Instructions to Form ITR-2 (AY 2017-18)

Instructions for filling out FORM ITR-2

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 2017-18 only, i.e., it relates to income earned in Financial Year 2016-17.

2. Who can use this Return Form?

This Return Form is to be used by an individual or an Hindu Undivided Family who is not eligible to file Sahaj ITR-1 and whose income chargeable to income-tax under the head “Profits or gains of business or profession” is in the nature of interest, salary, bonus, commission or remuneration, by whatever name called, due to, or received by him from a partnership firm.

3. Who cannot use this Return Form?

This Return Form should not be used by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2017-18 includes Income from Business or Profession under any proprietorship.

4. 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 electronically under digital signature;

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

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

Tax-payers are advised to match the taxes deducted/collected/paid by or on behalf of them with their Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS). (Please refer to www.incometaxindia.gov.in)

5. Filling out the acknowledgement

Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 4(iii), the acknowledgement should be duly filled in ITR-V. The assessee should print out two copies of Form ITR-V. 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.

6. Columns under Filing status

Under the heading ‘Filing Status’ in the Return Form the relevant box needs to be checked regarding section under
which the return is being filed on the basis of following.

SI. No.

How the return is filed

i

On or before the due date as provided under section 139(1)

ii

After the due date under section 139(1) but before the expiry of one year from the end of relevant assessment year as per section 139(4)

iii

Revised Return under section 139(5)

iv

Modified return under section 92CD to give effect to advance pricing agreement entered with the Board

v

In response to notice under section 139(9) for removal of defects

vi

In response to notice under section 142(1)

vii

 In response to notice under section 148

viii

In response to notice under section 153A/153C

ix

Under section 119(2)(b) on an application to be made separately before the income-tax authority

(The return shall be treated as valid only after the application/claim/relief under section 119(2)(b) has been admitted by the income-tax authority

If the assessee is governed by Portuguese Civil Code under section 5A of the Income-tax Act, schedule 5A is required to be filled out. Schedules relating to different heads of income should be filled out. However, while filling part B-TI (computation of total income) you should apportion the income (other than income from salary) and enter only your share of income under different heads. The balance share of income should be entered in the return of income of the spouse under respective heads.

7. Obligation to file return

Every individual or HUF 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 maximum amount not chargeable to income tax in case of different categories of individuals is as follows:-

Si. No. Category Amount (in Rs.)
i. In case of individuals below the age of 60 years 250000
ii. In case of Individuals, resident in India, who are the age of 60 years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year 2016- 2017 300000
iii. In case of Individuals, resident in India, who are the age of 80 years or more at any time during the financial year 2016- 2017 500000

8. SCHEME OF THE LAW– Before filling out the form, you are advised to read the following-

(1) Computation of total income

(a) “Previous year” is the financial year (1st April to the following 31st March) during which the income in question has been earned. “Assessment Year” is the financial year immediately following the previous year.

(b) Total income is to be computed as follows, in the following order:

(i) Classify all items of income under the following heads of income-
(A) Salaries; (B) “Income from house property”; (C) “Profit and gains from business or profession” (by way of salary, interest, commission, etc., from the firm in which the assessee is partner); (D) “Capital gains”; and
(E) “Income from other sources”. [There may be no income under one or more of the heads at (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E)].

(ii) Compute taxable income of the current year (i.e., the previous year) under each head of income separately in the Schedules which have been structured so as to help you in making these computations as per provisions of the Income-tax Act. These statutory provisions decide what is to be included in your income, what you can claim as an expenditure or allowance and how much, and also what you cannot claim as an expenditure/allowance.

(iii) Set off current year’s head wise loss(es) against current year’s head wise income(s) as per procedures prescribed by the law. A separate Schedule is provided for such set-off.

(iv) Set off, as per procedures prescribed by the law, loss(es) and/or allowance(s) of earlier assessment year(s) brought forward. Also, compute loss(es) and/or allowance(s) that could be set off in future and is (are) to be carried forward as per procedures prescribed by the law. Separate Schedules are provided for this.

(v) Aggregate the head wise end-results as available after (iv) above; this will give you “gross total income”.

(vi) From gross total income, subtract, as per procedures prescribed by the law, “deductions” mentioned in Chapter VIA of the Income-tax Act. The result will be the total income. Besides, calculate agricultural income for rate purposes.

(2) Computation of income-tax, surcharge, education cess including secondary and higher education cess and interest in respect of income chargeable to tax

(a) Compute income-tax payable on the total income. Special rates of tax are applicable to some specified items. Include agricultural income, as prescribed, for rate purposes, in the tax computation procedure.

(b) If income includes income of the nature referred to in section 115BBE, surcharge @25% on such income is chargeable. If total income exceeds Rs. 1 crore, calculate surcharge on (total income minus income chargeable u/s 115BBE) at the rate of15%.

