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Easy Guide to Filing ITR 7 for this Financial Year

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

Form ITR 7 is a tax form ideal for companies who are required to furnish income tax return under section 139(4A), section 139(4B), section 139(4C), section 139(4D), section 139(4E) or section 139(4F) of the Income Tax Act. When filing ITR with form-7, one does not need to attach any document (including TDS certificate).

Structure of the ITR-7 Form:

1) Part A: General information

From Assessment Year (AY) 2019-20, a taxpayer shall provide information on the details of registration or approval.

2) Part-B – Outline of the total income and tax computation w.r.t. income chargeable to tax.

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

3) 23 Schedules that cover details of amounts accumulated in the previous year, statement showing the investment of all funds, particulars of the Author(s)/ Founder(s)/ Trustee(s)/ Manager(s), etc., of the Trust or Institution, details of Voluntary Contributions received, amount applied to charitable or religious purposes in India, and Computation of income under several head, among others.

Tax payments:

  • 1. Details of payments of Advance Tax and Self-Assessment Tax
  • 2. Details of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) on Income (As per Form 16A/16B/16C).
  • 3. Details of Tax Collected at Source (TCS)

How to file ITR-7 form?

ITR 7 form can be filed with the Income-tax Department in one of the following ways: -

(i) By furnishing the return electronically under a digital signature;

(ii) By filling online form electronically under electronic verification code;

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


  • A political party shall compulsorily furnish the return by furnishing the return electronically under a digital signature.
  • In case an assessee is required to furnish a report of audit under sections 10(23C)(iv), 10(23C)(v), 10(23C)(vi), 10(23C)(via), 10AA, 12A(1)(b), 44AB, 44DA, 50B, 80-IA, 80- IB, 80-IC, 80-ID, 80JJAA, 80LA, 92E, 115JB or 115JC, he shall file such report electronically on or before the date of filing the return of income.

All taxpayers are advised to match the taxes deducted/collected/paid by them with their Tax Credit Statement Form 26AS.

Eligibility for filing return under ITR-7 Form:

ITR 7 is suitable for companies who are required to furnish return under section 139(4A), section 139(4B), section 139(4C), section 139(4D), section 139(4E) or section 139(4F) of the Income Tax Act. Let us understand them:

1) Return under section 139(4A): To be filed by every person who receives income from property held under trust or other legal obligation wholly for charitable or religious purposes.

2) Return under section 139(4B): To be filed by a political party if the total income without giving effect to the provisions of section 139A exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to income-tax.

3) Return under section 139(4C): To be filed by scientific research association, news agency, association or institution referred to in section 10(23A), institution referred to in section 10(23B), and fund or institution or university or other educational institution or any hospital or other medical institution.

4) Return under section 139(4D): To be filed by every university, college or institution not required to furnish return of income or loss under any other provision of this section.

5) Return under section 139(4E): To be filed by every business trust that is not required to furnish return of income under any other provisions of this section.

6) Return under section 139(4F): To be filed by any investment fund referred to in section 115UB.

Major Changes made in ITR-7 for AY 2020-21

Information to be provided when filing the Income Tax Return, the following information is required:

  • More than Rs.1 Crore in Cash Deposits in one or more current accounts during the financial year
  • More than Rs.2 Lakhs in Foreign Travel Expenditure for yourself or for any other person
  • More than Rs.1 Lakh in Electricity Expenditure during the previous year
  • Specific Disclosure (Schedule DI) for the investment or deposit or payments made from 01 April 2020 till 30 July 2020 for claiming deduction under Chapter VIA
  • Deduction under sections 80EEA (Interest paid on certain house property) and 80EEB(Interest paid on loan taken for electric vehicle)

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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 life insurance company and I will talk about who can file ITR-7

This form applies to persons including companies required to furnish return u/s 139(4A), 139(4B), 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or 139(4F)

This includes religious & charitable trusts, political parties, scientific research associations, universities & colleges.

Hence, if the above conditions have not been met you are not mandatorily required to file an IT return but it is advisable to file the ITR for the following reasons:

  • For claiming a refund of any TDS deducted on your income, it is necessary to file an IT return.
  • For Carrying forward the losses
  • For Loans or visa or purposes, it is essential to have your income tax return filed although the IT act does not prescribe so.

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