Instructions for filling out Form ITR-7

Instructions to Form ITR-7 (AY 2016-17)
Instructions for filling out Form ITR-7
These instructions are guidelines for filling the particulars in this Return Form. In case of any doubt, please refer to
relevant provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and the Income-tax Rules, 1962.
1.
Assessment Year for which this Return Form is applicable
This Return Form is applicable for assessment year 2016-17 only i.e., it relates to income earned in Financial Year
2015-16.
2.
Who can use this Return Form?
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).
3.
Annexure-less Return Form
No document (including TDS certificate) should be attached to this Return Form. All such documents enclosed with
this Return Form will be detached and returned to the person filing the return. Tax-payers are advised to match the
taxes deducted/collected/paid by or on behalf of them with their Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS). (Please refer to
www.incometaxindia.gov.in).
4.
Manner of filing this Return Form
This Return Form can be filed with the Income-tax Department in any of the following ways, (i) by furnishing the return electronically under digital signature;
(ii) by transmitting the data in the return electronically under electronic verification code;
(iii) by transmitting the data in the return electronically and thereafter submitting the verification of the return in
Return Form ITR-V;
However, a political party shall compulsorily furnish the return in the manner mentioned at (i) above. Where the
Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 4(iii), the assessee should print out two copies of Form ITR -V.
One copy of ITR-V, duly signed by the assessee, has to be sent by ordinary post to Post Bag No. 1, Electronic City
Office, Bengaluru–560100 (Karnataka). The other copy may be retained by the assessee for his record.
From assessment year 2013-14 onwards in case an assessee who is required to furnish a report of audit under
section 10(23C)(iv), 10(23C)(v), 10(23C)(vi), 10(23C)(via), 10A, 10AA, 12A(1)(b), 44AB, 44DA, 50B, 80-IA, 80-IB,
80-IC, 80-ID, 80JJAA, 80LA, 92E, 115JB or 115VW he shall file the report electronically on or before the date of
filing the return of income.
5.
Filling out the acknowledgement
Only one copy of this Return Form is required to be filed. Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner
mentioned at 4(i), the acknowledgement slip attached with this Return Form should be duly filled.
6.
Codes for filling this Return Form
(i)
Under the heading ‘Filing Status’ in the Return Form the relevant box needs to be checked regarding section
under which the return is being filed on the basis of following
Sl.No.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v
vi.
vii.
viii.
ix.
How the return is filed
Before the due date as provided under section 139
After the due date under section 139(1) but before the expiry of one year from the end of
relevant assessment year as per section 139(4)
Revised Return under section 139(5)
Modified return under section 92CD to give effect to advance pricing agreement entered
with the Board
In response to notice under section 139 (9) for removal of defects
In response to notice under section 142(1)
In response to notice under section 148
In response to notice under section 153A/153C
Under section 119(2)(b) on an application to be made separately before the income-tax
authority
(The return shall be treated as valid only after the application/claim/relief under section
119(2)(b) has been admitted by the income-tax authority)
(ii) Under the head Audit Information, if the assessee is liable for Audit u/s 44AB and the accounts have been audited
by an accountant, the details of such audit report along with the date of furnishing it (if filed before the return) to the
department has to be filled. Further, if the assessee is liable to furnish other audit report, the section under which such
audit is required and the date of furnishing it to the department (if audit has been carried out under that section) has to
be filled. From A.Y. 2013-14 it has become mandatory to furnish audit reports (if the audit has been carried out) under
the following sections electronically on or before the date of filing the return of income.
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Section under which Audit report is mandatorily to be filed electronically (if the audit has been carried out) on or
before the date of furnishing the return of income
Sl.
Section
Sl. Section
1.
10(23C)(iv), 10(23C)(v), 10(23C)(vi), 10(23C)(via)
9.
80-IB
2.
10A
10. 80-IC
3.
10AA
11. 80-ID
4.
12A(1)(b)
12. 80JJAA
5.
44AB
13. 80LA
6.
44DA
14. 92E
7.
50B
15. 115JB
8.
80-IA
16. 115VW
7.
BRIEF SCHEME OF THE LAW- Before filling out the form, you are advised to read the following(1) Computation of total income
(a)
“Previous year” is the financial year (1st April to the following 31st March) during which the income in
question has been earned. “Assessment Year” is the financial year immediately following the previous
year.
(b)
Tax is chargeable on what is called ‘total income’; it has a definite technical meaning.
(c)
Total income is to be computed as follows, in the following order:
(i) Classify all items of income under the following heads of income(A) “Income from house property”; (B) “Profit and gains from business or profession”; (C)
“Capital gains”; and (D) “Income from other sources”. [There may be no income under one or
more of the heads at (A), (B), (C) and (D)].
(ii) Compute taxable income of the current year (i.e., the previous year) under each head of income
separately in the Schedules which have been structured so as to help you in making these
computations as per provisions of the Income-tax Act. These statutory provisions decide what is to
be included in your income, what you can claim as an expenditure or allowance and how much, and
also what you cannot claim as an expenditure/allowance.
(iii) Set off current year’s head wise loss(es) against current year’s head wise income(s) as per
procedures prescribed by the law. A separate Schedule is provided for such set-off.