(c) Add Education cess including secondary and higher education cess as prescribed on the tax payable and surcharge thereon.

(d) Claim relief(s) as prescribed by the law, on account of arrears or advances of salary received during the year or of double taxation and calculate balance tax payable.

(e) Add interest payable as prescribed by the law to reach total tax, and interest payable.

(f) Deduct the amount of prepaid taxes, if any, like “tax deducted at source”, “tax collected at source”, “advance-tax” and “self-assessment-tax”. The result will be the tax payable (or refundable).

9. SCHEME OF THE FORM

The Scheme of this form follows the scheme of the law as outlined above in its basic form. The Form has been divided into two parts. It also has twenty work tables (referred to as ‘schedules’). The details of these parts and the schedules are as under:-

(i) The first part, i.e., Part-A mainly seeks general information requiring identificatory and other data.

(ii) The second part, i.e. Part-B is regarding an outline of the total income and tax computation in respect of income chargeable to tax.

(iii) After Part-B, there is a space for a statutory verification which is mandatory in case the return is furnished in paper form.

(iv) On page 3, there are details to be filled if the return has been prepared by a Tax Return Preparer.

(v) On page 3 and 4, there is statement of tax payments on account of advance tax and self-assessment tax, tax deducted at source from salary, tax deducted at source on income other than salary and tax collected at source as per Form 27D issued by collector(s) are to be filled.

(vi) There are 20 Schedules details of which are as under-

(a) Schedule-S: Computation of income under the head Salaries.

(b) Schedule-HP: Computation of income under the head Income from House Property

(c) Schedule-IF: Information regarding partnership firms in which assessee is a partner

(d) Schedule-BP: Computation of income under the head “profit and gains from business or profession” (income by way of salary, interest etc. from firms in which assessee is a partner)

(e) Schedule-CG: Computation of income under the head Capital gains.

(f) Schedule-OS: Computation of income under the head Income from other sources.

(g) Schedule-CYLA: Statement of income after set off of current year’s losses

(h) Schedule-BFLA: Statement of income after set off of unabsorbed loss brought forward from earlier years.

(i) Schedule- CFL: Statement of losses to be carried forward to future years.

(j) Schedule-VI-A: Statement of deductions (from total income) under Chapter VIA.

(k) Schedule 80G: Statement of donations entitled for deduction under section 80G.

(l) Schedule SPI: Statement of income arising to spouse/ minor child/ son’s wife or any other person or association of persons to be included in the income of assessee in Schedules-HP, BP, CG and OS.

(m) Schedule-SI: Statement of income which is chargeable to tax at special rates

(n) Schedule-EI: Statement of Income not included in total income (exempt incomes)

(o) Schedule-PTI: Statement of income from Business Trust or Investment Fund as per section 115UA, 115UB.

(p) Schedule-FSI: Statement of income accruing or arising outside India.

(q) Schedule- TR: Statement of tax relief claimed under section 90 or section 90A or section 91.

(r) Schedule- FA: Statement of your Foreign Assets and Income

(s) Schedule-5A: Statement of apportionment of income between spouses governed by Portuguese Civil Code.

(t) Schedule-AL: Statement of your Asset and Liability at the end of the year. It is mandatory if your total income exceeds Rs. 50 lakh.

10. GUIDANCE FOR FILLING OUT PARTS AND SCHEDULES

(1) General

(i) All items must be filled in the manner indicated therein; otherwise the return maybe liable to be held defective or even invalid.

(ii) If any item is inapplicable, write “NA” against that item.

(iii) Write “Nil” to denote nil figures.

(iv) Except as provided in the form, for a negative figure/ figure of loss, write “-” before such figure.

(v) All figures should be rounded off to the nearest one rupee. However, the figures for total income/ loss and tax payable be finally rounded off to the nearest multiple of ten rupees.

(2) Sequence for filling out parts and schedules

You are advised to follow the following sequence in filling in the sheets;

(i) Part A- General on page 1.

(ii) Schedules

(iii) Part B-TI and Part B-TTI

(iv) Verification

(v) Details relating to TRP and counter signature of TRP if return is prepared by him.

11. PART A-GEN

Most of the details to be filled out in Part A-Gen of this form are self-explanatory. However, some of the details mentioned below are to be filled out as explained hereunder:-
(a) Taxpayers are advised to mandatorily fill up the address columns carefully and provide correct information. Similarly status column needs to be filled mandatorily.

(b) Tax payers are advised to furnish their correct mobile number and e-mail address so as to facilitate the Department in sending updates relating to demand, refund etc. In case a return is filed by an intermediary/professional, the email address of the intermediary as well as the assessee may be provided.

