How to Download Prefilled XML File for Assessment Year 2020-21?


When you file the income tax return you need to fill in lots of information (Offline Utility ITR Forms) and it takes lots of time. So to reduce that time you can download prefilled XML. So let’s start…


Steps to Download Prefilled XML File

Step1: Visit to e-filing Portal

Visit the e-filing portal and click on the “Login Here” button.

You will be redirected to “Login” page. Enter the User ID (PAN), Password, Enter Captcha and click on “Login” button.


Step2: Go to e-filing Dashboard

After click on the login button you will be redirected to “Dashboard”.


Step3: Go to My Account and Download it

Hover on “My Account” and click on the “Download Pre-filled XML”

After click on that The “Download Pre-filled XML” screen will appear.

PAN is auto-populated, Choose the Assessment Year for which you are filing the Return. Post selecting the assessment year new option will arise Choose ITR Form which you want to file from ITR-1 to ITR-5 and click on the continue button.

The following details shall be prefilled in the ITR form:-

PAN, Name, Date of Birth shall be prefilled from the PAN database. Address, Aadhaar Number, mobile number, and e-mail ID shall be prefilled from e-Filing Profile (Please update e-Filling Profile before proceeding).

Tax Payment, TDS, and TCS details shall be prefilled from Form 26AS. Details of Salary Income, allowances, and deductions shall be prefilled from Annexure II of Form 24Q.

Type of House Property shall be prefilled from last filed ITR. Details of Income from House Property shall be prefilled from Form 26AS.

Details of Interest income from the Term Deposit shall be prefilled from Form 26AS. Details of Interest income details (u/s 244A) from Income Tax Refund.

Tax relief u/s 89 shall be prefilled from Annexure II of Form 24Q. Bank account details shall be prefilled from the last filed ITR and e-Filing Profile.

Verification Details – Self/Representative PAN details as applicable based on Logged in PAN.

Select the bank Account for Refund Credit

After that click on the “Download XML” button. A prefill consent popup screen will appear tick on that and click on the “Continue” button.

Select the path where to download it and click on the “Save” button.

After downloading XML file you can import it in your ITR form.

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