarily Residents.
  • You can not file ITR 1 if you have income above Rs.50 lakh from salaries, house property or any other source of income.
  • New columns under head salaries
  • New columns under head house property
  • New column for TDS made on rent.
  • Now Aadhar Number is mandatory to enter in ITR-1 while filing an income tax return. If you have not applied for an Aadhar card yet then apply it and enter your 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 savings and current bank account detail in ITR-1 operated during the 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 2017-18. 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 a new form to file income tax returns for A.Y. 2018-19 including ITR-1 along with excel utility software to create XML format.
  • The XML format is the only format which can be uploaded to the server of the income tax department. No other means or way to upload or file an 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 returns.
  • We have also given the important information to the assessee 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 the ITR-1 form for A.Y. 2022-23.

  • Salary/Pension or
  • 1 house property income
  • Other Sources Income
  • Clubbing of Income from above heads
  • Agriculture income up to Rs.5000

Download ITR-1 Form ay 2022-23Utility?

The assessee should download the ITR-1 form to file an income tax return online or offline. We will talk only about the filing of the ITR-1 Form.  There are two ways to file the ITR-1 Form.

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

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

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

Can I File ITR-1 Offline AY 2022-23?

The following persons have the option to file ITR-1 offline for a.y. 2022-23. 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 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 file the ITR-1 Form?

Here is the step-by-step procedure to file the ITR-1 form for a.y. 2022-23 through offline utility.

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 worksheets
Step 5 Fill taxes paid and a verification worksheet
Step 6 Fill 80G donation detail worksheet
Step 7 After filling in all the 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 A.Y. 2022-23 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 a 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

FAQ on ITR 1 A.Y. 2022-23

Q. I have some unexplained income. Whether I can choose ITR-1 to file my income tax return?

Taxpayers having unexplained income cannot opt for ITR-1 Sahaj. You will have to file ITR-2 or ITR-3 or ITR-4 on basis of criteria given in FAQ No. 1.

Q. I have received a dividend income of Rs. 15 lakhs from an Indian Company. Whether I can choose ITR-1  (A.Y. 2022-23) to file my income tax return?

Taxpayers who have received dividend income above Rs. 10 lakhs during the relevant previous year cannot opt for ITR-1 Sahaj. You will have to file ITR-2 or ITR-3 or ITR-4 on basis of the criteria given in FAQ No. 1.

Q. Whether all taxpayers who are earning income only from salary can choose ITR-1 for filing income-tax returns?

Yes, all taxpayers who are earning income only from salary can choose ITR-1 for A.y. 2022-23 for filing tax returns. However, salaried taxpayers cannot choose ITR-1 in the following cases:

  • His salary income exceeds Rs. 50 lakhs
  • His salary income is earned from outside India
  • He is a Non-resident or Not-Ordinarily Resident in India
  • He has any assets located outside India

He has signing authority in any account located outside India.

Q. Whether individuals are required to mention details of assets and liabilities in ITR 1 Sahaj (a.y. 2022-23)?

Individuals/HUFs are required to furnish details of assets and liabilities only when their income exceeds Rs. 50 lakhs. The Schedule AL wherein the details of assets and liabilities are to be furnished is available only in ITR-2, ITR-3 and ITR-4. Thus, the individual or HUF who has to report the details of assets and liabilities has to opt for filing of return in ITR 2, ITR 3 or ITR 4 on basis of criteria given in FAQ No. 1.

Q. My income is Rs 60 lakhs. What type of details of assets and liabilities do I need to mention in the income-tax return?

In 2016, the Govt. had introduced a new Schedule AL in income-tax returns requiring individuals/HUFs to declare the value of assets and liabilities if their total income exceeds Rs. 50 lakhs. If the taxpayer is required to provide information in this Schedule, he shall provide the details of the cost of immovable property, jewellery, vehicles, shares, bank and cash balance, etc. Further, the taxpayer is also required to disclose the address of the immovable property and the description of movable assets.

42 thoughts on “ITR-1 (Sahaj) Form AY 2022-23: How to file ITR-1 Online?”

  1. SIR,
    4) GISS

  2. Sir,
    I am a salaried Govt. Employee. I have income from salary and other sources like Bank F.D. interest from which TDS is deducted.
    Now in ITR1 for AY 2019-20 I have to report Total Taxes Paid which includes…. Total TDS claimed+ Self assessment tax+ Advance tax paid. Now what is this “Total TDS claimed”? Is it the sum total of TDS from salary as per Form 16 (Schedule TDS1)+ TDS on the Bank F.D. interest as per Form 16A (Schedule TDS2)?
    Kindly clarify.

