ITR Forms for AY 2015-16 in Excel and PDF format
As Amended vide Notification No. 49/2015/ F.No.142/1/2015-TPL dated 22nd June 2015

ITR Forms for AY 2015-16 (FY 2014-15) in Excel (with formulas) & PDF formats for filing of returns in paper form

Free download ITR-2, ITR-3, ITR-4, ITR V forms in PDF or Excel formats and Sahaj (ITR-1) and Sugam (ITR-4S) forms in PDF format. The forms in Excel format are compiled on a single worksheet with auto filling of acknowledgement form (ITR-V) and have other features for ease in filling and printing of the form.

The forms available for free download on this page are for filing of returns in paper form.

Electronic Filing of Returns

Electronic filing of income tax return is mandatory for the taxpayer if the total income is more than Rs. 5 lakh or if there is a claim of refund except for super senior citizen (Age above 80 years) or if ITRs 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 have to be filed (Rule 12 (3) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 as amended).

Details regarding how to file the income tax return is available at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in -> Help tab -> 'How to e-file' and for any other queries on e-filing -> Please go to -> Help tab -> FAQ.

New functionality of electronic verification code (EVC) of the Income Tax return has been introduced vide Notification No. 2/2015, dated 13/07/2015. You can use this facility as an alternative for submission of ITR-V to CPC- Bangalore. To know further details on EVC, please visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in -> Help tab -> EVC user manual.

ITR Form and descriptionForm for AY 2015-16
PDF formatExcel format

SAHAJ (ITR-1)

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This Return Form CAN be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2015-16 includes:-
  1. Income from Salary/ Pension; or
  2. Income from One House Property (excluding cases where loss is brought forward from previous years); or
  3. Income from Other Sources (excluding Winning from Lottery and Income from Race Horses)
NOTE  Further, in a case where the income of another person like spouse, minor child, etc. is to be clubbed with the income of the assessee, this Return Form can be used only if the income being clubbed falls into the above income categories.

This Return Form CANNOT be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2015-16 includes:-

  1. Income from more than one house property; or
  2. Income from Winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or
  3. Income under the head "Capital Gains' e.g., short-term capital gains or long-term capital gains from sale of house, plot, shares etc.; or
  4. Agricultural income in excess of Rs. 5,000; or
  5. Income from Business or Profession; or (Loss under the head 'Income from other sources'; or
  6. Person claiming relief under section 90 and/or91; or
  7. Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India or
  8. Any resident having income from any source outside India

This form is to be printed as per the Print Specifications of Income Tax Deptt.

ITR - 2A

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This Return Form CAN be used by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family whose total income for the assessment year 2015-16 includes:-
  1. Income from Salary / Pension; or
  2. Income from House Property; or
  3. Income from Other Sources (including Winning from Lottery and Income from Race Horses).

Further, in a case where the income of another person like spouse, minor child, etc. is to be clubbed with the income of the assessee, this Return Form can be used where such income falls in any of the above categories.

This form should not be used by an individual or HUF whose income includes income from Business or Profession.

This Return Form CANNOT be used by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family whose total income for the assessment year 2015-16 includes:-

  1. Income from Capital Gains; or
  2. Income from Business or Profession; or
  3. Any claim of relief/deduction under section 90, 90A or 91; or
  4. Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India; or
  5. Any resident having income from any source outside India.

ITR - 2

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This Return Form CAN be used by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family whose total income for the assessment year 2015-16 includes:-
  1. Income from Salary / Pension; or
  2. Income from House Property; or
  3. Income from Capital Gains; or
  4. Income from Other Sources (including Winning from Lottery and Income from Race Horses).

Further, in a case where the income of another person like spouse, minor child, etc. is to be clubbed with the income of the assessee, this Return Form can be used where such income falls in any of the above categories.

This Return Form CANNOT be used by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family whose total income for the assessment year 2015-16 includes Income from Business or Profession.

ITR - 3

For Individuals/HUFs being partners in firms and not carrying out business or profession under any proprietor-ship

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically (Rule 12 (3) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 as amended).

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SUGAM (ITR-4S)

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This Return Form CAN be used by an individual/ HUF whose total income for the assessment year 2015 -16 includes:-
  1. Business income where such income is computed in accordance with special provisions referred to in section 44AD and 44AE of the Act for computation of business income; or
  2. Income from Salary/ Pension; or
  3. Income from One House Property (excluding cases where loss is brought forward from previous years); or
  4. Income from Other Sources (Excluding winning from lottery and Income from Race Horses).
Note:  The income computed shall be presumed to have been computed after giving full effect to every loss, allowance, depreciation or deduction under the Income-tax Act. Note:  Further, in a case where the income of another person like spouse, minor child, etc. is to be clubbed with the income of the assessee, this Return Form can be used only if the income being clubbed falls into the above income categories.

This Return Form CANNOT be used by to file return for the following incomes

  1. Income from more than one house property; or
  2. Income from winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or
  3. Income under the head 'Capital Gains', e.g. Short-term capital gains or long-term capital gains from sale of house, plot, shares etc. or
  4. Agricultural income in excess of Rs. 5,000/-; ,
  5. Income from Speculative Business and other special incomes; or
  6. Income from a profession as referred to in sub-section (1) of section 44AA or income from an agency business or income in the nature of commission for brokerage; or
  7. Person claiming relief of foreign tax paid under section 90, 90A or91; or
  8. Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India or
  9. Any resident having income from any source outside India

This form is to be printed as per the Print Specifications of Income Tax Deptt.

ITR - 4

For Individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietory business or profession

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically (Rule 12 (3) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 as amended).

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ITR - 5

For Firms, Co-operative Banks, Co-operative Societies, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), Association of Persons (AOP), Body of Individuals (BOI) and Artificial Judicial Persons

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically (Rule 12 (3) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 as amended).

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ITR - 6

For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically (Rule 12 (3) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 as amended).

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ITR - 7

For persons including companies required to furnish return under section 139(4A) or section 139(4B) or section 139(4C) or section 139(4D)

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically (Rule 12 (3) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 as amended).

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ITR V

Acknolwledgement Form for all ITR Forms

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