General Instructions

These instructions are guidelines for filling the particulars in this Return Form. In case of any doubt, please refer to relevant provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and the Income-tax Rules, 1962.

1. Assessment Year for which this Return Form is applicable

This Return Form is applicable for assessment year 2016-17 only, i.e., it relates to income earned in Financial Year 2015-16.

2. Who can use this Return Form

This Return Form is to be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2016-17 includes:-

(a) Income from Salary/Pension; or

(b) Income from One House Property (excluding cases where loss is brought forward from previous years); or

(c) Income from Other Sources (excluding winning from lottery and income from Race Horses)

NOTE: Further, in a case where the income of another person like spouse, minor child, etc. is to be clubbed with the income of the assessee, this Return Form can be used only if the income being clubbed falls into the above income categories.

3. Who cannot use this Return Form

This Return Form should not be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2016-17 includes,-

(a)  Income from more than one house property; or

(b)  Income from winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or

(c)  Income under the head “Capital Gains” e.g., short-term capital gains or long-term capital gains from sale of house, plot, shares etc.; or

(d)  Agricultural income in excess of ₹5,000; or

(e)  Income from Business or Profession; or

(f)  Loss under the head ‘Income from other sources’; or

(g)  Person claiming relief under section 90 and!or 91; or

(h)  Any resident having any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India or signing authority in any account located outside India; or

(i) Any resident having income from any source outside India.

4. Annexure-less Return Form

No document (including TDS certificate) should be attached to this Return Form. All such documents enclosed with this Return Form will be detached and returned to the person filing the return.

5. Manner of filing this Return Form

This Return Form can be filed with the Income Tax Department in any of the following ways, –

(i) by furnishing the return in a paper form;

(ii) by furnishing the return electronically under digital signature;

(iii)    by transmitting the data in the return electronically under electronic verification code;

(iv)       by transmitting the data in the return electronically and thereafter submitting the verification of the return in Return Form ITR-V;

Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 5(iv), the assessee should print out two copies of Form ITR-V.

NOTE: One copy of ITR-V, duly signed by the assessee, has to be sent by post to – Post Bag No. 1, Electronic City Office, Bengaluru— 560100, Karnataka. The other copy may be retained by the assessee for his record.

6. Filling out the acknowledgment

Only one copy of this Return Form is required to be filed. Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 5(i), the acknowledgment! ITR-V should be duly filled.

7. Obligation to file return

Every individual whose total income before allowing deductions under Chapter VI-A of the Income-tax Act, exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to income-tax is obligated to furnish his return of income. The deductions under Chapter VI-A are mentioned in Part C of this Return Form. In case of any doubt, please refer to relevant provisions of the Act. The maximum amount not chargeable to income tax in case of different categories of individuals is as follows:-

Sl. No.CategoryAmount (in ₹)
(ii)In case of individuals below the age of 60 years2,50,000
(iii)In case of individuals, being resident in India, who are of the age of 60 years or more at any time during the financial year 2015-163,00,000
(iii)in case of individuals, being resident in India, who are of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the financial year 2015-165,00,000

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