New ITR Forms Notified for the Financial Year 2019-20 (AY 2020-21)

New ITR Forms Notified for the Financial Year 2019-20 (AY 2020-21)

1. ITR-1

1. An individual with a brought forward/carry forward loss under the head ‘Income from house property’ can no longer use ITR-1 to file his/her income tax returns.

2. In case the house property is rented out, the taxpayer will have to provide the name and PAN or Aadhaar of the tenant in the ITR-1.

3. A new disclosure has been added to Part A- General Information of ITR-1. Here, a taxpayer will have to disclose whether he/she has a valid Indian passport. If yes, he/she will have to provide the passport number.

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4. The ‘Nature of Employment’ has been moved from Part A- General Information to B1 of Part B- Salary Schedule of ITR-1.

5. A separate column has been introduced under ‘Income from other sources’ for deduction u/s 57(iv) – in case of interest received on compensation or enhanced compensation under section 56(2)(viii).

2. ITR-4

1.A taxpayer who has a brought forward/carry forward loss from ‘Income from house property’ cannot use ITR-4 to file his income tax return for FY 2019-20 onwards.

2. In case the house property is rented out, the taxpayer will have to provide the name and PAN or Aadhaar of the tenant in the ITR-4.

3. A new disclosure has been added to Part A- General Information of ITR-1. Here, a taxpayer will have to disclose whether he/she has a valid Indian passport. If yes, he/she will have to provide the passport number.

4. The additional details required by the income tax department from the taxpayers using ITR-4 in FY 2019-20 are as follows:

a. Has the taxpayer deposited an amount or aggregate of amounts exceeding Rs 1 crore in one or more current account during the previous year? If yes, the amount has to be reported.

b. Has the taxpayer spent an amount or aggregate of the amount exceeding Rs 2 lakh for travel to a foreign country for himself/herself or for any other person? If yes, the amount has to be reported.

c. Has the taxpayer incurred an expenditure exceeding Rs 1 lakh on the consumption of electricity during the previous year? If yes, the amount has to be reported.

5. In case ITR-4 is being filed by a representative, Aadhaar number of the representative is required to be provided in ITR-4 from FY 2019-20 onwards.

6. The taxpayers using ITR-4 will also have to disclose the following additional details in Part A- General information:

a. Whether the taxpayer is a partner of a firm? If yes, he will have to furnish the name and PAN of the firm.

b. Details of partners of the firm such as name, address, percentage of share in the firm, PAN, aadhaar number, rate of interest on capital and remuneration paid/payable.

7. The ‘Nature of Employment’ has been moved from the Part A- General Information to B1 of Part B- Salary Schedule of ITR-4.

8. The ‘Financial particulars of the business’ section of the ITR-4 has been replaced by “Particulars of cash and bank transactions relating to presumptive business”. Under this tab, the taxpayer will have to enter the opening balance of cash and bank (aggregate of all bank accounts), receipts during the year, and payments or withdrawals made in the previous year.

6. A separate column has been introduced under ‘Income from other sources’ for deduction u/s 57(iv) – in case of interest received on compensation or enhanced compensation under section 56(2)(viii)…Read more>>

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