(c) In case of an individual, for “employer category”, Government category will include Central Government/
State Governments employees. PSU category will include public sector companies of Central Government and State Government;

(d) The sections under which the return is filed be filled are given in point No.6 of this instruction.

(e) In case the return is being filed by you in a representative capacity, please ensure to quote your PAN in item “PAN of the representative assessee”. In case the PAN of the person being represented is not known or he has not got a PAN in India, the item for PAN in the first line of the return may be left blank. It may please be noted that in the first line of this form, the name of the person being represented be filled.

(f) Fill your 12 digit Aadhaar Number. In case, Aadhaar not allotted but applied for Aadhaar enter Aadhaar Enrolment Id. Filling of the said field is mandatory w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

12. SCHEDULES

(a) Schedule-S- In case there were more than one employer during the year, please give the details of the last employer. Further, in case, there were more than one employer simultaneously during the year, please furnish the details of the employer from whom you have got more salary. Fill the details of salary as given in TDS certificate(s) (Form 16) issued by the employer(s). However, if the income has not been computed correctly in Form No. 16, please make the correct computation and fill the same in this item. Further, in case there were more than one employer during the year, please furnish in this item the details in respect of total salaries from various employers. In the case of salaried employees, perquisites have to be valued by the employee in accordance with the notification No. SO. 3245(E) dated 18.12.2009, for the purposes of including the same in their salary income.

(b) Schedule-HP,-In case, a single house property is owned by the assessee, which is self-occupied and interest paid on the loan taken for the house property is to be claimed as a deduction. This schedule needs to be filled up. The information relating to the percentage of share of the assessee in the co-owned property is mandatory. In case of part ownership of property, the figure of annual value or rent receivable/received in row ‘a’ should be for whole of the property and only after computation of annual value in row ‘e’ the portion chargeable in own hands should be computed in row ‘f’ by multiplying such annual value with assessee’s percentage share in the property. In case the property is co-owned then the assessee needs to furnish the name of the co-owner, PAN and percentage of share of the other co-owner (s) in the property. If there are two or more than two house properties, fill out the details for each properties in this Schedule. The results of all the properties have to be filled in last row of this Schedule. Following points also need to be clarified,-

(i) Annual let-able value means the amount for which the house property may reasonably be expected to let from year to year, on a notional basis: Deduction for taxes paid to local authority shall be available only if the property is in the occupation of a tenant, and such taxes are borne by the assessee and not by the tenant and have actually been paid during the year.

(ii) In case of self-occupied property ‘1f’ shall be nil and interest payable on borrowed capital under ‘1h’ shall be limited to Rs. 2,00,000/-.

(iii) In item 3a, arrears of rent received and the amount of unrealised rent realised subsequently are to be mentioned after deduction @30% of such arrears of rent and unrealised rent realised.

(c) Schedule-IF,-

(i) This Schedule is to be filled if you are a partner in a firm. Details of each firm in which you are partner are to be provided.

(ii) In column (i) of the Schedule, furnish the amount of share in the profit of the firm (amount of profit) as computed in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act in case of the firm. Such share is exempt from tax in hands of the partner.

(iii) In column (ii), please furnish the amount of capital balance (including the capital on which you are entitled for an interest) in the firm in which you are partner.

(d) Schedule-BP,-

(i) The details of the salary, bonus, commission, remuneration or interest received by you from the firms in which you are partner (filled in Schedule-IF are to be filled in this Schedule).

(ii) The expenses, if any, relating to earning of such income (which have not been deducted while computing such income) shall be filled in column v of this Schedule.

(e) Schedule-CG,-

(i) Capital gains arising from sale/transfer of different types of capital assets have been segregated. If more than one capital asset within the same type has been transferred, make the combined computation for all such assets within the same type. Under short-term capital gains items 3 and 4 are not applicable for residents. Similarly, under long-term capital gains items 4, 5 and 6 are not applicable for residents.

(ii) For computing long-term capital gain, cost of acquisition and cost of improvement may be indexed, if required, on the basis of following cost inflation index notified by the Central Government for this purpose.

Si. No.

Financial Year Cost Inflation
Index
Si. No. Financial
Year

Cost Inflation
Index

1.

1981-82 100 18. 1998-99

351

2.

1982-83 109 19. 1999-00

389

3.

1983-84 116 20. 2000-01

406

4.

1984-85 125 21. 2001-02

426

5.

1985-86

133

22.

2002-03

447

6.

1986-87

140 23. 2003-04

463

7.

1987-88

150 24. 2004-05

480

8.

1988-89

161 25. 2005-06

497

9.

1989-90

172 26. 2006-07

519

10.

1990-91

182 27. 2007-08

551

11.

1991-92

199 28. 2008-09

582

12.

