CBDT issues guidelines for filling ITR-1 SAHAJ for AY 2018-19

CBDT issues guidelines for filling ITR-1 SAHAJ for AY 2018-19

 General Instructions

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.

Assessment Year for which this Return Form is applicable

 This Return Form is applicable for assessment year 2018-19 only, i.e., it relates to income earned in Financial Year 2017-18.

Who can use this Return Form

 This Return Form is to be used by an individual who is a resident other than not ordinarily resident and whose total income for the assessment year 2018-19 includes:-

  • Income from Salary/ Pension; or
  • Income from One House Property (excluding cases where there is brought forward loss or loss to be carried forward from previous year); or
  • 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.

Who cannot use this Return Form

This Return Form should not be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2018-19 exceeds Rs.50 lakh or includes,-

  • Income from more than one house property and where there is brought forward loss or loss to be carried forward from previous year; or
  • Income from winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or
  • Income taxable under section 115BBDA; or
  • Income of the nature referred to in section 115BBE; or
  • 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
  • Income to be apportioned in accordance with provisions of Section
  • Agricultural income in excess of Rs. 5,000; or
  • Income from Business or Profession; or
  • Loss under the head ‘Income from other sources’; or
  • Person claiming relief under section 90 and/or 91; or
  • Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India; or
  • Any resident having income from any source outside India; or
  • In case the income is to be apportioned in accordance with provisions of section

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.

Manner of filing this Return Form

 This Return Form can be filed with the Income Tax Department in any of the following ways,:-

  • by furnishing the return in a paper form;
  • by furnishing the return electronically under digital signature;
  • by transmitting the data in the return electronically under electronic verification code;
  • by transmitting the data in the return electronically and thereafter submitting the verification of the return in Return Form ITR-V;

NOTE:

Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 4th point , 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 post to – Post Bag No. 1, Electronic City Office, Bengaluru— 560500, Karnataka. The other copy may be retained by the assessee for his record.

Only the following persons have an option to file return in paper form:-

  • an individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year; or
  • an individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and no refund is claimed in the return of

Filling out the acknowledgment

Only one copy of this Return Form is required to be filed. Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 5(i), the acknowledgment/ ITR-V should be duly filled.

Obligation to file return

Every individual whose total income before allowing deductions under  Chapter VI-A of the Income-tax Act, exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to income-tax is obligated to furnish his return of income. The deductions under Chapter VI-A are to be mentioned in Part C of this Return Form. In case of any doubt, please refer to relevant provisions of the Act. The maximum amount not chargeable to income tax in case of different categories of individuals is as follows:-

Sl. No. Category Amount (in Rs.)
(i) In case of individuals below the age of 60 years 2,50,000
(ii) In case of individuals, being resident in India, who are  of the age of 60 years or more at any time during the

previous year 2017-18

 

3,00,000

(iii) in case of individuals, being resident in India, who are of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the

previous year 2017-18

 

5,00,000

Click here to download the guidelines issued by CBDT. This guideline also include Item by Item Instructions for filing XML.

Click here to download the ITR form

Instructions for filing ITR for AY 2018-19 | FY 17-18









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