For individuals and businesses to determine which ITR to file based on the income situation.
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No documents are to be attached with ITR Forms. However, these supporting documents (like proof of investment, TDS certificates, salary slips, bank statements etc.) should be retained by the taxpayers for any future reference.
Yes. If you have changed jobs during the year, then it is possible to have salary from multiple employers. In this situation, you need to add taxable salary from all the employers and provide the total taxable salary in ITR-1. You can also add multiple salary TDS details in ITR-1.
Agricultural income is exempt from tax and you can file same in all ITRs. However, in case the Agricultural income exceeds Rs. 5000 then you can not file ITR-1 and ITR-4 (Sugam).
ITR-1 (SAHAJ) and ITR-4 (SUGAM) are the simplest ITR forms of all. ITR-1 can be filed by salaried individuals having income from one house property and income from other sources. ITR-4 (Sugam) can be filed by Individuals, HUF and Firms (other than LLP) having income from presumptive business/profession.
ITR-1 is only for Individual taxpayers. An HUF can file ITR-2A (discontinued from AY 2017-18), ITR-2, ITR-3, ITR-4 (Sugam) or ITR-4S (discontinued from AY 2017-18) depending upon the types of income earned by the HUF. For example if HUF has earned Income from House Property and Income from Other Sources, then ITR-2A can be filed.
If you have incurred loss then you can either set off the same with current year positive income or carry forward to be set off in future. Individuals can carry forward the losses by filing ITR-2A (discontinued from AY 2017-18), ITR-2, ITR-3. You can not file ITR-1 and ITR-4 (Sugam) in case you want to carry forward losses.