(iv) Aggregate the headwise end-results as available after (iii) above; this will give you “gross total
income”.
(v) Deduct from the gross income, amounts exempt under sections 10 and 11, to arrive at gross total
income.
(vi) From gross total income, subtract, as per procedures prescribed by the law, “deductions” mentioned
in Chapter VIA of the Income-tax Act. The result will be the total income. Besides, calculate
agricultural income for rate purposes.
(2) Computation of income-tax, surcharge, education cess including secondary and higher education cess and
interest in respect of income chargeable to tax.
(a)
Compute income-tax payable on the total income. Special rates of tax are applicable to some
specified items. Include agricultural income, as prescribed, for rate purposes, in the tax computation
procedure.
(b)
If total income exceeds Rs. 1 crore, calculate surcharge on such total income at the rate of 12%.
(c)
In case, the tax liability computed as above is less than 18.5% of book profit, the company is
required to pay minimum alternate tax (MAT) under section 115JB at the rate of 18.5% of the profit.
The excess tax so paid is allowable to be carried forward for credit in the year in which tax liability
under the normal provisions of the Act is more than MAT liability. Such carry-forward is allowable
up to10years.
(d)
Add Education Cess including secondary and higher education cess at the rate of 3% on the tax
payable and surcharge thereon.
(e)
Claim relief(s) as prescribed by the law, for double taxation and calculate balance tax payable.
(f)
Add interest payable as prescribed by the law to reach total tax and interest payable.
(g)
Deduct the amount of prepaid taxes, if any, like “tax deducted at source”, “tax collected at source”,
“advance-tax” and “self-assessment-tax”. The result will be the tax payable (or refundable).
(3) A return of income can be filed in any of the following manners:
(a)
Under section 139(1) i.e., within the “due date” prescribed by the law;
(b)
Under section 139(4) i.e., after the expiry of the “due date” but before the expiry of one year from
the end of the relevant assessment year;
(c)
Under section 139(5) a return already filed, can be revised by filing a fresh return within one year
from the end of the relevant assessment year or before the completion of assessment, whichever is
earlier;
(d)
Under section 92CD a return is modified to give effect to advance price agreement entered into with
the Board.
(e)
Under Section 139(9), defective/invalid returns can be filed afresh after curing the defects;
(f)
Under section 142(1) i.e., pursuant to a statutory notice calling for the return;
(g)
Under section 148 i.e., pursuant to a statutory notice u/s 149 for assessing or reassessing total income
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(h)
(i)
(j)
that has been either not assessed or under-assessed earlier;
Under section 153A i.e. pursuant to a statutory notice calling for return in case of search;
Under section 153C i.e. pursuant to a statutory notice calling for return.
Under section 119(2)(b) i.e. pursuant to application to be made separately before an income-tax
authority
(4) Obligation to file return of income
(a)
Return under section 139(4A) is required to be filed by every person in receipt of income derived
from property held under trust or other legal obligation wholly for charitable or religious purposes or
in part only for such purposes, or of income being voluntary contributions referred to in sub-section
(iia) of clause (24) of section 2, shall, if the total income in respect of which he is assessable as a
representative assessee (the total income for this purpose being computed under this Act without
giving effect to the provisions of sections 11 and 12) exceeds the maximum amount which is not
chargeable to income-tax.
(b)
Return under section 139(4B) is required to be filed by a political party if the total income without
giving effect to the provisions of section 139A exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable
to income-tax.
(c)
Return under section 139(4C) is required to be filed by every –
(i) scientific research association referred to in section 10(21);
(ii) news agency referred to in section 10(22B);
(iii) association or institution referred to in section 10(23A);
(iv) institution referred to in section 10(23B);
(v) fund or institution or university or other educational institution or any hospital or other medical
institution referred to in section 10(23C)(iv)/ (v)/ (vi) if the conditions mentioned in section
139(4C) are satisfied.
(d)
Return under section 139(4D) is required to be filed by every university, college or other institution
referred to in clause (ii) and clause (iii) of sub-section (1) of section 35, which is not required to
furnish return of income or loss under any other provision of this section.
(e)
Return under section 139(4E) is required to be filed by a business trust, which is not required to
furnish return of income or loss under any other provision of this section.
(f)
Return under section 139(4F) is required to be filed by an investment fund referred to in section
115UB, which is not required to furnish return of income or loss under any other provision of this
section.
(g)
Return of income is also required to be filed by a person if his total income before allowing
deductions under section 10A or section 10AA or Chapter VI-A exceeds the maximum amount which
is not chargeable to income tax.
(h)
The losses shall not be allowed to be carried forward unless the return has been filed on or before the
due date.
(i)
The deduction under sections 10A, 10AA, 80-IA, 80-IAB, 80-IB and 80-IC shall not be allowed
unless the return has been filed on or before the due date.
8.
