ITR 1 (SAHAJ) Form for Salaried Individuals

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ITR-1
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What is ITR 1?

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

For FY 2019-20, due to COVID-19 the due date for filing ITR has been extended to 30th November 2020 for all taxpayer.
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For FY 2019-20, due to COVID-19 the due date for filing ITR has been extended to 30th November 2020 for all taxpayer.

Up to FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20), it was not mandatory to file Income Tax Return if the total income was less than the basic exemption limit. However, Budget 2019 inserted the seventh proviso to Section 139(1). As per this new provision, if a taxpayer has entered into high-value transactions, it is mandatory to file the ITR even if the total income does not exceed the basic exemption limit. The high-value transactions can be either of the following:

  1. If the taxpayer has deposited more than INR 1 Cr in a current account
  2. If the taxpayer has incurred foreign travel expense of more than INR 2 lacs
  3. Or, if the taxpayer has incurred electricity expense of more than INR 1 lac
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Who can file ITR 1 Form?

Any individual whose total income does not exceed INR 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 Form?

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 to File ITR 1

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

Essential documents:

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Major Changes in ITR 1 for AY 2019-20

  1. The Income Tax Return form for FY 2018-19 is not applicable to an individual who is either a director of a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares
  2. Under Part A, there is an introduction of ‘Pensioners’ checkbox under the ‘Nature of employment’ section.
  3. The Return filed under section has been segregated between normal filing and filed in response to notices.
  4. Segregation of Deductions under salary will into standard deduction, entertainment allowance, and professional tax.
  5. The taxpayers will have to provide income-wise detailed information under the ‘Income from other sources’.
  6. Introduction of a separate column under ‘Income from other sources’ for deduction u/s 57(iia) – in case of family pension income.
  7. Deemed to be let out property’ option now available under ‘Income from house property
  8. Inclusion of Section 80TTB column for senior citizens.

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?

It 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 INR 5000 then you will have to file ITR 2.

Do we have to report exempt LTCG in ITR 1?

Yes, you need to report exempt LTCG in ITR 1 provided it is exempt u/s 10(38). In case you have any taxable LTCG, you can use the other income tax return forms that are applicable. Additionally, it is necessary to e file tax returns if LTCG exceeds INR 2.5L even if your income is below taxable limit.

Is it necessary to add dividend income from mutual funds?

Yes. Dividend income from mutual funds is exempt u/s 10(35). It is shown in the Part D under the head Exempt Income (others).

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