ITR-1 for AY 2020-21 made available on Income Tax e-filing portal

The Central Board of direct taxes (CBDT) today announced that it has opened the window for filing of income tax returns (ITR) for financial year 2019-20 for those using ITR 1 form. 

ITR-1 for AY 2020-21 made available on Income Tax e-filing portal

One point to note about the latest ITR-1 form is that it allows individuals to claim the deductions on tax-saving investments made between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 under the DI Schedule. This is because the Government, as part of its initial covid-19 related relief measures, had extended the tax-saving deadline to June 30, 2020 from March 31, 2020 for FY 2019-20.

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Also known as Sahaj, ITR 1 form is primarily used by salaried individuals earning upto Rs. 50 lakh in a year. The two-page form can also be used by those having income from one house property and income from other sources like interest, etc. However, the benefit of the simpler ITR 1 form is not available to individuals, who are either director in a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares.

Also Read: CBDT notifies IT Return forms for AY 2020-21: Seeks new disclosures for electricity consumption, travel expenditures

The Department further notified that the other Income Tax Return Forms will soon be made available on the e-filing portal.

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2 comments

  1. DR. BIKAS BISWAS

    Sir,
    I have retired on 31/10/2019 from Govt. Service. I have drawn my Monthly Salary upto Oct. 2019 and pension for the rest of the months for the FY 2019-20. In addition I have drawn GPF, Gratuity, Leave Salary and Group Insurance.
    Now, 1) What are the inclusions in my Salary as defined in Sec. 17(1)
    2) What are the exemptions from Salary U/S 10
    3) Is GPF included in Salary or It is to be shown separately as EXEMPT INCOME in ITR1
    4) What will be my category…..Is it “Govt. Employee” or “Pensioner”?

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