Instructions for filling out this Form
(i) The codes for nature of business to be filled in ‘Schedule BP –General’ are as underSector
Sub-Sector
(1)
Agro-based industries
Automobile and Auto parts
Manufacturing
Cement
Industry
Diamond cutting
Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
Electronics including Computer Hardware
Engineering goods
Fertilizers, Chemicals, Paints
Flour & Rice Mills
Food Processing units
Marble & Granite
Paper
Petroleum and Petrochemicals
Power and energy
Printing & Publishing
Rubber
Steel
Sugar
Tea, Coffee
Textiles, handloom, Power looms
Tobacco
Tyre
Vanaspati & Edible Oils
Code
0101
0102
0103
0104
0105
0106
0107
0108
0109
0110
0111
0112
0113
0114
0115
0116
0117
0118
0119
0120
0121
0122
0123
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(2) Trading
(3) Commission
Agents
(4) Builders
(5) Contractors
(6)
Professionals
(7) Service
Sector
(8) Financial
Service Sector
(9)
Entertainment
Industry
Others
Chain Stores
Retailers
Wholesalers
Others
General Commission Agents
0124
0201
0202
0203
0204
0301
Builders
Estate Agents
Property Developers
Others
Civil Contractors
Excise Contractors
Forest Contractors
Mining Contractors
Others
Chartered Accountants, Companies Secretaries, etc.
Fashion designers
Legal professionals
Medical professionals
Nursing Homes
Specialty hospitals
Others
Advertisement agencies
Beauty Parlours
Consultancy services
Courier Agencies
Computer training/educational and coaching institutes
Forex Dealers
Hospitality services
Hotels
I.T. enabled services, BPO service providers
Security agencies
Software development agencies
Transporters
Travel agents, tour operators
Others
Banking Companies
Chit Funds
Financial Institutions
Financial service providers
Leasing Companies
Money Lenders
Non-Banking Finance Companies
Share Brokers, Sub-brokers, etc.
Others
Cable T.V. productions
Film distribution
Film laboratories
Motion Picture Producers
Television Channels
Others
0401
0402
0403
0404
0501
0502
0503
0504
0505
0601
0602
0603
0604
0605
0606
0607
0701
0702
0703
0704
0705
0706
0707
0708
0709
0710
0711
0712
0713
0714
0801
0802
0803
0804
0805
0806
0807
0808
0809
0901
0902
0903
0904
0905
0906
1001
(10)
Other Sector [other
than (1) to (9)
above]
(ii)
In Schedule SI, the codes for the sections which prescribed special rates of tax for the income mentioned therein
are as under:Sl. No. Nature of income
1.
Tax on accumulated balance of recognised provident fund
Section
111
Rate of tax
To be computed
in
accordance with
rule 9(1) of Part A
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of fourth Schedule
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
9.
Short term capital gains on equity share or equity oriented fund
chargeable to STT
Long term capital gains (with indexing)
Long term capital gains (without indexing)
Long term capital gains on transfer of unlisted securities in the
case of non-residents
Dividends in the case of non-residents
Interest received in the case of non-residents
Interest received by non-resident from infrastructure debt fund
Income received by non-resident as referred in section 194LC
Income received by non-resident as referred in section 194LD
Income from units purchased in foreign currency in the case of
non-residents
Income from royalty where agreement entered between
31.3.1961 to 31.3.1976 and income from fees for technical
services where agreement entered between 29.2.1964 and
31.3.1976, and agreement is approved by the Central
Government.
Income from royalty in case of non-resident in pursuance of an
agreement made after 31-03-1976
Income from fees for technical services in case of non-resident
in pursuance of an agreement made after 31-03-1976
Income received in respect of units purchased in foreign
currency by an off-shore fund
Income by way of long-term capital gains arising from the
transfer of units purchased in foreign currency by a off-shore
fund
Income from bonds or GDR purchased in foreign currency or
long term capital gains arising from their transfer in case of a
non-resident
Income from GDR purchased in foreign currency or long term
capital gains arising from their transfer in case of a resident
employee of an Indian company, engaged in knowledge based
industry or service
Income received by an FII in respect of securities (other than
units referred to in section115AB)
Income received by an FII in respect of bonds or government
securities referred to in section 194LD
Short term capital gains (other than on equity share or equity
oriented mutual fund referred to in section 111A) by an FII
Short term capital gains on equity share or equity oriented
mutual fund referred to in section 111A by an FII
Long term capital gains by an FII
Profits and gains of life insurance business
Winnings from lotteries, crosswords puzzles, races including
horse races, card games and other games of any sort or gambling
or betting of any form or nature whatsoever
Tax on non-resident sportsmen or sports associations or
entertainer
Anonymous donations
Tax on dividend received by an Indian company from specified
foreign company
Tax on income under section 68, 69, 69A, 69B, 69C or 69D
Investment income of a non-resident Indian
Long term capital gains of a non-resident Indian on any asset
other than a specified asset
Long term capital gains of a non-resident Indian on any
specified asset
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
111A
15
112
112proviso
20
10
112(1)(c)(iii)
10
115A(1)(a)(i)
115A(1)(a)(ii)
115A(1)(a)(iia)
115A(1)(a)(iiaa)
115A(1)(a)(iiab)
20
20
5
5
5
115A(1)(a)(iii)
20
Paragraph EII of
Part I of first
schedule of
Finance Act
50
115A(1)(b)(A)
25
115A(1)(b)(B)
25
115AB(1)(a)
10
115AB(1)(b)
10
115AC(1)
10
115ACA(1)
10
115AD(1)(i)
20
115AD(1)(i)
proviso
5
115AD(ii)
30
115AD(ii)
proviso
115AD(iii)
115B
15
10
12.5
115BB
30
115BBA
20
115BBC
30
115BBD
15
115BBE
115E(a)
30
20
115E(a)
20
115E(b)
10
SCHEME OF THE FORM
The Scheme of this form follows the scheme of the law as outlined above in its basic form. The Form has been
divided into three parts. It also has nineteen schedules. The details of these parts and the schedules are as under:(i) Part A-GEN mainly seeks general information requiring furnishing of personal information like name and
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address, PAN number, date of creation, fling status, other details and audit details ;
(ii) The second part, i.e., Part-B is regarding an outline of the total income and tax computation in respect of
income chargeable to tax.
