Yes, e-file is simple and can be done by yourself if you have all the documents handy. However, there are many tax filing sites which will help you file your returns by charging some amount. But make sure your file your returns before due date which is July 31, 2016.
Here are simple steps to file your income tax returns online.
Step 1: Register Yourself
To file your returns online, one has to register at Income tax site using PAN details, name and date of birth. Note that PAN will be user ID to login next time.
Step 2: Online and Offline method
There are two ways you can upload your tax return. One by directly entering the details in the form. Other is first you can download and fill the form and upload.
Step 3: Right Form
Make sure you have filled the correct form. Some times tax department makes some changes in the form for taxpayer benefit.
If you have income of more than Rs 50 lakh, you will have to fill an additional column -"AL" or assets and liabilities. Where you will have to disclose the amount of your assets and liabilities.
Step 4: Keep documents handy
Form 16, other income details, all Bank account numbers, IFSC codes, personal details.
Step 5: Upload the form
If you have download the form, after filling it click on generate XML. Visit income tax site and click upload XML button.
Step 6: E verifying returns
Once you submit your form, you will receive an acknowledgment number.
There are various ways through which you can e-verify your income tax returns.
Note that filing tax return process is not complete until you e-verify your returns or send your acknowledgment copy to CPC Bangalore.