A comprehensive guide to understanding the ITR-5 Form
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This income tax return is meant for firms, LLPs, AOPs (Association of persons) and BOIs (Body of Individuals).
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From AY 2013-14 onwards in case an assessee who is required to furnish a report of audit under sections 10(23C)(iv), 10(23C)(v), 10(23C)(vi), 10(23C)(via), 10A, 10AA, 12A(1)(b), 44AB, 44DA, 50B, 80-IA, 80-IB, 80-IC, 80-ID, 80JJAA, 80LA, 92E, 115JB or 115VW he shall file the report electronically on or before the date of filing the return of income.
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This form can be used a person being a firm, LLPs, AOP, BOI, artificial juridical person referred to in section 2(31)(vii), cooperative society and local authority.
However, a person who is required to file the return of income under section 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) shall not use this form.
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The Form has been divided into two parts and several schedules:
There are 30 schedules details of which are as under:
Instructions for filling out ITR-5
Sequence for filling out parts and schedules
The Income Tax Department recommends assesses to follow the sequence mentioned below while filling out the income tax return.
This return form can be filed with the Income Tax Department in the following ways:
When the return is filed online, the assessee should print out two copies of ITR-V Form. One copy of ITR-V, duly signed by the assessee, has to be sent by ordinary post to Post Bag No. 1, Electronic City Office, Bengaluru–560100 (Karnataka). The other copy may be retained by the assessee for his record.
A firm whose accounts are liable to audit under section 44AB must compulsorily furnish the return electronically under digital signature.
Note that when the return filed on paper, the acknowledgement slip attached with the return form should be duly filled.
No document (including TDS certificate) should be attached with this return form while filing ITR-5. All such documents enclosed with this Return Form will be detached and returned to the person filing the return. Taxpayers are advised to match the taxes deducted/collected/paid by or on behalf of them with their Tax Credit Statement Form 26AS.
Fill up the required information in the verification document. Strike out whatever is not applicable. Please ensure that the verification has been signed before furnishing the return. Write the designation of the person signing the return.
Please note that any person making a false statement in the return or the accompanying schedules shall be liable to be prosecuted under section 277 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and on conviction be punishable under that section with rigorous imprisonment and with fine.
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