1992-93

223 29. 2009-10

632

13.

1993-94

244 30. 2010-11

711

14.

1994-95

259 31. 2011-12

785

15.

1995-96

281 32. 2012-13

852

16.

1996-97

305 33. 2013-14

939

17.

1997-98

331 34. 2014-15

1024

35.

201 5-16

1081 36. 2016-17

1125

(iii) Sections 54/ 54B/ 54EC/ 54EE/ 54F/54GB/115F mentioned in this schedule provide exemption on capital gains subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. Exemption under some of these sections is available only in respect of long-term capital gains. If any deduction is claimed details in item D to be provided. In case of claim of deduction u/s 54GB, PAN of the eligible company is to be provided.

(iv) Item C of this Schedule computes the total of short-term capital gain and long-term capital gain. Please note that if balance in item B10 in respect of long-term capital gain is a loss, same shall not be set-off against short-term capital gain. In such situation, the figure of item B10 would be entered as 0 and then the figures of item A8 be added in item C.

(iv) Item E of this Schedule provides for set off of current year capital losses with current year capital gains. The schedule separates different category of capital gains (long-term and short-term) into different baskets according to rate at which the same is chargeable to tax. The applicable rate implies the rate of tax at which the normal income of the assessee is otherwise taxable. The figures in column 1 list out the categories of capital gains against which capital loss will be set off. Similarly figures in row ‘i’ provides for different categories of capital losses which will be set off against capital gains in column 1. The figures in row ‘i’ and column ‘1’ will be derived from addition of different fields of schedule CG as indicated. For example if (A2e + A3a) represents a negative figure it will be filled in cell ‘2i’ and if it is a positive figure it will be filled in cell ‘1ii’. The assessee may set off the capital loss of row ‘i’ with any category of capital gains in column ‘1’ except that the long-term capital loss can only be adjusted with any long-term capital gains and the amount of such set off has to be entered into in the relevant rows of columns 2 to 6.

(f) Schedule-OS,-

(i) Against item 1a and 1b, enter the details of gross income by way of dividend and interest which is not exempt.

(ii) Against item 1c, indicate the gross income from machinery, plant or furniture let on hire and also such income from building where its letting is inseparable from the letting of the said machinery, plant or furniture, if it is not chargeable to income-tax under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession”.

(iii) Against item 1d, indicate any other income under the head other sources such as winning from lottery, crossword puzzles etc., income of the nature referred to in section 68, 69, 69A, 69B, 69C or 69D. The nature of such income is also required to be mentioned.

(iv) Income from owning and maintaining race horses is to be computed separately as loss from owning and maintaining race horses cannot be adjusted against income from any other source, and can only be carried forward for set off against similar income in subsequent years.

(v) Item 4 of this Schedule computes the total income chargeable under the head “Income from other sources”. If balance in item 3c from owning and maintaining race horses is a loss, please enter 0 and enter the total of item 2.

(g) Schedule-CYLA,-

(i) Mention only positive incomes of the current year in column 1, headwise, in the relevant rows.

(ii) Mention total current year’s loss(es), if any, from house property, business or profession and other sources (other than losses from race horses) in the first row against ‘loss to be set off’. These losses are to be set off against income under other heads in accordance with the provisions of section 71. The amount set off against the income of respective heads has to be entered into in columns 2, 3 and 4, in the relevant rows.

(iii) Mention the end-result of the above inter-head set-off(s) in column 5, headwise, in relevant rows.

(iv) Total of loss set off out of columns 2, 3 and 4 have to be entered in row xii.

(v) The losses remaining for set off have to be entered in row xiii.

(h) Schedule-BFLA,-

(i) Mention only positive incomes of the current year (after set-off of loss in Schedule-CYLA in column 1, head wise in relevant rows.

(ii) the amount of brought forward losses which may be set off are to be entered in column 2 in respective rows except under the head ‘Salary’ where no loss could be brought forward. Brought forward short-term capital loss can be adjusted under any item of short-term or long-term capital gains. Brought forward long-term capital loss can be adjusted under any item of long-term capital gains.

(iii) The end result of the set off will be entered in column 3 in respective heads. The total of column 3 shall be entered in row xii which shall give the amount of gross total income.

(iv) The total amount of brought forward losses set off during the year shall be entered in column 2 of row xi.

(i) Schedule-CFL,-

(i) In this Schedule, the summary of losses carried from earlier years, set off during the year and to be carried forward for set off against income of future years is to be entered.

(ii) The losses under the head “house property”, ‘profit and gains of business or profession” short term capital loss and long term capital loss, losses from other sources (other than losses from race horses) are allowed to be carried forward for 8 years. However, loss from owning and maintaining race horses can be carried forward only for 4 assessment years.