  3. Sir,
    I am a govt. employee. I earn some annuity from LICI annuity plan. I understand that the amount is fully taxable im my hand. My query is
    1) Under which head of Income in itr1 for the AY 2019-20 I shall show that amount
    2) For the AY 2019-20 “Income from other sources” is highly structured and specific. Now under which sub-head of “Income from other sources” I shall show that amount?

  4. Sir,
    I am a senior citizen. Can I claim deduction u/s 80TTB (upto Rs. 50000) on my SAVINGS BANK INTEREST?

  5. Sir,
    My mother is a super senior citizen. She has income from Family Pension and Savings Bank Interest. But her Total Income including all sources never exceeded the basic exemption limit applicable to her. But she submits ITR every year.
    Now that she is too aged and invalid and that her income is unlikely to exceed the Basic Exemption limit in foreseeable future, can she discontinue filing ITR any more? If yes whom to contact in IT Department to pray for exemption from filing ITR?……..Is it her AO(ITO) or any other authority? Can she submit her prayer to the nearest any ASK centre? Or can she submit it online and how?

  6. hello Sir , when i file my return i can’t submit my return and show a massage that ” Since the amount disclosed in “income under Head Salaries” is less than 90% of salary reported in TDS1, please ensure to fill details in “Others” in “Exempt income”. as my form 16 part A and B , i dont have any other income. so what should i do to file my returns?

    thanks and regards
    Mehul Zala,

  7. A standard deduction of Rs. 40000 from the salary income is applicable for the salaried individuals for the F.Y. 2018-19.
    Is it applicable for the pensioners also and at the same rate?

  8. I am a govt. employee and a senior citizen. I want to deduct tax solely on my salary income by my deductor for the FY 2018-19. I intend to show the interest income in the itr1 and pay self assessment tax/advance tax as applicable after deduction of Rs. 50000 under 80TTB.
    My question is……in that case the form 16 issued by my employer will not show the deduction under 80TTB. Can I claim that deduction in my ITR1?
    Is there any problem of mismatch between form 16 and itr1?

  9. Sir,
    My D.O.B. is 21/10/1958. Can I claim the I.T.benefits for the F.Y. 2018-19 as a senior citizen?


  10. 1)Sir, I am a Govt. Employee. I am facing some problem regarding filling up Schedule TDS in ITR1 for AY 2018-19…..I have declared income from other sources apart from my salary income
    to my deductor. After adding both “Salary” and “Income from other sources” I arrive at “Gross Total Income” and allowing deduction under chapter 6A, I arrive at “Total Taxable Income” and tax has been deducted at source accordingly by my employer. Now what should I fill in column (3)i.e. amount which is subject to tax deduction of schedule TDS? Is it only “Salary income” or “Gross Total Income” or “Total taxable income”? In column (4)i.e. year of tax deduction of schedule TDS what should I fill as total tax has been deducted during FY 2017-18? Column (5) is Tax deduction at source, that I can understand. But what shall I fill in column (6) i.e. amount out of (5) claimed this year? Plz. reply.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Dear Sir,
    ITR1 for AY 2015-2016 is not calculating total tax payable. Can you please advise me where I am doing mistake?

  17. Sir/Madam,
    Please confirm us, that when we will get the ITR 4 for Assessment Year 2015-16. I have seen all the related sites of the Income Tax Returns.
    Thank You.

  18. my PAN has been deleted under de-duplication process. For restoration I contacted ITO, Ghazipur but could not responsed. How can I file the return within March 2015. Please help

  19. How can I view / pirnt my ITR-1 which as already submitted online. Is there any option for the same. Kindly help me.

  20. ITR-2 Form for A.Y. 2014-15: Income Tax Return Form -konsa file karna h main CISF MAIN HUN RPL

  21. महोदय ! मैंने अपना इनकम टेक्स रिटर्न फ़ाइल किया था , परन्तु कुछ गलती रह गयी जिस कारण पुनः भरना होगा कैसे क्या करें मार्गदर्शन करें|

  22. महोदय !
    मैंने अपना इनकम टेक्स रिटर्न फ़ाइल किया था , परन्तु कुछ गलती रह गयी जिस कारण पुनः भरना होगा कैसे क्या करें मार्गदर्शन करें|
    डा. सुन्दर नारायण झा

  23. ITR-1 Excel utility software belongs to previous year 13-14. Please anybody upload ITR-1 for the year 14-15

  24. I have downloaded ITR1 but there is no acknowledgement form attached to the file. Should we upload the same without the acknowledgement form..??

    Kindly advise.

    Uday Pradhan

  25. dear sir, i download ITR1 , but acknowledgement form is attach to ITR1 , how to download acknowledgement from

  26. Dear Sir
    please cancelled the above itr 1 in this itr country code is wrong please update and attache again. country is 11-india in ur itr and but right is 91-india.

    thanking you


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