The last date for filing Income Tax (ITR Filing Last Date) is 31st July 2022. If you do not file ITR on time, you may face a penalty. Have you ever thought that even if someone dies, he still has to file ITR or not? As per the rules, it is necessary to file the ITR of the deceased person. But who will file his ITR after his death? Let us know about this rule.

Recognition of legal heir required

To file his ITR after the death of someone, first of all, any of his relatives like his wife or husband will have to get the approval of a legal heir. You will get this approval from the court. The close members of the person such as husband-wife or son-daughter or anyone else are made legal heirs by the court. The legal heir is also recognized by the local municipal corporation. Therefore, first of all, legal recognition is mandatory.

Register yourself

For this, you have to first register yourself on the website of the Income Tax Department.

For this, first of all, take a copy of the legal heir certificate from the court or municipal corporation.

Now you go to the Income Tax Department website https://www.incometax.gov.in/ .

- Click on 'Register as legal heir' here through 'My Account.

After that complete the process of registering yourself as a legal heir.

After a few days, you will get information about your registration from the Income Tax Department.

Know how to apply?

The ITR of the deceased person is also filled in the same way as the rest.

Under this, after becoming the legal heir, you will be able to login into the account of the deceased person.

After this, after filling the ITR, the tax department will permanently close that account.

- In this whole process, you have to have the death certificate of the deceased person, PAN card and Aadhar card, your PAN card and Aadhar card as well as the certificate of making you a legal heir is important.

After the income tax return is filed, the refund will also come into the account of the deceased person.

- You have to contact their bank to withdraw money from that bank account and get it closed.