Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi, 1st April, 2016

Subject: Notification of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2016-17- regarding

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified the forms for filing of Income-tax returns for Assessment Year 2016-17. These return forms, namely ITR-1 (Sahaj), ITR­2, ITR-2A, ITR-3, ITR-4, ITR-4S (Sugam), ITR-5, ITR-6, ITR-7 are available on the official website of the Department, http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

With the passage of Finance Bill, 2015, wealth-tax is no longer leviable with effect from assessment year 2016-17. Taxpayers are, therefore, not required to file a wealth tax return from assessment year 2016-17 onwards. While abolishing the charge of Wealth-tax, the Finance Minister also announced that information which was required to be furnished in the return of wealth will now form a part of the Income-tax return.

Individuals and HUFs with income above a specified limit, filing returns in ITR-3 and ITR-4 are already required to furnish information of their assets and liabilities in their annual return of income. With Assessment Year 2016-17, individuals and HUFs filing their returns of income in ITR-1, ITR-2, ITR-2A and ITR-4S, having income exceeding Rs.50 lakh will now be required to furnish information regarding assets and liabilities in Schedule-AL of the relevant ITR form.

These changes in ITR forms are in tune with the announcement made in the Budget Speech 2015.

(Shefali Shah)
Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
and Official Spokesperson, CBDT

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