WHAT IS ITR 4
ITR 4 Form is for presumptive income from Business & Profession as per Section 44AD, Section 44ADA and Section 44AE of the Income Tax Act.
ITR 4 APPLICABLE FOR:
The persons having income from following sources are eligible to file ITR 4:
- Presumptive income from Business & Profession as per Section 44AD, Section 44ADA and Section 44AE of the Income Tax Act
- A small businessman having turnover less than Rs 2 cr. may opt for the scheme u/s 44AD and declare the profits at 8% of gross receipts (6% in case of Digital/Bank receipts)
- A doctor can opt for presumptive income scheme u/s 44ADA, if his gross receipts do not exceed Rs 50 lakhs and can declare 50% of gross receipts as his income.
- Persons engaged in the accountancy profession, Interior decoration, Technical consultancy can also for this scheme.
- Must be a Resident in India.
- ITR-4 is allowed to an individual, a HUF or a partnership firm. It is not available to a Company.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO FILE ITR 4 FORM:
- LIC Agents (Commission income)
- Income from commission or brokerage
- Agency business
- Any resident having income from any source outside India
- Claimed relief under Section 90 or 91
- Earned Speculative income like winning from lotteries, horse races etc.
DUE DATE FOR FILING ITR 4 FORM
Due date of filing income tax return for FY 2017-18:
- 31st July 2018 for Individuals ( Audit is not required)
- 30th September 2018 for Businesses (Audit is Mandatory)
CHANGES W.E.F. 1ST APRIL, 2018 (ITR 4 FY 2017-18 or AY 2018-2019)
- Late fee if IT return not filled on time.
- It is mandatory to disclose the Aadhar number while filing IT Return
- Reporting additional details under Schedule BP
- A field has been added where an NRI taxpayer can provide the details of a foreign bank account in which he wants the credit of the tax refund he wants to claim
- The taxpayers now need to provide more details in the form if they are claiming capital gains exemption.
- New columns have been introduced in the ITR forms to report the details of GST paid and refunded
- A new field has been added to facilitate the claim for TDS credit where the TDS was deducted in the name of another person or from a common pool or other similar situations.
- Cess levied on your tax liability has been hiked by 1 percent from the current 3 percent to 4 percent. ( For FY 2018-19)
DETAILS REQUIRED IN ITR 4 FORM
- General Information
- Gross total income
- Deduction and total taxable income
- Tax computation and tax status
- Verification & signatures on the return
- Details of income from Business
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MODE OF FILING ITR 4
- Online: Through xml file upload
- Online: Online prepare and file
Only the following persons have an option to file the return in paper form:-
- an individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year; or
- an individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and no refund is claimed in the return of income. In case of a Firm, the option to file the return in paper form is not applicable.
PENALTY ON LATE FILING OF ITR
Starting from April 1, if you file your ITR post the deadline of July 31, 2018 (unless the tax department extends it), you will be liable to pay a maximum penalty of Rs.10K.
W.e.f. the assessment year 2018-19, if assessee failed to furnish the return of income within due date as prescribed under section 139(1) then as per section 234F, he will be required to the penalty of:
- Rs. 5000 if the return is furnished on or before 31 December of the assessment year.
- Rs. 10,000 in any other case.
- Total income of the person does not exceed Rs. 5 lakh then Rs. 1000.
- If Income is not taxable then NIL (Not required to pay penalty as per income tax provisions)
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