(iii) There are various schedules details of which are as under(a) Schedule-I: Details of amounts accumulated/ set apart within the meaning of section 11(2) in last
year’s viz., previous years relevant to the current assessment year.
(b) Schedule-J: Statement showing the investment of all funds of the Trust or Institution as on the last
day of the previous year.
(c) Schedule-K: Statement of particulars regarding the Author(s)/ Founder(s)/ Trustee(s)/ Manager(s),
etc., of the Trust or Institution.
(d) Schedule-LA: Details in case of a political party.
(e) Schedule-ET: Details in case of an Electoral Trust
(f) Schedule-HP: Computation of income under the head Income from House Property.
(g) Schedule-CG: Computation of income under the head Capital gains.
(h) Schedule-OS: Computation of income under the head Income from other sources.
(i) Schedule-VC: Details of Voluntary Contributions received
(j) Schedule-OA: General information about business and profession.
(k) Schedule-BP: Computation of income under the head “profit and gains from business or profession”.
(l) Schedule-CYLA: Statement of income after set off of current year’s losses
(m) Schedule-MAT: Computation of Minimum Alternate Tax payable under section 115JB
(n) Schedule-MATC: Computation of tax credit under section 115JAA
(o) Schedule AMT: Computation of Alternate Minimum Tax payable under section 115JC
(p) Schedule AMTC: Computation of tax credit under section 115JD
(q) Schedule-PTI: Statement of income from Business Trust or Investment Fund as per section 115UA,
115UB.
(r) Schedule-SI: Statement of income which is chargeable to tax at special rates
(s) Schedule FSI: Details of income accruing or arising outside India
(t) Schedule TR: Details of Taxes paid outside India
(u) Schedule FA: Details of Foreign Assets and Income
10. GUIDANCE FOR FILLING OUT PARTS AND SCHEDULES
(1) General
(i)
All items must be filled in the manner indicated therein; otherwise the return maybe liable to be
held defective or even invalid.
(ii)
If any schedule is not applicable score across as “---NA---“.
(iii)
If any item is inapplicable, write “NA” against that item.
(iv)
Write “Nil” to denote nil figures.
(v)
Except as provided in the form, for a negative figure/ figure of loss, write “-” before such figure.
(vi)
All figures should be rounded off to the nearest one rupee. However, the figures for total income/
loss and tax payable be finally rounded off to the nearest multiple of ten rupees.
(2) Sequence for filling out parts and schedules
(i)
Part A
(ii)
Schedules
(iii)
Part B
(iv)
Verification
11. PART A-GEN
Most of the details to be filled out in Part-Gen of this form are self-explanatory. However, some of the details mentioned
below are to be filled out as explained hereunder:(a) It is compulsory to quote PAN.
(b) Codes for status:
Sl.
Status
Code
Sl.
Status
Code
i
Individual
01
vi Body of individuals (BOI)
06
ii Firm (other than the one engaged in
02
vii Artificial juridical person
07
profession)
iii Firm engaged in profession
03
viii Co-operative society
08
iv Association of persons (AOP)
04
ix Company as per section 25 of
09
the Companies Act
v
Association of persons (Trust)
05
x
Local authority
10
(c)
Tax payers are advised to furnish their correct mobile number and e-mail address so as to facilitate the Department
in sending updates relating to demand, refund etc. In case a return is filed by an intermediary/professional, the email
address of the intermediary as well as the assessee may be provided;
(d)
Details of the project/ institution run by you- In this section write the name of the project/institution run by you. For
example- If running educational projects/institutions then name of the school/college/university etc. need to be
mentioned. Similarly, in case of the hospitals/research institutions the name of the hospital or research centre need to
be mentioned. If more than one project/institution is run by the taxpayer, then mention the name of all the
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projects/institutions. The nature of activity and the classification of the activity engaged by the project/institution
should be filed as below. In case the activity/classification falls under more than one head, all such heads may be
specified.