(j) Schedule-VI-A,- The total of the deductions allowable is limited to the amount of gross total income. For details of deductions allowable, the provisions of the Chapter VI-A may kindly be referred to. Details of deductions which are available to an individual/ HUF not carrying out any business or profession are as under:-

(i) Section 80C (Some of the major items for deduction under this section are- amount paid or deposited towards life insurance, contribution to Provident Fund set up by the Government, recognised Provident Fund, contribution by the assessee to an approved superannuation fund, subscription to National Savings Certificates, tuition fees, payment/ repayment for purposes of purchase or construction of a residential house and many other investments)(for full list, please refer to section 80C of the Income-tax Act) (Please note that as provided in section 80CCE, aggregate amount of deduction under section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD shall not exceed one lakh and fifty thousand rupees).

(ii) Section 80CCC (Deduction in respect of contributions to certain pension funds).

(iii) Section 80CCD(1) (Deduction in respect of assessee’s contributions to pension scheme of Central Government). Section 80CCD(1B) (Deduction in respect of the deposit under a pension scheme notified by Central Government). Section 80CCD(2) (Deduction in respect of employer’s contributions to pension scheme by Central Government).

(iv) Section 80CCG (Deduction in respect of investment made under an equity savings scheme).

(v) Section 80D (Deduction in respect of Medical Insurance Premium and contributions to CGHS).

(vi) Section 80DD (Deduction in respect of maintenance including medical treatment of dependent who is a person with disability)

(vii) Section 80DDB (Deduction in respect of medical treatment of specified disease, etc.)

(viii) Section 80E (Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for higher education)

(ix) Section 80EE (Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken by an individual for residential house property subject to the conditions specified – limited to ₹50,000/- )

(x) Section 80G (Deduction in respect of donations to certain funds, charitable institutions, etc.)

(xi) Section 80GG (Deduction in respect of rents paid)

(xii) Section 80GGA (Deduction in respect of certain donations for scientific research or rural development). This deduction is not allowable in case where the gross total income includes income under the head “Profit and gains from business or profession” i.e. if any income is shown in schedule BP

(xiii) Section 80GGC (Deduction in respect of contributions given by any person to political parties);

(xiv) Section 80QQB (Deduction in respect of royalty income, etc., of authors of certain books other than text books)

(xv) Section 80RRB (Deduction in respect of royalty on patents)

(xvi) Section 80TTA (Deduction in respect of interest on deposit in savings account)

(xvii) Section 80U (Deduction in case of a person with disability)

(k) Schedule-80G,-Mention the details of donations entitled for deduction under section 80G.

Donations entitled for deductions have been divided in four categories, namely:

(A) Donations entitled for 100% deduction without qualifying limit

(B) Donations entitled for 50% deduction without qualifying limit

(C) Donations entitled for 100 % deduction subject to qualifying limit

(D) Donations entitled for 50% deduction subject to qualifying limit

(l) Schedule-SPI,-

(i) Furnish the details of income of spouse, minor child, etc., if to be included in your income in accordance with provisions of Chapter V of the Income-tax Act.

(ii) The income entered into this Schedule has to be included in the respective head.

(iii) Section 10(32) provides exemption to extent of Rs. 1,500/- in respect of minor’s income for the purpose of clubbing. Therefore, exclude Rs. 1,500/- from the income of the minor while clubbing the income of the minor in the respective head. However, if income of the minor is to be clubbed in various heads, total exclusion should not exceed Rs. 1,500/-.

(m) Schedule-SI,- Mention the income included in Schedule-CG and Schedule-OS which is chargeable to tax at special rates. Such income will be taken from the appropriate columns in schedule BFLA/CYLA or schedule OS as indicated.

(n) Schedule-EI,-

(i) Furnish the details of income like agriculture income, interest, dividend, etc. which is exempt from tax. The details may be filled on cash basis unless there is any provision/ requirement to declare them on accrual basis.

(ii) Under column 4, Gross agricultural income, other than income under rule 7A (rubber), rule 7B (coffee), rule 8 (tea), is to be filled. Expenses and brought forward losses in the manner provided as per part IV of First Schedule of the relevant Finance Act may be claimed from Gross agricultural income. Losses under this head may be carried forward and set-off against agricultural income of subsequent assessment years as per above-referred Schedule. forward and set-off against agricultural income of subsequent assessment years as per above-referred Schedule.

(o) Schedule PTI,– Fill Income details from business trust or investment fund as per section 115UA, 115UB.

1. In column 2 of the table, fill the name of business trust or investment fund.

2. In column 3 of the table, fill the PAN of business trust or investment fund.

3 Against serial number (i), fill amount of income from House property in column number 6 and fill TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.

4. Against serial number (ii)(a), fill amount of income from short term capital gain in column number 6 and fill TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.

5. Against serial number (ii)(b), fill amount of income from Long term capital gain in column number 6 and fill TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.

6. Against serial number (iii), fill amount of income from other sources in column number 6 and fill TDS on such amount, if any, in column number 7.

7. Against serial number (iv)(a),(b),(c), fill income received from business trust or investment fund claimed to be exempt under section 10(23FBB), 10(23FD), etc. in column number 6

(p) Schedule FSI,-

(i) In this Schedule, fill the details of income, which is already included in total income, accruing or arising outside India.

(ii) For country code use the International Subscriber Dialing (ISD) code of the country.

(iii) The Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) of the assessee in the country where tax has been paid is to be filled up. In case TIN has not been allotted in that country, then, passport number should be mentioned.

(q) Schedule TR, –

(i) In column (c) mention the tax paid outside India on the income declared in Schedule FSI which will be the total tax paid under column (c) of schedule FSI in respect of each country

(ii) In column (d) mention the tax relief available which will be the total tax relief available under column (e) of schedule FSI in respect of each country.

(iii) For country code use the ISD code of the country.

(iv) The Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) of the assessee in the country where tax has been paid is to be filled up. In case TIN has not been allotted in that country, then, passport number should be mentioned.

(v) Relief claimed under section 90 or section 90A or section 91 is to be filled in the respective columns.

(r) Schedule FA,-

(i) This schedule is to be filled up by a resident assessee. It need not be filled up by a ‘not ordinarily resident’ or a ‘non-resident’. Mention the details of foreign bank accounts, financial interest in any entity, details of immovable property or other assets located outside India. This should also include details of any account located outside India in which the assessee has signing authority, details of trusts created outside India in which you are settlor, beneficiary or trustee. Under all the heads mention income generated/derived from the asset. The amount of income taxable in your hands and offered in the return is to be filled out under respective columns. Item G includes any other income which has been derived from any source outside India and which has not been included in the items A to F and under the head business of profession in the return.

(ii) This schedule is to be filled in all cases where the resident assessee is a beneficial owner, beneficiary or legal owner. For this purpose,-

  • Beneficial owner in respect of an asset means an individual who has provided, directly or indirectly, consideration for the asset and where such asset is held for the immediate or future benefit, direct or indirect, of the individual providing the consideration or any other person.
  • Beneficiary in respect of an asset means an individual who derives an immediate or future
    benefit, directly or indirectly, in respect of the asset and where the consideration for such asset has been provided by any person other than such beneficiary.

Where the assessee is both a legal owner and a beneficial owner, mention legal owner in the column of ownership.

(iii) (A) The peak balance in the bank account during the year is to be filled up after converting the same into Indian currency.

(B) Financial interest would include, but would not be limited to, any of the following:-

(1) if the resident assessee is the owner of record or holder of legal title of any financial account, irrespective of whether he is the beneficiary or not.

(2) if the owner of record or holder of title is one of the following:-

(i) an agent, nominee, attorney or a person acting in some other capacity on behalf of the resident assessee with respect to the entity.

(ii) a corporation in which the resident owns, directly or indirectly, any share or voting power.

(iii) a partnership in which the resident assessee owns, directly or indirectly, an interest in
partnership profits or an interest in partnership capital.

(iv) a trust of which the resident has beneficial or ownership interest.

(v) any other entity in which the resident owns, directly or indirectly, any voting power or equity interest or assets or interest in profits.
(3) the total investment in col(5) of part (B) has to be filled up as investment at cost held during the year after converting it into Indian currency.

(C) the total investment in col(5) of part (C) has to be filled up as investment at cost in immovable property held during the year after converting it into Indian currency.

(D) the total investment in col(5) of part (D) has to be filled up as peak investment (at cost) held during the year after converting it into Indian currency. Capital Assets include financial assets which are not included in part (B) but shall not include stock-in-trade and business assets which are included in the Balance Sheet.

(E) the details of peak balance/investment in the accounts in which you have signing authority and which has not been included in Part (A) to Part (D) mentioned above has to be filled up as peak investment/balance held during the year after converting it into Indian currency.

(F) the details of trusts under the laws of a country outside India in which you are a trustee, beneficiary or settlor has to be filled up.

(iv) For the purpose of this Schedule, the rate of exchange for the calculation of the value in rupees of such asset situated outside India shall be the telegraphic transfer buying rate of such currency as on the date of peak balance in the bank account or on the date of investment.

Explanation: For the purposes of this Schedule, “telegraphic transfer buying rate”, in relation to a foreign currency, means the rate or rates of exchange adopted by the State Bank of India constituted under the State Bank of India Act, 1955 (23 of 1955), for buying such currency, having regard to the guidelines specified from time to time by the Reserve Bank of India for buying such currency, where such currency is made available to that bank through a telegraphic transfer.

(s) Schedule 5A,-This Schedule is to be filled in case of assessee governed by Portuguese Civil Code. The share of income of the spouse, as mentioned in point no. 7 above, should be filled in this schedule and the same should form part of the return of income of the spouse.

(t) Schedule AL,

(i) This Schedule is to be filled by individuals and HUFs giving details of properties held by the assessee and the corresponding liabilities. It is mandatory if your total income exceeds ₹50 lakh.

(ii) The assets to be reported will include land, building (immovable assets); financial assets viz. bank deposits, shares and securities, insurance policies, loans and advances given, cash in hand and jewellery, bullion, vehicles, yachts, boats, aircraft etc. (movable assets) and interest held in the asset of a firm or association of persons (AOP) as a partner or member thereof.

(iii) In the case of non-resident and resident but not ordinarily resident, the details of assets located in India are to be mentioned.

(iv) For the purpose of Sl.No.(1)(i) under item B, jewellery includes.- (a) Ornaments made of gold, silver, platinum or any other precious metal or any alloy containing one or more of such precious metals, whether or not containing any precious or semi-precious stone, and whether or not worked or sewn into any wearing apparel; (b) Precious or semi-precious stones, whether or not set in any furniture, utensil or other article or worked or sewn into any wearing apparel.

(v) The amount in respect of assets to be reported will be:-

(a) the cost price of such asset to the assessee; or

(b) where wealth-tax return was filed by the assessee and the asset was forming part of the wealth-tax return, the value of such asset as per the latest wealth-tax return in which it was disclosed as increased by the cost of improvement incurred after such date, if any.

(vi) In case the asset became the property of the assessee under a gift, will or any mode specified in section 49(1) and not covered by (v) above:-

(a) the cost of such asset to be reported will be the cost for which the previous owner of the asset acquired it, as increased by the cost of any improvement of the asset incurred by the previous owner or the assessee, as the case may be; or.

(b) in case where the cost at which the asset was acquired by the previous owner is not ascertainable and no wealth-tax return was filed in respect of such asset, the value may be estimated at the circle rate or bullion rate, as the case may be, on the date of acquisition by the assessee as increased by cost of improvement, if any, or 31st day of March, 2017:

Previous owner shall have the meaning as provided in Explanation to section 49(1) of the Act.

13. PART B-TI-COMPUTATION OF TOTAL INCOME

(i) In this part the summary of income computed under various heads and as set off in Schedule CFLA and Schedule BFLA is to be entered.

(ii) Every entry which have to be filled on basis of Schedules have been crossed referenced and hence doesn’t need any further clarification.

14. PART B-TTI-COMPUTATION OF TAX LIABILITY ON TOTAL INCOME

(a) In item 1a, fill the tax liability to be computed at the applicable rate on the amount of aggregate income (col. 16 of B-TI). The tax liability has to be computed at the rates given as under:-

(i) In case of every individual (other than resident individual who is of the age of 60 years or more at any time during the financial year 2016-17) –

 

Income (In Rs.)

Tax Liability (In Rs.)
Upto Rs. 2,50,000 Nil
Between Rs. 2,50,001 – Rs. 5,00,000 10% of income in excess of Rs. 2,50,000
Between Rs. 5,00,001 – Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 25,000 + 20% of income in excess of Rs. 5,00,000
Above Rs. 1 0,00,000 Rs. 1,25,000 + 30% of income in excess of Rs. 10,00,000

(ii) In case of resident individual who is of the age of 60 years or more but less than 80 years at any time during the financial year 2016-17-

Income (In Rs.) Tax Liability (In Rs.)
Up to Rs. 3,00,000 Nil
Between Rs. 3,00,001– Rs. 5,00,000 10% of income in excess of Rs. 3,00,000
Between Rs. 5,00,001 – Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 20,000 + 20% of income in excess of Rs. 5,00,000
Above Rs. 1 0,00,000 Rs. 1,20,000 + 30% of income in excess of Rs. 10,00,000

(iii) In case of resident individual who is of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the financial year 2016- 17 

Income (In Rs.) Tax Liability (In Rs.)
Up to Rs. 5,00,000 Nil
Between Rs. 5,00,001 – Rs. 10,00,000 20% of income in excess of Rs. 5,00,000
Above Rs. 10,00,000 Rs.1,00,000 + 30% of income in excess of Rs. 10,00,000

(b) In item No. 1b fill out the total of tax computed at special rates as per schedule SI.

(c) In item No. 1c the amount of rebate is the amount of tax computed on the aggregate of net agricultural income and the maximum amount not chargeable to tax (i.e. 2.5 lakh, 3 lakh or 5 lakh, as the case may be, as mentioned in para (a) above. This is applicable only if normal income (Total income less income chargeable to tax at special rate) is more than the maximum amount not chargeable to tax.

