Types of Income Tax Return and preparation of your own ITR

Types of Income Tax Return and preparation of your own ITR

Every Individual who is liable to pay taxes and have an income of more than Rs. 5 lakh is compulsory to deposit their income tax return by Income tax return online.

The different forms of ITR are given in detail below, and based on the income level of the individual; one should decide which is the appropriate form to file ITR in India.

  • ITR form-1:

For salaried individuals. This form is also called SAHAJ.

Should be used by whose final income for the assessment year is

  • Income from salary and pensions.
  • Income from single house ownership.
  • Income from other sources excluding lotteries and racehorses.

Not applicable to use this form:

  • If you are having assets outside the country.
  • If there is income from the equity market.
  • Agricultural Income – more than 5000.
  • ITR 2 :

Should be used by whose final income for the assessment year is

  • Only Salary Incomes
  • Income from House Properties
  • Income from equity markets
  • Income from other sources

Not applicable to use this form:

  • If there is income from business or profession
  • If you receive any remuneration as a partner in partnership firm / LLP

The main difference between the two above mentioned forms is ITR 1 is not applicable to the individual owning more than a single house, while ITR 2 is applicable.

  • ITR 3:

Should be used by an individual or a HUF who is

  • Partner in a Partnership firm or LLP
  • Income from business/profession
  • Income from firms in the name of anything (bonuses, commission, remuneration, etc.,)

Not applicable to use this form:

  • ITR 4S:

This is also called SUGAM. Should be used by HUF and small business having

  • Presumptive Business Income
  • Salary / Pension
  • One house property
  • Income from other sources.

Not applicable to use this form:

  • If there is income from capital gains.
  • Agricultural Income – more than 5000.
  • If there are any speculative incomes
  • Winning from lotteries/race horses
  • Equity gains
  • ITR 4:

Should be used by individuals or Hindu Undivided families who are into proprietorship

  • ITR 5:

Should be used by firms, LLP’s, Association of Persons and Body of Individuals, Artificial Judicial Persons, Cooperative Societies or any local authorities.

  • ITR 6:

Should be used by companies other than the one who claims exemption under section 11.

  • ITR 7:

Should be used by the individuals and companies, who want to file returns under Section- 139 (4A), Section- 139(4B), Section- 139(4C), Section- 139(4D).

How to Prepare your ITR:

After equipped with adequate information, it is time to decide what form will be appropriate for you and start the process of E-Filing.

For any help on ITR Filing feel free to consult the tax experts at Taxraahi. You can file ITR yourself via our ITR software or get CA’s help on filing income tax return. You can also use the option of Business Return, and Bulk Returnnow !!

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