ITR: Govt notifies kind for submitting up to date ITRs

The Revenue Tax division has notified a brand new kind for submitting up to date I-T returns wherein taxpayers must give the precise cause for submitting it together with the quantity of revenue to be supplied to tax. The brand new kind (ITR-U) will probably be accessible to taxpayers for submitting up to date revenue tax returns for 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscals.

Taxpayers submitting ITR-U, which might be filed inside 2 years of the top of the related evaluation yr, must give causes for updating the revenue — return beforehand not filed or revenue not reported accurately or incorrect heads of revenue chosen or discount of carried ahead loss.

The explanations given within the kind additionally embody discount of unabsorbed depreciation or discount of tax credit score u/s 115JB/115JC or incorrect price of tax or every other causes given by the taxpayers.

The Price range 2022-23 has permitted taxpayers to replace their ITRs inside two years of submitting, topic to fee of taxes, a transfer geared toward serving to right any discrepancy or omissions.

A taxpayer could be permitted to file just one up to date return per evaluation yr.

Nangia & Co LLP Companion Shailesh Kumar mentioned the format of the shape has been stored very exact to assist the assessee enter the related info simply.

“Additional, it might be observed that solely quantity of revenue to be supplied to tax is to be specified beneath the prescribed revenue heads. No break-up of revenue or any particulars info is required to be submitted, not like the common ITR varieties and the precise cause for submitting the up to date return is to be submitted within the kind itself,” Kumar mentioned.

Tax and consulting agency AKM International Companion-Tax Sandeep Sehgal mentioned taxpayers trying to file the identical for fiscal 2019-20 might want to pay the due tax and curiosity together with a further 50 per cent quantity of such tax and curiosity.

For these trying to file for FY2020-21, the extra quantity will probably be 25 per cent of the due tax and curiosity.

“An up to date return will not be allowed to be filed if it has the impact of displaying a loss or decreasing the whole tax legal responsibility decided beforehand or leading to a refund or will increase the refund. The shape requires appropriate disclosures on this regard,” Sehgal mentioned.

Kumar mentioned the shape is predicted to have common updates with every passing yr to make it extra complete for evaluation and processing by the revenue tax division.

“Whereas the return might be verified solely by a Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) in tax audit circumstances and submitting of return by a political celebration, Digital Verification Code (EVC) might be another in non-tax audit circumstances. The choice of verification by posting the acknowledgement to Bangalore has not been specified,” Kumar added.

At present, if the I-T Division finds out that some revenue has been missed out by the assessee, it goes by a prolonged means of adjudication, and the brand new proposal would repose belief within the taxpayer.

“To offer a possibility to right such errors, I’m proposing a brand new provision allowing taxpayers to file an up to date return on fee of further tax. This up to date return might be filed inside two years from the top of the related evaluation yr,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had mentioned in her 2022-23 Price range speech.

An extra 25 per cent on the due tax and curiosity must be paid if the up to date ITR is filed inside 12 months, whereas the speed will go as much as 50 per cent whether it is filed after 12 months, however earlier than 24 months from the top of related Evaluation 12 months. Nonetheless, if a prosecution continuing is initiated by issuing discover for a specific Evaluation 12 months, taxpayers can’t avail up to date return advantages in that exact yr.

Additionally, if a taxpayer information an up to date return and doesn’t pay the extra taxes then the return could be tendered invalid.
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