ITR-1 (SAHAJ) Form for Salaried Individuals

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Form 16
Form 26AS
Income Tax
ITR Forms & Documents
ITR-1
Salary Income

ITR-1 is the simplest one-page Income Tax Return Form for individuals having income from Salary / Pension, One House Property, and Other Source. It is the basic ITR Form.

31st July
The due date to file ITR-1 for Salaried Individuals.
31st July
The due date to file ITR-1 for Salaried Individuals.

Who can file ITR 1 (SAHAJ)?

Any individual whose total income does not exceed Rs. 50 lakh and includes:

In case the income of a spouse or minor child is clubbed with the taxpayer’s income then they can file it only if their clubbed incomes include the above categories.

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Who can not file ITR-1 (SAHAJ)?

It should not be used by Non-Resident of India (NRI) and the individuals whose total income includes:

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List of Documents Required

Before you start working on your ITR, you should have the following documents handy:

Essential documents:

Additional Documents

How to file ITR-1?
Taxpayer can file ITR-1 online from Income Tax e-Filing Portal.
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How to file ITR-1?
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Sample Form

Sample ITR-1 Sahaj
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FAQs

Can Non-Resident of India (NRI) file ITR-1?

No. NRI can file any other ITR form depending upon the source of income earned by them in India. ITR-1 can only be filed by an Ordinary Resident of India.

Do I need to submit supporting documents along with ITR-1?

ITR-1 is an annexure less form. Hence no need to send any supporting documents to the IT Department.

Can I file ITR-1 if I have multiple Form 16?

Yes. Any resident individual who has earned income from salary during the financial year can file ITR-1. Change in employment does not affect the ITR form type.

Can I file ITR-1 without Form 16?

Yes. A taxpayer can file ITR-1 without Form 16. However, he needs to calculate his taxable salary income for a financial year while filing ITR.

Is it mandatory to provide bank account details in Income Tax Return?

Yes. It is mandatory to provide active bank account details. You are also required to select one account as your primary account. Since your refund will be directly issued to your Bank Account vis ECS.

Can I file a return after the Due Date?

Yes. You can file a ‘Belated Return’ after the due date. You can file a belated return before the end of Assessment Year or before the completion of the assessment whichever is earlier. Late filing fees as per section 234F will also be levied.

Can I file exempt income in ITR-1?

Yes, you can file exempt income in ITR-1. However, if agriculture income exceeds Rs. 5000 then you will have to file ITR-2.

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