Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified the Income-tax Return Form-1 applicable for the Assessment Year (AY) 2020-21 vide Notification No. 31/2020 dated- 29th May, 2020. The applicability and Changes in the ITR Form is as under:
For individuals being a resident (other than not ordinarily resident) having total income upto Rs.50 lakh, having Income from Salaries, one house property, other sources (Interest etc.), and agricultural income upto Rs.5 thousand. [Not for an individual who is either Director in a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares. the individual has brought forward/carried forward loss.
In addition to above, the following table summarizes the changes in the new ITR forms for AY 2020-21:
|S.No.||Changes in ITR Forms|
|1.||In nature of employment, following changes are made.
|2.||In addition to the date of notice under section 139(9)/142(1)/148/153A/153C or order under section 119(2)(b), now assessee has to also mention “Unique Number/Document Identification Number (DIN) of the notice/order” while filing his return of Income in response to such notice.|
|3.||Where assessee is not required to furnish a return of income under section 139(1) but filing return of income due to fulfilling one or more conditions mentioned in the 7th proviso to section 139(1), then in that case assessees have to mention the amount deposited/ incurred as expenditure for following reasons:
|4.||New ITR forms now seek an option for mentioning either the PAN or the Aadhar number for the following transactions as against the mentioning of only PAN earlier:
A person filing the income-tax return as a representative assessee.
|5.||PART C – DEDUCTIONS AND TAXABLE TOTAL INCOME
New Section 80EEA and Section 80EEB were introduced by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 to provide deduction in respect of interest on housing loan and interest on loan taken for electric vehicles, respectively. Accordingly, necessary changes have been made in the ITR form to claim these deductions in the Income-tax return.
|6.||In Part E: OTHER INFORMATION
In case of Refund, now multiple accounts can be selected for refund credit, however, refund will be credited to one of the accounts decided by CPC after processing the return.
|7.||A new Schedule DI- Detail of Investment has been inserted as per this new Schedule, the disclosure requirement is as under: