Before you start filing your Income Tax Return – ITR, you need to know Which ITR form number to fill. Income tax department issues the ITR forms based on:
- The Type of Taxpayer,
- Source of Income earned by the taxpayer.
These ITR Forms will be applicable for a particular financial year. Hence one needs to select the correct ITR Form before filing it.
What are the different ITR Forms?
Although the Income Tax Department (ITD) has prescribed 7 different ITR form number, taxpayers have to choose the one which is applicable to them.
Following ITR Forms are prescribed for Individuals (Non-corporate assessees):
|ITR 1||The most basic ITR form for individuals having income up to Rs. 50,00,000 from or income from salary/pension, one house property, and interest.|
|ITR 2||For individuals/HUF having income from salary/pension, multiple house property, capital gains, interest, and partner’s income from the partnership firm.|
|ITR 3||For individuals/HUF having income from salary/pension, multiple house property, capital gains, interest, and income from proprietary business or profession.|
|ITR 4||For individuals/HUF/Partnership firms having income from presumptive business or profession, salary/pension, one house property, and interest up to Rs. 50,00,000.|
Following ITR Forms are prescribed for corporate assesses:
|ITR-5||For firms, an association of persons (AOP), Body of Individuals (BOI), co-operative societies, and local authorities.|
|ITR-6||For companies claim that do not claim an exemption under section 11 (such as a charitable or religious trust).|
|ITR-7||For trusts, political parties, scientific research organizations, colleges, and universities.|
Know Which ITR Form you are Required to Fill
You need to file ITR-1 if you have only earned a salary income during the year. However, if the salary earned during the year is more than INR 50 lacs then you need to file Income Tax Return Form 2.
Income Tax Return 2 form is applicable if the taxpayer has rental income from 2 properties and interest income.
Even though agriculture income is an exempt income. You need to file Income Tax Return 2. Since ITR-1 cannot be filed if agriculture income exceeds INR 5,000.
A freelancer can file ITR-4 or ITR-3 depending on turnover and profit from business/ profession.
Stock Market trader can file ITR-3 or ITR-4 depending on type of trading, turnover and profit from trading activities.
Thanks for the blog! Just one quick question - Why do we have to report a quarterly breakdown of Dividend Income under IFOS?
This quarterly breakdown of Dividend Income under IFOS will help to calculate and determine penalty u/s 234C for the delay in payment of Advance Tax.
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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?
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.
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Yes, dividend income is now taxable from FY 2021-22 onwards and it has to be reported under the head of IFOS.
You can read more about it here:
You need to pay Income tax on the net taxable income, i.e. after subtracting deductions, expenses, etc.
If the net taxable income is negative i.e. if there is loss, you can carry it forward when filing the ITR
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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.
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You can submit a grievance on Income Tax Portal mentioning the issue and also attach the 26AS.
The other option is to leave it as it is and clarify it when the tax department sends the notice.
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…
@Saad_C @Laxmi_Navlani @Divya_Singhvi @Kaushal_Soni @AkashJhaveri can you help with this?
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