The e-Return Software up to the version 3.0 was developed with idea to facilitate the employers in generation of the soft copies of all monthly and annual returns.

With the Launch of the Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) through the Employer e-Sewa Portal, the format of the ECR file and how to prepare it has also been explained.

The e-return software version 4.0 has been uploaded and the new Function for generating the ECR text file has been provided in it as an additional help.

The employers who have already generated the annual returns for the year 2011-12 may also use the software as by following the same process they can generate the ECR from this software and as compared to the time taken for the Annual Return 3A, the software takes almost no time to generate the ECR which is a return for a single month.

The validation tool provided for the various returns from the E-return software will not validate the ECR. The ECR file is validated when you upload it from the Employer e-Sewa Portal.

Link to E-Return Tool