Taxation Forms 2012

Income Tax Return Forms

Taxation forms for filing Tax Return are provided in two formats by the Income Tax Department.

  • Excel

  • PDFs

Download links to PDFs are provided in this page.

Getting the taxation forms is easy. But the most common question among tax payers is, "Which ITR form I should use to file my Income tax return? Through this page we are trying to provide more detailed explanation to help you decide the ITR you need. We have also included Questions & Answers related to ITR Forms. If you have any questions, Ask us.

These Tax Return Forms (PDFs) are applicable for assessment year 2012-2013 only. Corresponds to the Income earned in Financial Year 2011-12.

If you want to efile your Income Tax Return use the Excel Files provided by the ITD.

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ITR1 for Individuals AY 2012-13

Applicable only for Individuals having,

  1. Income from Salary or Pension,

  2. Income from Other Sources (i.e. only Interest Income or Family Pension).

Download the form ITR1 PDF

Click here to Download the ITR1 in English from Income Tax Department of India

Click here to Download the ITR1 in Hindi from Income Tax Department of India

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ITR2 for Individuals and HUFs AY 2012-13

Applicable only for Individuals and HUFs having,

  1. Income from Salary or Pension,

  2. Income/Loss from House Property,

  3. Capital Gains/Loss on sale of investments/property.

  4. Any Income/Loss from Other Sources,

  5. Foreign Assets.

Download the taxation forms ITR2 PDF

Click here to Download the ITR2 in English from Income Tax Department of India

Click here to Download the ITR2 in Hindi from Income Tax Department of India

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ITR3 for Individuals and HUFs AY 2012-13

Applicable only for Individuals and HUFs having,

  1. Income from Salary or Pension,

  2. Income/Loss from House Property,

  3. Capital Gains/Loss on sale of investments/property.

  4. Any Income/Loss from Other Sources,

  5. Foreign Assets.

and, being a

  1. Partner in a Partnership Firm.

Download the taxation forms ITR3 PDF

Click here to Download the ITR3 in English from Income Tax Department of India

Click here to Download the ITR3 in Hindi from Income Tax Department of India

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ITR4 for Individuals and HUFs AY 2012-13

Applicable only for Individuals and HUFs having,

  1. Income from Salary or Pension,

  2. Income/Loss from House Property,

  3. Capital Gains/Loss on sale of investments/property.

  4. Any Income/Loss from Other Sources,

  5. Foreign Assets.

and, having

Income from Proprietary Business/Profession,

and/or, being a

Partner in a Partnership Firm.

Download the taxation forms ITR4 PDF

Click here to Download the ITR4 in English from Income Tax Department of India

Click here to Download the ITR4 in Hindi from Income Tax Department of India

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ITR-4S(SUGAM) for Individuals and HUFs AY 2012-13

Applicable only for Individuals and HUFs having,

  1. Income from Presumptive Business.

Can't be used by assessee having,

  1. Income from more than one house property; or,

  2. Income from Winnings from lottery or income from Race horses; or,

  3. Income under the head “Capital Gains”, which are not exempt from tax, or

  4. Income from agriculture in excess of Rs 5,000, or,

  5. Income from Speculative Business and other special incomes, or

  6. Income from a profession as referred to in sub-section (1) of section 44AA, or

  7. Income from an agency business or income in the nature of commission or brokerage, or

  8. Foreign Assets.

Download the taxation forms ITR-4S(SUGAM) PDF

Click here to Download the ITR4S in English from Income Tax Department of India

Click here to Download the ITR4S in Hindi from Income Tax Department of India

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Documents

You may need the following documents to file your tax return.

  1. A copy of last year's tax return,

  2. Bank Statements,

  3. TDS certificates, Form 16, 16A(if any),

  4. Savings certificates/Deductions, Insurance, Mediclaim Policy Payment Receipts etc.,

  5. Interest statement showing interest paid to you throughout the year.

You need not attach any documents (including TDS certificate) while filing your tax returns. But keep the documents safe.

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Questions & Answers Related to Taxation Forms

Question 1: I am a Dentist. I am working in college as Professor. Now along with my friends I opened a clinic and we are providing Consultation and other Services. Previously, I filed my return using ITR 2. Now for the AY 2012-13 in which form I should file the tax return?

Answer 1: ITR4 - As you are having income from "Profession". Consultation Charges received by you will be treated as 'Income from Business or Profession' as per Income Tax Act.

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Question 2: I am a government employee. I used to file my Income tax return using ITR1. This year December 2011, I sold my residential plot.

I have already paid the advance tax for capital gains. Later I worked out my Capital Gains using Index etc. Now for the AY 2012-13, which ITR Form I should use? ITR1 or ITR2?

Answer 2: ITR2 - As you are having Capital Gains. Also don't forget to mention the Advance Tax you paid in your tax return.

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Question 3: I am a salaried employee. I am also doing my own work by opening a proprietorship firm. How Should I file my return?

Answer 3: ITR4 - As you are having Income from Proprietary Business/Profession.

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Question 4: I am a single male. I work in a MNC and get salary after TDS Deduction. I am an Indian citizen. I want to file income tax return. Please tell me what form to choose? (FY 2011-12).

Answer 4: ITR1 - In case if you don't have any other source of income.

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Question 5: I am a salaried employee. Once I did share trading. My profit was around Rs50,000. Which ITR form I should use to file income tax returns?

Answer 5: Share trading denotes 'business' income. Investment in Shares would result in 'Capital Gains'. Therefore, the return would be either ITR2 or ITR4 depending upon whether you are 'Trader' or 'Investor' in shares, respectively.

If you use F & O, you will be treated as trader. If you hold the shares (months/years) & then sell, you will be treated as investor.

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Question 6: I am a widow. I have the following incomes:

  1. Pension,

  2. Bank Interest,

  3. House Property rental Income,

  4. Income from online freelance work.

In which form I should file my return?

Answer 6: ITR4. Income from freelance work is usually "Business or Profession" Income. Therefore, you need to file ITR4.

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Question 7: I am a housewife. I have income around Rs2,40,000 from taking Music and Dance classes at my home. Should I file my return? Which Taxation forms I should Use?

Answer 7: The activity carried out by you is "Vocation". Vocation is included within the meaning of Profession. Therefore, the income earned by you is Business Income and you need to file ITR4.

For AY 2012-13, the exemption limit is Rs 1,90,000. So you have to file your tax return.

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Conclusion

Form Number Income Sources
ITR1 For Individuals having Income from Salary/ Pension/ family pension & Interest
ITR2 For Individuals and HUFs not having Income from Business or Profession
ITR3 For Individuals/HUFs being partners in firms and not carrying out business or profession under any proprietorship
ITR4 For individuals & HUFs having income from a proprietary business or profession
ITR5 For firms, AOPs and BOIs
ITR6 For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11
ITR7 For persons including companies required to furnish return under section 139(4A) or section 139(4B) or section 139(4C) or section 139(4D)
ITR8 Return for Fringe Benefits

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Other Income Tax Return Forms

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Income Tax Forms - Applications, Certifications, Declaration, Appeal and Other forms »

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You can find all the Income Tax Return Forms at the Income Tax Portal also.

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