Sl.
i
(e)
Nature of activity
Charitable
Classification
a Relief of the poor
b Education
c Medical Relief
d Preservation of environment (including watersheds, forests and
wildlife)
e Preservation of monuments or places or objects of artistic or historic
interest
f
Object of general public utility
g Development of khadi or village industries
ii
Religious
Religious
iii
Research
a Scientific Research
b Social Research
c Statistical research
d Any other research
iv
News Agency
News Agency
v
Professional Bodies
a Law
b Medicine
c Accountancy
d Engineering
e Architecture
f
Company secretaries
g Chemistry
h Materials management
i
Town planning
j
Any other profession
vi
Trade union
Trade union
vii Political
Political party
viii Electoral trust
Electoral trust
ix
Others
a Specified income arising to a body/authority/Board/Trust/Commission
u/s 10(46)
b Infrastructure Debt fund u/s 10(47)
c Any other
Section under which exemption claimed in respect of each project/institution to be specified as below:-
ix
Section 10(21) read
with section 35
Section
10(23C)(iiiab)
Section
10(23C)(iv)
xiii
Section 10(23D)
i
v
xvii Section 10(46)
(f)
(g)
ii
vi
x
xiv
Section 10(22B)
Section
10(23C)(iiiac)
Section
10(23C)(v)
vii
Section 10(23DA)
xviii Section 10(47)
iii
xi
Section 10(23A)
Section
10(23C)(iiiad)
Section
10(23C)(vi)
Section 10(23B)
Section
viii 10(23C)(iiiae)
Section
xii 10(23C)(via)
xv
Section 10(23FB)
xvi Section 10(24)
xix Section 11
iv
xx Section 13A
xxi Section 13B
Tick in the box to indicate the section under which the return is filed.
All the boxes in the table for “Other Details” need to be filled, if applicable.
A. Where one of the charitable purpose is advancement of any other object of general public utility as per
section 2(15) then specify whether such activity is of commercial nature. If yes, then specify the
aggregate receipts in respect of each institution engaged in such activity.
B. Any university or other educational institution existing solely for educational purposes and not for
purposes of profit; any hospital or other institution for the reception and treatment of persons suffering
from illness or mental defectiveness etc. existing solely for philanthropic purposes and not for purposes
of profit are required to fill the details mentioned herein.
C. If registered under section12A/12AA, then provide the registration number and the date of the
registration.
D. If you have received approval under section 35 then provide the approval reference number and the date
of approval.
E. If you have received approval under section 80G then provide the approval reference number and the
date of approval.
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F.
G.
H.
I.
(h)
If there is any change in the objects or activities during the financial year then tick yes.
In case of a political party, fill out the details in this column along with schedule LA.
In case of Electoral Trust, fill out the details in this column along with schedule ET.
If registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) has been done, date of registration
and registration number need to be mentioned. The total amount received from outside India during the
financial year need to be written in the space earmarked for the same. The purpose for which the foreign
contribution is received also needs to be specified.
“Audit Details needs” to be filled up in this table. Audit is required to be done under different sections of the
Act, including section 10(23C) (iv), 10(23C) (v), 10(23C) (vi), 10(23C) (via), section 12A, section 13A,
section 44AB etc. Specify the section under which audit has been done in the space designated for the same in
the return and date of furnishing the audit report.
12. PART B –TI
(a) Item 1-5: transfer figure(s) from the appropriate schedules.
(b) Item 7-10: make adjustments as per the provisions of section 11.
(c) Income chargeable under section 11(4) to be separately mentioned.
(d) Claim of exemption under section 10 is to be made in items 14-16.
(d) Items 26-30: total of agricultural income to be mentioned for rate purposes; income chargeable at special rates
and maximum marginal rates are to be mentioned separately. Anonymous donations, taxed @30%, need to be
mentioned separately.
13. PART B-TTI
The scheme of computation of tax liability has been provided.
14. SCHEDULES
(a) Schedule- I: Under section 11(2), where 85 % of the income is not applied or is not deemed to have been
applied, to charitable or religious purposes in India during the previous year but is accumulated or set apart,
either in whole or in part, for application to such purposes of India, such income so accumulated or set apart shall
not be included in the total income of the previous year, if certain conditions are satisfied. One of the conditions,
inter alia, is that the accumulation cannot be carried forward beyond five year.
Furnish the details of financial year of accumulation; amount accumulated in respective years, whether the
amount accumulated is invested in accordance with the provisions of section 11(5), purpose of accumulation etc.
(b) Schedule J: Here, mention the investment of all funds of the trust or institution as on the last day of the previous
year. The table given is self-explanatory.
(c) Schedule K: Here, mention the particulars regarding the author(s)/ founder(s)/ trustee(s)/ manager(s) etc., of the
trust or institution with their names, and date of creation of trust/ institution etc.
(d) Schedule LA: Section 13A of the Income-tax Act provides exemption to a political party in respect of income
chargeable under the head “Income from house property”, “Income from other sources” or “capital gains” or
Income by way of voluntary contributions received by it, subject to fulfilment of certain conditions mentioned
therein. This schedule seeks to provide the information relating to fulfilment of those conditions.
(e) Schedule ET: Section 13B of the Income-tax Act provides exemption to an electoral trust in respect of income
by way of voluntary contributions received by it, subject to fulfilment of certain conditions mentioned therein.
This schedule seeks to provide the information relating to fulfilment of those conditions.
(f) Schedule-OS,(i) Against item 1a and 1b, enter the details of gross income by way of dividend and interest which is not
exempt.
(ii) Against item 1c, indicate the gross income from machinery, plant or furniture let on hire and also such
income from building where its letting is inseparable from the letting of the said machinery, plant or
furniture, if it is not chargeable to income-tax under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession”.
