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Easy Guide to Filing ITR 5 for this Financial Year

dateKnowledge Centre Team dateNovember 02, 2020 views98 Views 4 Minute Read

ITR 5 is one of the income tax return forms that are to be filed by a specific section of taxpayers. As mandated by the Income Tax Act, ITR 5 can be used by firms, LLPs, artificial juridical person, AOP, BOI, business trust and investment fund, estate of deceased, estate of insolvent, cooperative society and local authority. However, a person eligible to file the return of income under sections 139(4A), 139(4B), 139(4C) or 139(4D) shall not use this form.

Structure of ITR-5 Form (For AY 2020-21):

ITR 5 form has been divided into two parts and several schedules and must be filled in the following order:

1) Part A: General information

  • Part A-BS: Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2021
  • Part A-Manufacturing Account for the financial year 2020-21
  • Part A-Trading Account for the financial year 2020-21
  • Part A-P&L: Profit and Loss Account for the financial year 2020-21
  • Part A-OI: Other information
  • Part A-QD: Quantitative details

2) Then there are 31 schedules around Computation of income, Computation of depreciation, Statement of depreciation, income and losses, Deductions etc.

3) Part B

  • Part B – TI: Computation of total income
  • Part B – TTI: Computation of tax liability on total income

4) Tax payments

  • Details of payment of advance-tax and tax on self-assessment tax
  • Details of tax deducted at source on income other than salary (16A, 16B, 16C)
  • Details of collected at source

Eligibility to File return using ITR-5:

This Form can be used by a person being:

  • A firm or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Association of Persons (AOP)
  • Body of Individuals (BOI)
  • Artificial Juridical Person (AJP) referred to in clause (vii) of section 2(31)
  • Local authority referred to in clause (vi) of section 2(31)
  • Representative assessee referred to in section 160(1)(iii) or (iv)
  • Cooperative society
  • Society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 or under any other law of any State
  • Trust other than trusts eligible to file Form ITR-7
  • Estate of deceased person or estate of an insolvent
  • Business trust referred to in section 139(4E)
  • Investments fund referred to in section 139(4F)

Changes in the ITR-5 Form (AY 2020-21)

There are a few changes in the ITR-5 form for the current assessment year.

1. A separate section 112A will be used to calculate long-term capital gains on the sale of equities of a business, which is subjected to Securities Transaction Tax (STT).

2. You have to provide the following details on investments in

  • Share’s name
  • Type of company
  • PAN
  • Movement in the investment throughout the financial year

3. Provide the following information:

  • Tax on secondary adjustments to transfer price under Section 92CE(2A).
  • Tax deduction claims against investments or any other spending made between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020 under Chapter VIA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

4. In AY 2020‐21 , the threshold limit for a person carrying on business was increased from one crore rupees to five crore rupees in cases where the cash receipts or payments by a business don’t exceed 5% of such receipts or such payments, however in AY 2021‐22 , the limit of Rs.5 Crore is increased to Rs. 10 Crore.

How to File ITR 5 Form?

For 5 for filing income tax return has to be filed online on the e-filing web portal of Income-tax Department. However, the form can be verified in the following ways:

(i) Digitally signing the verification part (In a case where accounts are required to be audited u/s 44AB, it is mandatory to verify the return electronically under digital signature.)

(ii) Authenticating by way of electronic verification code (EVC)

(iii) Sending duly signed paper Form ITR-V (Acknowledgment) by post to CPC, Bangaluru

ITR 5 must include all types of income other than that of income mentioned in Section 11 of the Indian Income Tax Act, which lays down provisions for income related to religious or charitable property.

Steps to e-filing ITR 5:

1) Visit the e-filing portal of the Income Tax department at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

2) Transfer the required data in the form and digitally sign the document in case you wish to choose the e-verification method.

3) In case the verification is not done electronically, the assessee should print two copies of form ITR-V and send a duly signed copy to the CPC address in Bangalore.

You are not required to attach any documents while filing ITR-5.

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Hello Friends, I am Prince Doshi I am a qualified and practicing chartered accountant for over 9 years and provide advisory services in the field of direct and indirect taxes, audits, GST implementation, MIS, and more. Today I am here as a part of a tax video initiative by Canara HSBC oriental bank of commerce life insurance company and I will talk about who can file ITR-5

ITR-5 form applies to persons other than Individuals, HUF, Companies & persons filing form ITR 7.

Ideally, this form covers all partnership firms, LLP, AOP, BOI, Artificial Judicial Person, Co-Operative Societies, and Local Authorities. The form is also used by investment funds, business trusts, and estates of the deceased and insolvents.

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