Things You Need to Know Before Filing ITR 5 Form

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Income tax return is a crucial statement of income of the concerned assessee, both for government and the individual or person filing it as it provides bases for many in depth conclusions like per capita income, sector wise growth etc. As India has a number a small scale industries or organisation contributing towards it GDP growth. Hence, it is more important to know about the various forms presently being used for ITR filings for different organisation. In this article, we shall be discussing about one of the form which is meant for small scale organisations i.e. ITR Form 5.

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What is ITR 5 Form?

This is an income tax return form that should be filed by specific parties. This form should be submitted by all firms, Association of Persons, LLPs, co-operative societies, Body of Individuals, Artificial Juridical Persons.

Who is eligible to file ITR 5 Form?

ITR Form 5 is basically meant for the following:

  • Limited Liability Partnerships ( LLPs)
  • Association of persons ( AOPs)
  • Body of Individuals (BOI)
  • Estate of deceased
  • Estate of insolvent
  • Business trust
  • Investment fund
  • Firm
  • Cooperative Society
  • Local Authority
Things You Need to Know Before Filing ITR 5 Form

Structure of ITR Form 5

The form consists of 2 parts and various schedules having significance of its own.

a) Part 1

Part 1 of the deals out with the following information

Structure of ITR Form 5
  • General Information: This section asks for the details about the name, address, PAN no, date of incorporation of the assessee. Additional to this it also details about the section under which the return is being filed, whether the organization is recognized as start up by DPIIT, or is an FII or FPI. It also posses the information regarding decision making committee, shareholder, key persons in the organization and status under section 44AB or Tax Audit other than this other relevant details are also demanded by the ITR Form.
  • Balance Sheet: Balance Sheet of the relevant financial year provides an outlook about entities assets and liabilities.
  • Manufacturing Account, Trading Account and Profit and loss Statement: These statements or accounts gives information about the earnings and expenses of the entity giving a conclusion regarding the profit and loss earned by the person during the relevant financial year.
  • Quantative Details: This section provides about the opening and closing balances of raw material, work in progress and finished goods.
  • Other Information: Hereby the method of accounting, valuation of inventory and estimates adapted by the person are disclosed. Also the various disallowances under different sections of the Income tax are disclosed here.

Schedules in IR5-Form

There are 30 schedules presently which are described below. 

Schedule Description
Schedule-HP Income under house property
Schedule-BP Income under profit and gain under business or profession
Schedule-DPM Depreciation of assets under income tax
Schedule DOA Depreciation of assets other than income tax
Schedule DEP Depreciation of all the assets mentioned above
Schedule DCG Deemed capital gain on sale of depreciable assets
Schedule ESR Deduction under section 35
Schedule-CG Income under capital gain
Schedule-OS Income under other source
Schedule-CYLA Income after set off of current year losses
Schedule-BFLA Income after set off of unabsorbed losses brought forward from earlier years
Schedule- CFL Statement of carry forward losses
Schedule –UD Statement of unabsorbed depreciation
Schedule ICDS Income computation disclosures on profit
Schedule- 10AA Computation of  deduction u/s 10AA
Schedule- 80G Deduction relating to the donations
Schedule- 80GGA Details of donation for scientific research or rural development
Schedule- RA Details of donations to research associations
Schedule- 80IA Computation of deduction under section 80IA
Schedule- 80IB Computation of deduction under section 80IB
Schedule- 80IC/ 80-IE Computation of deduction under section 80IC/ 80-IE
Schedule 80P Deductions under section 80P
Schedule-VIA Statement of deductions (from total income) under Chapter VIA
Schedule –AMT Alternate Minimum Tax payable under section 115JC
Schedule AMTC tax credit under section 115JD
Schedule-SI income which is chargeable to tax at special rates
Schedule IF Partnership firm information
Schedule-EI Exempt incomes
Schedule PTI Pass Through Income details from business trust or investment fund 
Schedule TPSA Secondary adjustment to transfer price
Schedule FSI Income from outside India and tax relief
Schedule TR tax relief claimed for taxes paid outside India
Schedule FA Foreign Assets and Income from any source outside India
Schedule GST turnover/gross receipt reported under GST

b) Part 2

It has two components:

Part 2-TI: Computation of the total income;
Part 2-TTI: Computation of the tax that should be paid on the total income.

Computation of the total income

c) Tax Payment

Here the details of advance tax and self assessment tax are provided. Other than this the details regarding tax deducted on source (TDS) and tax collected at source (TCS) are also provided.

d) Verification

After filing all the information above one needs to submit his return and verify the same. The verification of the ITR could be done in 2 ways

  • By furnishing the return electronically via DSC (digital signature certificate)
  • By furnishing the return data electronically and sending the ITR V at CPC Bangalore later on via post within 120 days of the filing the return. Also no annexure is required with ITR V while sending it to income tax department.

How to file ITR Form 5?

ITR Form 5 can be filed online on income tax portal through the prescribed form in xml format and verifying the same by the methods formerly mentioned. The form should be filed properly with the required details to avoid further non compliances and notices or orders from the Income Tax Department.


Thus, getting an insight about the ITR Form 5 could be very useful for the organization and its stakeholders as it guides them about studying their entities performance deeply and analytically. It also helps the mangers in drawing out the conclusion on various aspects like the tax planning methods, proper accounting, disclosure to be made to the government, better transparency of facts and figures and disallowances and allowances or deductions under Income Tax Act. Thereto, it is very important to understand each and every aspect or section/ part of the relevant form applicable on the assessee for the relevant financial year.  

In case you have a query pertaining to filing this return form, then contact the team of professionals at Legal Window.

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CA Pulkit Goyal, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) having 10 years of experience in the profession of Chartered Accountancy and thorough understanding of the corporate as well as non-corporate entities taxation system. His core area of practice is foreign company taxation which has given him an edge in analytical thinking & executing assignments with a unique perspective. He has worked as a consultant with professionally managed corporates. He has experience of writing in different areas and keep at pace with the latest changes and analyze the different implications of various provisions of the act.

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