(iii) Against item 1d, indicate any other income under the head other sources such as winning from lottery,
crossword puzzles etc., income of the nature referred to in section 68, 69, 69A, 69B, 69C or 69D. The
nature of such income is also required to be mentioned.
(iv) Income from owning and maintaining race horses is to be computed separately as loss from owning and
maintaining race horses cannot be adjusted against income from any other source, and can only be carried
forward for set off against similar income in subsequent years.
(v) Item 4 of this Schedule computes the total income chargeable under the head “Income from other sources”.
If balance in item 3c from owning and maintaining race horses is a loss, please enter 0 and enter the total of
item 2.
(g) Schedule-HP,- Following points also need to be clarified,(i) Annual letable value means the amount for which the house property may reasonably be expected to let
from year to year, on a notional basis: Deduction for taxes paid to local authority shall be available only if
the property is in the occupation of a tenant, and such taxes are borne by the assessee and not by the tenant
and have actually been paid during the year.
(ii) Deduction is available for unrealized rent in the case of a let-out property. If such a deduction has been
taken in an earlier assessment year, and such unrealized rent is actually received in the assessment year in
question, the unrealized rent so received is to be shown in item 3a of this Schedule.
(iii) Item 3b of this Schedule relates to enhancement of rent with retrospective effect. Here mention back years’
extra rent received thereon, and claim deduction @ 30% of such arrear rent received.
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(i) Capital gains arising from sale/transfer of different types of capital assets have been segregated. If more
than one capital asset within the same type has been transferred, make the combined computation for all
such assets within the same type.
(ii) If more than one short-term capital asset has been transferred, make the combined computation for all the
assets. Similarly, make the combined computation for all the assets if more than one long-term capital asset
has been transferred.
(iii) For computing long-term capital gain, cost of acquisition and cost of improvement may be indexed, if
required, on the basis of following cost inflation index notified by the Central Government for this purpose.
Sl.No. Financial Year Cost Inflation
Sl.No.
Financial
Cost Inflation
Index
Year
Index
1.
1981-82
100
18.
1998-99
351
2.
1982-83
109
19.
1999-00
389
3.
1983-84
116
20.
2000-01
406
4.
1984-85
125
21.
2001-02
426
5.
1985-86
133
22.
2002-03
447
6.
1986-87
140
23.
2003-04
463
7.
1987-88
150
24.
2004-05
480
8.
1988-89
161
25.
2005-06
497
9.
1989-90
172
26.
2006-07
519
10.
1990-91
182
27.
2007-08
551
11.
1991-92
199
28.
2008-09
582
12.
1992-93
223
29.
2009-10
632
13.
1993-94
244
30.
2010-11
711
14.
1994-95
259
31.
2011-12
785
15.
1995-96
281
32.
2012-13
852
16.
1996-97
305
33.
2013-14
939
34.
2014-15
1024
17.
1997-98
331
35.
2015-16
1081
(iii) Sections 54/54B/54D/54EC/ 54F/54G/54GA provides exemption on capital gains subject to fulfillment of
certain conditions. Exemption under some of these sections is available only in respect of long-term capital
gains. Therefore, please ensure that you are claiming the benefit of any of these sections correctly in
accordance with the provisions of law.
(iv) Item C of this Schedule computes the total of short-term capital gain and long-term capital gain (item A5 +
item B3). Please note that if balance in item B3 in respect of long-term capital gain is a loss, same shall not be
set-off against short-term capital gain. In such situation, the figure of item B3 would be entered as 0 and then
the figures of item A5 be added in item C.
(i) Schedule VC (Voluntary Contribution) contains details of voluntary contributions received. In Part A fill the
details of local receipts and in Part B of foreign contributions by way of voluntary contributions.
(j) Schedule-BP (General and Computation of income),(A) In Schedule BP-General, information relating to business and professions which are of general in nature are to
be provided. For example – nature of business carried on, number of branches, method of accounting adopted
by the taxpayer etc.
(B) Computation of income
(i) The computation in this schedule has to be started on the basis of profit before tax as shown in profit
and loss account.
(ii) In case any item of addition or deduction not covered by the items mentioned in this schedule be filled
in residual items 12 and 16 of this schedule.
(iii) In case, agricultural income to be excluded on the basis of rule 7A, 7B or 7C (in business of growing
and manufacturing tea, coffee etc.), it shall not be included in the item 5c of this schedule.
(iv) In A-21, net profit or loss from business or profession is to be computed, only in special cases, e.g.
business of growing and manufacturing tea, coffee, etc., where rules 7A, 7B or 7C is applicable
otherwise, the figure of profit/ loss as computed is A-22 may be entered.
(v) Item B of this Schedule computes the total of profit and loss form speculative business. Please note
that if balance in item B27 in respect of speculative business is a loss, same shall not be set-off against
profit from non-speculative business. In such situation, only the figures of item A 21 be entered in item
D.
(vi) Item C of this schedule computes the total of profit or loss from specified business or profession.
Please note that if balance in item C33 in respect of specified business is a loss, same shall not be setoff against profit from non-specified business. In such situation, only the figures of item A 21 be
entered in item D.
(k) Schedule-CYLA,(i) Mention only positive incomes of the current year in column 1, head wise, in the relevant rows.
