How to File ITR for ICICI Direct?

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Maharshi Shah

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Trading Income

An ICICI Direct Trader has to file ITR based on the income they have from trading in equity, mutual funds, or derivatives. ICICI Direct provides a Tax P&L Report to all its traders aggregating the trading transactions done during the financial year. Using the Tax P&L Report, the trader can determine which ITR Form to file and also determine the applicability of the Tax Audit. If you are an ICICI Direct Trader and looking to file your ITR (Income Tax Return), you can refer to the detailed process below.

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Tax P&L Statement Tabs Explained

ICICI Direct Trading Profit or Loss Statement

ICICI Direct does not provide a consolidated Tax P&L Statement. Hence, you will have to manually download the tax statements for different segments. However, the information mentioned in these statements are explained below:

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Which ITR Form is Applicable for ICICI Direct?

To file ITR is an annual process for ICICI Direct traders. Based on the income situation, the taxpayer needs to file the prescribed ITR Form. The taxpayer should report incomes, calculate and pay taxes, claim TDS Credits, and request a refund for the overpayment of taxes while filing their ITR. The income tax department has notified ITR Forms based on different income situations. To know which ITR Form is applicable to you, use the below calculator. 

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Taxpayers having income from trading need to file ITR-2 or ITR-3 based on the nature of income from trading. In the case of Capital Gains Income, file ITR-2 and in case of Business Income, file ITR-3.

Due Date for Filing ITR for ICICI Direct

Income Tax Return(ITR) filing is done after the completion of a financial year. Due dates for ITR filing are as per section 139 of the income tax act. Due dates for different category of taxpayers are as follows:

Category

Due Date

Individuals to whom audit is not applicable

31st July of the Assessment Year

Companies

30th September of the Assessment Year

Individuals to whom audit is applicable

30th September of the Assessment Year

Individuals/ HUF who are partners in a firm and firm’s accounts are subject to audit

30th September of the Assessment Year

The above due dates can be extended by the IT Department via order.

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Tax Audit Applicability for ITR filing of ICICI Direct

Stock Traders trade in shares, securities, commodities and currency through online trading platforms. Income from trading in Equity Intraday, Equity F&O, Commodity Trading and Currency Trading is considered as a Business Income. Thus, it is important to determine the applicability of Tax Audit as per the provisions of Income Tax Act.

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The limit for turnover under Section 44AB is Rs. 1 Cr. Under Budget 2020, the turnover limit under Section 44AB has been increased from Rs. 1 Cr to Rs. 5 Cr if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. Cash Payments do not exceed 5% of the Total Payments in the financial year
    AND
  2. Cash Receipts do not exceed 5% of the Total Receipts in the financial year
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Calculation of Trading Turnover

Any person having income from trading in shares and securities should report it as income from business and profession. To determine the applicability of Tax Audit as per the Income Tax Act, we should calculate Trading Turnover for such income. It is important to note that tax liability does not depend on Turnover. The trading turnover should be calculated only when the share trading income is considered as a business income and not when it is considered as capital gains income.

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FAQs

How to download the Tax P&L Statement from the ICICI direct portal?

You can download the Tax P&L Statement from the ICICI Direct portal after logging into the portal and navigating through My Account > Statements > Consolidated Portfolio Statement from the dashboard.

Is Trading Turnover the same as Contract Turnover?

No. Trading Turnover is different than Contract Turnover.
Contract Turnover is the sum of the purchase value and sales value. It is not considered for income tax purposes. Trading Turnover or Business Turnover is the absolute profit i.e. sum of positive and negative differences. This turnover is considered to determine the applicability of the tax audit and the applicable ITR form.

I am a trader. Which ITR Form do I need to file for my Income Tax Return?

Taxpayers having income from trading need to file ITR-2 or ITR-3 based on the nature of income from trading. In the case of Capital Gains Income, file ITR-2 and in case of Business Income, file ITR-3.

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