Log in to your account or register using your PAN, if you are a new user.
Select assessment year, ITR form (ie. ITR-1) and submission code.
Finally, select 'Prepare and submit online' option. Enter the required details and submit.
You can also download and upload the form
Another alternative to file your Income Tax return is to download the form as an Excel utility from the e-filing portal of the I-T department, fill in the required information, generate an XML file and then upload it.
How to verify your return
You might think that filing your Income Tax return on time is all you have to do. But note that you also need to get your return duly verified.
There are various ways to verify your ITR such as Aadhaar-based OTP verification, or e-verification via net-banking.
You can also generate your EVC (Electronic Verification Code) via bank/Demat account, and bank ATM.
Separately, now use Aadhaar instead of PAN for ITR
On a related note, you can now use Aadhaar number in place of PAN to file your I-T returns.
This comes after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech announced that PAN and Aadhaar can now be used interchangeably.
Further, Aadhaar can also be used for services where quoting of PAN is necessary such as buying gold, MF etc.