(ii) Mention total current year’s loss (es), if any, from house property, business or profession and other
sources (other than losses from race horses) in the first row against the heading loss to be adjusted
under the respective head. These losses are to be set off against income under other heads in
accordance with the provisions of section 71. The amount set off against the income of respective
heads has to be entered into in columns 2, 3 and 4, in the relevant rows.
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(l)
(m)
(n)
(o)
(p)
(iii) Mention the end-result of the above inter-head set-off(s) in column 5, head wise, in relevant rows.
(iv) Total of loss set off out of columns 2, 3 and 4 have to be entered into row ix.
(v) The losses remaining for set off have to be entered in row x.
Schedule – MAT: Compute the book profit under section 115JB. The tax liability under said section shall be
18.5 per cent of the book profit so computed. The computation should be based on profit and loss account laid at
annual general meeting in accordance with the provisions of section 129 of the Companies Act, 2013. Further,
the computation in this Schedule be based on Form 29B. However, Form 29B is not to be attached with the
return.
Schedule MATC: Credit for MAT paid in assessment years 2006- 2007 and onwards in excess of the normal tax
liability, is allowed to be set off against the normal tax liability of the current assessment year. However, the
credit is restricted to the extent of the normal tax liability for current assessment year exceeds the MAT liability
for that year.
Schedule –AMT,- The assessee is required to fill the details of computation of Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT)
payable under section 115JC (special provisions for payment of tax by certain persons other than a company).
The tax liability under the section shall be 18.5 percent of the adjusted total income computed under the said
section. The computation under this Schedule is to be based on Form No. 29C.
Schedule –AMTC,- Mention the details for computation of tax credit where LLP is subject to Alternate
Minimum Tax and the credit for the same is being carried forward to subsequent assessment years.
Schedule PTI: Fill Income details from business trust or investment fund as per section 115UA, 115UB.
1.
In column 2 of the table, fill the name of business trust or investment fund.
2.
In column 3 of the table, fill the PAN of business trust or investment fund.
3
Against serial number (i), fill amount of income from House property in column number 6 and fill
TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.
4.
Against serial number (ii)(a), fill amount of income from short term capital gain in column number 6
and fill TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.
5.
Against serial number (ii)(b), fill amount of income from Long term capital gain in column number 6
and fill TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.
6.
Against serial number (iii), fill amount of income from other sources in column number 6 and fill
TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.
7.
Against serial number (iv)(a),(b),(c), fill income received from business trust or investment fund
claimed to be exempt under section 10(23FBB), 10(23FD), etc. in column number 6.
(q) Schedule-SI,- Mention the income included in total income which is chargeable to tax at special rates. The codes
for relevant section and special rate of taxes are given in Instruction No. 8 (ii).
(r) Schedule FSI,(i) In this Schedule, fill the details of income, which is already included in total income, accruing or
arising outside India.
(ii) For country code use the International Subscriber Dialing (ISD) code of the country.
(iii) The Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) of the assessee in the country where tax has been paid is
to be filled up. In case TIN has not been allotted in that country, then, passport number should be
mentioned.
(s) Schedule TR,(i) In column (c) mention the tax paid outside India on the income declared in Schedule FSI which will
be the total tax paid under column (c) of schedule FSI in respect of each country.
(ii) In column (d) mention the tax relief available which will be the total tax relief available under column
(e) of schedule FSI in respect of each country.
(iii) The Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) of the assessee in the country where tax has been paid is to
be filled up. In case TIN has not been allotted in that country, then, passport number should be
mentioned.
(iv) Relief claimed under section 90 or section 90A or section 91 is to be filled in the respective columns.
(t) Schedule FA,(i) This schedule is to be filled up by a resident assessee. It need not be filled up by a ‘not ordinarily
resident’ or a ‘non-resident’. Mention the details of foreign bank accounts, financial interest in any
entity, details of immovable property or other assets located outside India. This should also include
details of any account located outside India in which the assessee has signing authority, details of trusts
created outside India in which you are settlor, beneficiary or trustee. Under all the heads mention
income generated/derived from the asset. The amount of income taxable in your hands and offered in
the return is to be filled out under respective columns. Item G includes any other income which has
been derived from any source outside India and which has not been included in the items A to F and
under the head business of profession in the return.
(ii) This schedule is to be filled in all cases where the resident assessee is a beneficial owner, beneficiary or
legal owner. For this purpose,

Beneficial owner in respect of an asset means an individual who has provided, directly or
indirectly, consideration for the asset and where such asset is held for the immediate or future
benefit, direct or indirect, of the individual providing the consideration or any other person.
Beneficiary in respect of an asset means an individual who derives an immediate or future
benefit, directly or indirectly, in respect of the asset and where the consideration for such asset
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has been provided by any person other than such beneficiary.
Where the assessee is both a legal owner and a beneficial owner, mention legal owner in the
column of ownership.
(iii) (A) The peak balance in the bank account during the year is to be filled up after converting the same
into Indian currency.
(B) Financial interest would include, but would not be limited to, any of the following:(1) if the resident assessee is the owner of record or holder of legal title of any financial account,
irrespective of whether he is the beneficiary or not.
