Filing Form ITR-5

The taxpayers have to file returns on the basis of the income earned in a financial year and the kind of entity they fall under. Let’s explore in detail the taxpayers who are required to file Form ITR-5 and other relevant instructions pertaining to the same. The various provisions and sections mentioned in this article are of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Who all are eligible to file Form ITR-5?

The following are eligible for filing Form ITR-5:

  • A Firm;
  • Limited Liability Partnership;
  • Association of Persons (AOP);
  • Body of Individuals (BOI);
  • Artificial Juridical Person (AJP) referred to in Section 2(31)(vii);
  • Local Authority referred to in Section 160(1)(iii) or 160(1)(iv);
  • Cooperative Society;
  • Society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 or under any State law trust (except trusts eligible for filing Form ITR-7)
  • Estate of Deceased person
  • Estate of an insolvent
  • Business Trust referred to in Section 139(4E)
  • Investment Fund referred to in Section 139(4F)

It is pertinent to mention that a person who is required to file return of income under Section 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4D) cannot use Form ITR-5 for filing return.

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Structure of Form ITR-5

Form ITR-5 is an elaborate form that has primarily two parts. There are also multiple schedules in the Form:

Part/Schedule Explanation
Part A-GEN General information
Part A-BS Balance sheet as on the last day of the previous year
Part A – Manufacturing Account Manufacturing Account for the previous financial year
Part A – Trading Account Trading Account for the previous financial year
Part A – P&L Profit and Loss for the previous financial year
Part A - OI Other Information (this is optional in case the assessee is not liable for audit under Section 44AB)
Part A - QD Quantitative Details (this is optional in case the assessee is not liable for audit under Section 44AB)
Schedule- HP Income computation under the head House Property
Schedule - BP Income computation under the head – Business or Profession
Schedule DPM Computing depreciation on Plant & Machinery in accordance with the Income Tax Act
Schedule DOA Computation of Depreciation on other assets as per the Income Tax Act
Schedule DEP Summary of depreciation on all assets as per the Income Tax Act
Schedule DCG Computing of deemed capital gains on the sale of depreciable assets
Schedule ESR Making deduction under Section 35
Schedule- CG Computing income under the head Capital Gains
Schedule- OS Computing income under the heading Income from other sources
Schedule CYLA Income statement after setting-off losses for the current year
Schedule BFLA Income statement after setting off the unabsorbed losses of the previous year(s)
Schedule CFL Statement of losses which is to be carried forward to the future years
Schedule UD Statement regarding unabsorbed depreciation
Schedule ICDS
Schedule 10AA Computing the deduction under Section 10AA
Schedule 80G Statement pertaining to donations which are entitled for deduction under Section 80G
Schedule RA Statement of donations made to research associations etc. which are entitled for deduction under Sections 35(1)(ii), 35(1)(iia), 35(1)(iii) or 35(2AA)
Schedule 80IA Computing deduction to be made under Section 80IA
Schedule 80IB Computing deduction under Section 80IB
Schedule 80IC/80IE Computing deduction under Section 80IC/80IE
Schedule 80P Deductions under Section 80P
Schedule VIA Deductions statement under Chapter VIA
Schedule AMT Computing Alternate Minimum Tax under Section 115JC of the Income Tax Act
Schedule AMTC Calculation of tax credit under Section 115JD
Schedule SPI Statement of income that arises to minor child/spouse/son’s wife or any other person or AOP that is to be included in the income of the assessee in Schedules HP, CG, OS
Schedule SI Statement of income which is subject to chargeability at special tax rates
Schedule IF Details of partnership firms in which assessee is partner
Schedule EI Exempt Income Details
Schedule PTI Details of pass through income from investment fund or business trust under Section 115UA, 115UB
Schedule FSI Details of income that accrues or arises out of India
Schedule TR Details of any taxes that have been paid outside India
Schedule FA Details of any Foreign assets or income from a source outside India
Schedule GST Details of turnover/gross receipts reported for GST
Part B-TI Summary of total income and tax computation on the basis of the income that is chargeable to tax
Part B – TTI Computing the tax liability on total income
Tax Payments Advance Tax, Tax Deducted at Source and Self-assessment tax

What is the process of filing Form ITR-5?

Form ITR-5 may be filed by the taxpayer either offline or online.

Offline filing of the form may be done by:

  • Furnishing bar-coded return
  • Furnishing the return in physical paper form – at the time of physical submission of the return, an acknowledgement shall be issued by the Income Tax Department

Online filing of Form ITR-5 can be done by:

  • Online furnishing of the return under digital signature
  • Online transmission of the data electronically and submission of verification in Form ITR-V

It is necessary that Income Tax Return is filed with utmost precision. For assistance with Income Tax Return filing, contact us.


How can the Audit Report be generated for Form ITR-5?

The audit report can be generated online while filing the return. For this click on Audit Report, then 3CA-3CD and finally on generate report.

Who cannot file Form ITR-5?

Form ITR 5 cannot be filed by individual taxpayers, HUF, Company, Persons who have to file tax return in Form ITR-7, i.e., under Sections 139(4A), 139(4B), 139(4C), 139(4D), 139(4E) or 139(4F).

Who can use ITR-5 Form ?

ITR-5 must be filed by firms, LLPs (Limited Liability Partnerships), AOPs (Association of persons) and BOIs (Body of Individuals), artificial juridical person, cooperative society and local authority.

Who should not file ITR-5 Form ?

ITR-5 cannot be filed by Taxpayers who fall under the below category :

  1. Assessees who are required to file the return of income under section 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) (i.e., Trusts, Political party, Institutions, Colleges, etc.)
  2. Individuals, HUFs (Hindu Undivided Families), Companies
When should ITR-5 be filed ?

ITR-5 form is to be used when the assessee is one of the following :

  • Firms
  • LLPs (Limited Liability Partnerships)
  • AOPs (Association of persons)
  • BOIs (Body of Individuals)
  • Artificial juridical person
  • Cooperative society
  • Local authority
What is the due date for filing ITR-5 Form ?

Due date for filing the income tax return is 31st August.


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