AY 2021-22 ITR 1 SAHAJ Form – Salaried Individuals

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.

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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:

  • Salary / Pension Income.
  • Income from one House Property (If there is a brought forward loss from previous years, ITR-1 cannot be filed).
  • Income from Other Sources (excluding winning from Lottery and Income from racehorses).

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:

  • Income from multiple House Property
  • Income from winnings from lottery or income from racehorses
  • Capital Gains Income (short term and long term Capital Gains from the sale of house, plot, shares, etc.)
  • Agricultural income exceeding INR 5000/-
  • Income from Business and Profession
  • Resident individual having
    • Any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or
    • Signing authority in any account located outside India
  • Individuals claiming relief of Foreign Tax paid or Double Taxation Relief under section 90/90A/91.
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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

Additional Documents

  • Salary Income
    • Form-16 or Salary slips received from your employer and
    • Pension statement/passbook.
  • House/Property Income
    • Address of the property,
    • Co­owner details in case the property is co­owned,
    • In case of house/property loan Interest certificates/repayment certificate from a bank,
    • In case of let out property ­Rent agreement
  • Other sources
    • Savings/current account statements/Passbook
    • Interest certificates for deposits/bonds/NSC
    • PPF account statement/Passbook
    • Dividend warrants/counterfoils
    • Rent agreement in case of let out machinery
    • Details about receipts of any other incomes

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Major Changes in ITR 1 for AY 2021-22

  • Taxpayers are given the option to choose between the old tax regime and the new tax regime
  • Dividend Income has to be added with a quarterly breakdown for accurate calculation of Interest under Section 234C

Major Changes in ITR 1 for AY 2020-21

  • The individual taxpayers who meet the following criteria:
    • Make cash deposits above INR 1 Crore with a bank,
    • Incur expenses above INR 2 Lakh on foreign travel or,
    • Spend above INR 1 Lakh on electricity should also file ITR 1
  • Condition of the individual having income from salaries, one house property, other income, and having total income up to INR 50 Lakh continues
  • Resident individuals owning a single property in joint ownership can also file ITR 1 where the total income is up to INR 50 Lakh
  • Taxpayers should separately disclose the amount of the investment or deposits or payments towards tax saving made from 1 April 2020 until 30th June 2020
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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).

I have no due refund. Do I still have to enter my account details in the return?

Yes, it is mandatory to fill in your bank account details, whether you have refund due or not. This is because it has been noticed that many taxpayers end up paying more than their required tax liability. In such cases, it is important for the Income Tax Department to send refunds within a certain amount of time.

How many returns can I file using the same mobile number and e-Mail address?

You can only file 10 returns using the same e-Mail ID and mobile number.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @TeamQuicko

    Thanks for the blog! Just one quick question - Why do we have to report a quarterly breakdown of Dividend Income under IFOS?

    Thank you!

  2. I had received dividend recently but I had noticed that TDS had been deducted. any idea as to why has it happened and is there a way I can claim this TDS?

  3. Hey @HarshitShah

    After the introduction of Budget 2020, dividend income is now taxable in the hands of the shareholder; and is also subject to TDS at 10% in excess of INR 5000 u/s 194 & 194K. Foreign Dividend is taxable at slab rates. TDS is not applicable to such dividends. The taxpayer should report such income under the head IFOS in the ITR filed on the Income Tax Website.

    Hope this helps!

  4. Hi @ameyj

    The amount of TDS deducted shall reflect in your Form 26AS only and it will also reflect the name of the deductor.
    Using the name of the deductor you can find out on which share you have received the dividend and you can also cross-check the same in your bank statement.

    Yes, you are right, TDS is to be deducted when the dividend paid exceeds 5000 INR in a financial year. However, the 5,000 INR limit pertains to all the dividends an individual gets in a year, or the total dividend per shareholder that a company pays out in a year, is left to interpretation, and hence registrars and share transfer agents (RTA) are not taking any chances and are deducting TDS even on small amounts.

    Hope this helps

  5. Hi @TeamQuicko

    Consider that I have 10 shares each of 10 different Indian companies. Each of the 10 companies are declaring a dividend of INR 100 before the FY ends. Now I will be recieving 1000 as dividend from each company, thereby a total of 10,000.

    The 5,000 dividend limit, is it applicable to each company / total dividend recieved by me in a year. If it is applicable to each company, then I would not attract TDS of 10% for dividend.

    Also pl clarify, how would the company B know that I have got shares of Company A,C,D,E so on…

  6. Hey @Abdul_Kaleem_shah

    As per sec.194 of income tax act, TDS liability will arise when the amount of such dividend or the aggregate of the amounts of such dividend distributed or paid or likely to be distributed or paid during the financial year by the company to the shareholder, exceeds 5000 Rs.

    Here, the term company not includes aggregate companies and hence limit of 5000 Rs. should be applicable to each company.

    Here, you can read below article covering TDS on dividend income:

    Since, it is purely based on interpretation and ambiguous as opinion vary from experts.

  7. Hey @TeamQuicko

    I tried to file ITR-3 via Quicko’s integration with Zerodha. While filing the ITR, I got an option to switch to the New Tax regime to save additional taxes.
    Since I had some turnover from intraday and FnO (speculative/ business), am I eligible to switch to the new regime through Quicko while filing?
    How do I fill the Form 10-IE? If I haven’t filled the form, would the portal preent me from filing returns altogether?
    Also, once I get rebate (if opted for new regime) / pay dues (if opted for old regime), do I need to go through the hassles of replicating it on the new ITR portal (i.e manually answering the schedule sections)?

    Kind regards

  8. Hi @ChinmayB,

    Yes, you can opt for the new tax regime. However, keep in mind in case a taxpayer has business income and they opt for the new tax regime, they can switch to the old tax regime only once.

    If you opt for the new tax regime, you need to file Form 10-IE before filing the ITR

    Here’s how you can file the Form 10-IE

    When filing your ITR through Quicko, you do not need to enter details on the new ITR portal, since Quicko is a ERI (e-return intermediary) registered with the Income Tax Department.

    Note: ITR filing will be enabled on Quicko in the coming week. So stay tuned for more exciting features!

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