ITR forms for AY 2016-17 – Paper Filing Format

By | April 1, 2016

ITR forms for AY 2016-17 – paper filing format has been notified by the income tax department. As speculated, the Income Tax Department has notified the ITR Forms for Assessment Year 2016-17 much earlier, though the schema for electronic filing is yet to be made available hope to get it soon as well.

Below we have provided the information about the different ITRs and also a link to the downloadable versions of the same.

 Forms  Who can File
 ITR-1  For Individuals having Income from Salaries, One house property, Other sources (Interest, etc.)
ITR-2  For Individuals and HUFs not having Income from Business or Profession
 ITR-2A  For Individuals and HUFs not having Income from Business or Profession and Capital Gains and who do not hold foreign assets
ITR-3  For Individuals/HUFs being partners in firms and not carrying out business or profession under any proprietorship
ITR-4  For individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietary business or profession
ITR-4S  Presumptive Business Income Tax Return, for Individuals, HUF and Partnership Firms except LLP
ITR-5  For persons other than,- (i) individual, (ii) HUF, (iii) company and (iv) person filing Form ITR-7
ITR-6  For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11
ITR-7  For persons including companies required to furnish return under sections 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or 139(4F)

Changes in the ITR forms as observed:

  1. Partnership Firms claiming only Presumptive business income can file ITR 4S
  2. New schedules introduced
    • Schedule PTI: Pass Through Income for details from Business Trust or Investment Fund as per Section 115UA, 115UB has to be mentioned (ITR 2A, ITR 2, ITR 5, ITR 6)
    • Schedule ICDS: Effect of Income Computation Disclosure Standards on Profit to be reported (ITR
  3. Schedule AL has been extended to all Individual ITRs to collect Assets and Liabilities related information where the total taxable income exceeds Rs.50 Lakhs. The previous year it was asked only in ITR-4.

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