(2) if the owner of record or holder of title is one of the following:(i) an agent, nominee, attorney or a person acting in some other capacity on behalf of the
resident assessee with respect to the entity.
(ii) a corporation in which the resident owns, directly or indirectly, any share or voting
power.
(iii) a partnership in which the resident assessee owns, directly or indirectly, an interest in
partnership profits or an interest in partnership capital.
(iv) a trust of which the resident has beneficial or ownership interest.
(v) any other entity in which the resident owns, directly or indirectly, any voting power or
equity interest or assets or interest in profits.
(3) the total investment in col(5) of part (B) has to be filled up as peak investment held during the
year after converting it into Indian currency.
(C) the total investment in col(5) of part (C) has to be filled up as peak investment in immovable
property held during the year after converting it into Indian currency
(D) the total investment in col(5) of part (D) has to be filled up as peak investment (at cost) held
during the year after converting it into Indian currency. Capital Assets include financial assets
which are not included in part (B) but shall not include stock-in-trade and business assets which
are included in the Balance Sheet.
(E) the details of peak balance/investment in the accounts in which you have signing authority and
which has not been included in Part (A) to Part (D) mentioned above has to be filled up as peak
investment/balance held during the year after converting it into Indian currency.
(iv)
For the purpose of this Schedule, the rate of exchange for the calculation of the value in rupees of such
asset situated outside India shall be the telegraphic transfer buying rate of such currency as on the date
of peak balance in the bank account or on the date of investment.
Explanation: For the purposes of this Schedule, "telegraphic transfer buying rate", in relation to a foreign
currency, means the rate or rates of exchange adopted by the State Bank of India constituted under the State
Bank of India Act, 1955 (23 of 1955), for buying such currency, having regard to the guidelines specified
from time to time by the Reserve Bank of India for buying such currency, where such currency is made
available to that bank through a telegraphic transfer.
15. PART B-TI-COMPUTATION OF TOTAL INCOME
(i) In this part the summary of income computed under various heads is to be entered.
(ii) Every entry which have to be filled on basis of Schedules have been crossed referenced and hence doesn’t need
any further clarification.
16. PART B-TTI-COMPUTATION OF TAX LIABILITY ON TOTAL INCOME
(a) In item 2a, fill the details of gross tax liability to be computed at the applicable rate. The tax liability has to be
computed at the rates given as under:(A) In case of a domestic company, @ 30% of the total income;
(B) In a case of a company other than a domestic company –
- @ 50% of on so much of the total income as consist of (a) royalties received from Government or an
Indian concern in pursuance of an agreement made by it with the Government or the Indian concern after
the 31st day of March, 1961 but before the 1 st day of April, 1976; or (b) fees for rendering technical
services received from Government or an Indian concern in pursuance of an agreement made by it with
the Government or the Indian concern after the 29 th day of February, 1964 but before the 1 st day of
April, 1976, and where such agreement has, in either case, been approved by the Central Government;
- @ 30% of the balance
(b) In item 1b and 2f, fill the details of surcharge in case of a domestic company, having total income exceeding
one crore rupees but not exceeding ten crores computed @ 7% of tax and having total income exceeding ten
crore rupees computed @ 12% per cent of the tax arrived upon. Similarly, in the case of foreign companies
the corresponding rate of surcharge would be @ 2% and 5% respectively.
(c) In item No. 4, calculate the education cess including secondary and higher education cess at the rate of three
per cent.
(d) In item 16 please provide details of all savings and current accounts held at any time during the previous year.
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However, details of dormant account i.e. account which is not operational for more than 3 years is not
mandatory. Please quote the IFS code of the bank. Further, enter full bank account number without any special
character like ‘-’, ‘/’, bracket etc. The number should be as per Core Banking Solution (CBS) system of the
Bank. Also indicate the account in which you would like to get your refund credited. This is mandatory even if
your do not claim any refund.
17. VERIFICATION
(a) Please fill up the required information in the Verification. Strike out whatever is not applicable. Please ensure
that the verification has been signed before furnishing the return. Write the designation of the person signing
the return.
(b) Please note that any person making a false statement in the return or the accompanying schedules shall be liable
to be prosecuted under section 277 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and on conviction be punishable under that
section with rigorous imprisonment and with fine.
18. TAX PAYMENTS
(A) In this table, fill the details of payment of advance income-tax and income-tax on self-assessment. The details
of BSR Code of the bank branch (7 digits), date of deposit, challan serial no., and amount paid should be filled
out from the acknowledgement counterfoil.
(B) (i) In this table, fill the details of tax deducted on the basis of TDS certificates (Form No.16A or Form 26QB)
issued by the deductor(s).
(ii) Details of each certificate are to be filled separately in the rows. In case rows provided in these Schedules
are not sufficient, please attach a table in same format.
(iii) It may please be noted that the TDS certificates are not to be annexed with the Return Form.
(iv) In this schedule where tax is deducted u/s 194-IA and details are filled as per Form 26QB, in column (2)
in place of TAN of the Deductor mention PAN of the Buyer and in column (3) mention Name of Buyer
being the Deductor.
(C) In this table, fill the details of tax collected at source on the basis of TCS certificates (Form No. 26) issued by
the Collector. In case rows provided in these Schedules are not sufficient, please attach a table in same format.
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