Income Tax Department has released Income Tax Return (ITR )  5  as Applicable for Partnership Firms, AOPs, LLPs and BOIs for e-filing of Returns for A.Y. 2013-14 of Financial Year 2012-13. ITR form can be downloaded from the website .

Important Points in respect of ITR 5 for A.Y. 2013-14 are as follows :-

1.     Who can use this Return Form?

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.

2.     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. 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 n)

3.        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 and thereafter submitting the verification of the return in Return Form ITR-V;

(iv)    by furnishing a Bar-coded return.

However, a firm whose accounts are liable to audit under section 44AB shall compulsorily furnish the return in the manner mentioned at (ii) above. Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 4(iii), 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, Bangaluru–560100 (Karnataka). The other copy may be retained by the assessee for his record.

From assessment year 2013-14 onwards all assessees (other than company and person filing return in ITR-7) having total income more than 5 lakh rupees are required to furnish the return in the manner provided at 4(ii) or 4(iii). Also in case of an assessee to whom Schedule FSI and Schedule TR apply, he has to furnish the return in the manner provided at 4(ii) or 4(iii).

From assessment year 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, 12A(1)(b), 44AB, 80-IA, 80-IB, 80-IC, 80-ID, 80JJAA, 80LA, 92E or 115JB he shall file the report electronically on or before the date of filing the return of income. Further, the assessee who is liable to file the above reports electronically shall file the return of income in the manner provided at 4(ii) or 4(iii).

4.        Filling out the acknowledgement

Only one copy of this Return Form is required to be filed. Where the Return Form is furnished in the manner mentioned at 4(i), the acknowledgement slip attached with this Return Form should be duly filled.


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