(d) In item No.4, if income includes income of the nature referred to in section 115BBE, surcharge @25% of tax on such income is to be computed. If total income exceeds Rs. 1 crore, calculate surcharge on balance tax i.e. (tax on total income minus tax on income chargeable u/s 115BBE) at the rate of 15%.

(e) In item No. 5, calculate the education cess including secondary and higher education cess at the rate of three per cent of item No. (3 + 4iii).

(f) In item No. 7a, claim the relief if any allowable under section 89 in respect of arrears or advances of salary received during the year.

(g) In item 11b, please furnish the details in accordance with Form 16 issued by the employer(s) in respect of salary income and Form 16A issued by any other person in respect of interest income.

(h) In item 14 please provide details of all savings and current accounts held at any time during the previous year. However, details of dormant account i.e. account which is not operational for more than 3 years is not mandatory. Please quote the IFS code of the bank. Further, enter full bank account number without any special character like ‘-’, ‘/’, bracket etc. The number should be as per Core Banking Solution (CBS) system of the Bank. Also indicate the account in which you would like to get your refund credited. This is mandatory even if you do not claim any refund. The amount of cash deposited during 09.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 in the said bank accounts should also be filled. In case cash is deposited during 09.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 in any account other than the current and savings account (viz. loan accounts etc.), then details of such account indicating the cash deposited in the said account during the said period should also be provided.
It may be noted that details of cash deposited are to be provided, if the aggregate amount of cash deposited during 09.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 is Rs. 2 lakh or more.

15. VERIFICATION

(a) In case the return is furnished electronically under digital signature, please fill up the required information in the Verification. 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.

(b) In case the return is to be furnished electronically in the manner mentioned in instruction no.4(iii), please fill verification form (Form ITR-V)

(c) 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.

16. DETAILS REGARDING TAX RETURN PREPARER (TRP)

(a) This return can be prepared by a Tax Return Preparer (TRP) also in accordance with the Tax Return Preparer Scheme, 2006 dated 28th November, 2006.

(b) If the return has been prepared by him, the relevant details have to be filled by him below verification and the return has to be countersigned by him in the space provided in the said item.
(c) The Tax Return Preparer is entitled to a maximum fee of Rs. 250/- from the taxpayer. TRP is also entitled to a reimbursement from the Government for following three years as under:-

(i) 3 per cent of the tax paid on the income declared in the return for the first eligible assessment year (first eligible assessment year means the assessment year if no return has been furnished for at least three assessment years preceding to that assessment year);

(ii) 2 per cent of the tax paid on the income declared in the return for the second eligible assessment year (second eligible assessment year means the assessment year immediately following the first eligible assessment year);

(iii) 1 per cent of the tax paid on the income declared in the return for the third eligible assessment year (third eligible assessment year means the assessment year immediately following the second eligible assessment year);

(d) For these three eligible assessment years, the TRP will be eligible for the fee from the taxpayer to the extent of the amount by which Rs. 250/- exceeds the amount of reimbursement receivable by him from the Government.

17. TAX PAYMENTS

(A) (i) Fill out the details of payment of advance income-tax and income-tax on self-assessment.

(ii) The details of BSR Code of the bank branch (7 digits), date of deposit, challan serial No., and amount paid should be filled out from the acknowledgement counterfoil.

(B) & (C) (i) All the tax deductions at source made in the current financial year should be reported in the TDS tables.

(ii) Details of each certificate are to be filled separately in the rows. In case rows provided in these Schedules are not sufficient, please attach a table in same format.

(iii) “Unique TDS Certificate Number”. This is a six digit number which appears on the right hand top corner of those TDS certificates which have been generated by the deductor through the Tax Information Network (TIN) Central System.

(iv) “Financial Year in which TDS is Deducted”- mention the financial year in this column.

(v) It may please be noted that the TDS certificates are not to be annexed with the Return Form.

(vi) In schedule TDS2, where tax is deducted u/s 194-IA and details are filled as per Form 26QB, in column (2) in place of TAN of the Deductor mention PAN of the Buyer and in column (3) mention Name of Buyer being the Deductor.

(D) (i) In this table, fill the details of tax collected at source on the basis of TCS certificates (Form No. 27D) issued by the Collector.

(ii) In case rows provided in these Schedules are not sufficient, please attach a table in same format.

(iii) It may please be noted that the TCS certificates are not to be annexed with the Return Form.

(iv) In order to enable the Income Tax Department to provide accurate, quicker and full credit for taxes collected at source, the taxpayer must ensure to quote PAN for every TCS transaction.

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