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ITR forms and Mode of Filing Return for AY 2018-19 and AY 2017-18

Electronic Filing of Returns

Electronic filing of income tax return is mandatory for the taxpayer if the total income is more than ₹ 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 https://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 for AY 2018-19 and AY 2017-18

ITR - 1
(SAHAJ)

This Return Form is to be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2017-18 includes:-
(a) Income from Salary/ Pension; or
(b) Income from One House Property (excluding cases where there is brought forward loss or loss to be carried forward from previous year); or
(c) Income from Other Sources (excluding winning from lottery and income from Race Horses, Income taxable under section 115BBDA or Income of the nature referred to in section 115BBE).

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 should not be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2017-18 exceeds Rs.50 lakh or includes,-
(a) Income from more than one house property and where there is brought forward loss or loss to be carried forward from previous year; or
(b) Income from winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or
(c) Income taxable under section 115BBDA; or
(d) Income of the nature referred to in section 115BBE; or
(e) 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
(f) Income is to be apportioned in accordance with provisions of section 5A. or
(g) Agricultural income in excess of ₹ 5,000; or
(h) Income from Business or Profession; or
(i) Loss under the head 'Income from other sources'; or
(j) Person claiming relief under section 90 and/or 91; or
(k) Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India; or
(l) Any resident having income from any source outside India.

This return can be filed in paper form or electronically. Only the following persons have an option to file return in paper form:

  1. An individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year; or
  2. An individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and no refund is claimed in the return of income.
Form in Fillable PDF format with formulas for manual filing for AY 2018-19
Form in Fillable PDF format with formulas for manual filing for AY 2017-18
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling SAHAJ (ITR - 1) form AY 2018-19Download
Instructions for filling SAHAJ (ITR - 1) form AY 2017-18Download

ITR - 2

This Return Form is to be used by an individual or an Hindu Undivided Family who is not eligible to file Sahaj ITR-1 and whose income chargeable to income-tax under the head "Profits or gains of business or profession" is in the nature of interest, salary, bonus, commission or remuneration, by whatever name called, due to, or received by him from a partnership firm.

This Return Form should not be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2017-18 includes Income from Business or Profession under any proprietorship.

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.

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically.

Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2018-19Download
Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2017-18Download
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling ITR-2 form for AY 2018-19Download
Instructions for filling ITR-2 form for AY 2017-18Download

ITR - 3

This Return Form is to be used by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family who is carrying out a proprietary business or profession.

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically.

Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2018-19Download
Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2017-18Download
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling ITR-3 form for AY 2018-19Download
Instructions for filling ITR-3 form for AY 2017-18Download

ITR - 4
(SUGAM)

This Return Form is to be used by an individual/ HUF/ Partnership Firm whose total income for the assessment year 2017-18 includes:-
(a) Business income where such income is computed in accordance with special provisions referred to in sections 44AD and 44AE of the Act for computation of business income; or
(b) Income from Profession where such income is computed in accordance with special provisions referred to in sections 44ADA; or
(c) Salary/ Pension; or
(d) Income from One House Property (excluding cases where loss is brought forward from previous years); or
(e) Income from Other Sources (excluding Winning from Lottery and Income from Race Horses).
Note 1: 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 2: 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 in following cases
(a) Income from more than one house property; or
(b) Income from Winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or
(c) 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
(d) Income taxable under section 115BBDA; or
(e) Income of the nature referred to in section 115BBE; or
(f) Agricultural income in excess of ₹ 5,000; or
(g) Income from Speculative Business and other special incomes; or
(h) Income from an agency business or income in the nature of commission or brokerage; or
(i) Person claiming relief of foreign tax paid under section 90, 90A or 91; or
(j) Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India; or
(k) Any resident having income from any source outside India.

This return can be filed in paper form or electronically. Only the following persons have an option to file return in paper form :

  1. An individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year; or
  2. An individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and no refund is claimed in the return of income.
Form in Fillable PDF format with formulas for manual filing for AY 2018-19Download
Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2017-18Download
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling ITR-4S form AY 2018-19Download
Instructions for filling ITR-4S form AY 2017-18Download

ITR - 5

This Form can be used by a person being a firm, LLPs, AOP, BOI, artificial juridical person referred to in section 2(31)(vii), persons referred to in section 160(1)(iii) or (iv), cooperative society, registered societies and local authority. However, a person who is required to file the return of income under section 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4F) shall not use this form.

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically.

Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2018-19Download
Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2017-18Download
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling ITR-5 form for AY 2018-19Download
Instructions for filling ITR-5 form for AY 2017-18Download

ITR - 6

This Form can be used by a company, other than a company claiming exemption under section 11.

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically.

Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2018-19Download
Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2017-18Download
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling ITR-6 form for AY 2018-19Download
Instructions for filling ITR-6 form for AY 2017-18Download

ITR - 7

This Form can be used by persons including companies who are required to furnish return under section 139(4A) or section 139(4B) or section 139(4C) or section 139(4D) or section 139(4E) or section 139(4F).

This return is mandatorily required to be filed electronically.

Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2018-19Download
Form in PDF format (as notified by Income Tax Deptt.) for AY 2017-18Download
Excel / Java Utility for e-filingDownload
Instructions for filling ITR-7 formDownload

ITR V

Acknolwledgement Form for all for manual filing
ITR-V Form in fillable PDF with formulas for AY 2018-19
ITR-V Form in fillable PDF with formulas for AY 2017-18

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