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Income Tax Return for AY 2020-21: Who cannot file ITR1?


The Income Tax department of India specifies a few conditions where an individual cannot use ITR1 to file his or her income tax. ITR 1 form also known as Sahaj is mainly for salaried individuals earning up to 50 lakh annually. Income for this purpose includes income from salary or pension, income from one house property and income other sources such as interest from bank account. An individual who fulfills any of the below mentioned conditions, cannot file income tax returns using ITR1 (Sahaj):

> Who is a Non-resident or Not Ordinarily Resident

> Who is a director of a company

> Whose total income exceeds 50 lakh during the financial year

> Who has income from more than 1 house property

> Who claims deduction under section 80QQB or Section section 80RRB in respect of royalty from patents or books

> Who claims deduction under section 10AA or Part-C of Chapter VI-A

> Who has brought forward loss or losses to be carried forward under any head

> Person claiming deduction under section 57 from income taxable under the head ’Other Sources’(other than deduction allowed from family pension)

> Who wants to claim relief under ​section 90 or section 91

> Who wants to claim credit of tax deducted at source in the hands of any other person.

> Who has any assets (including Financial Interest in an entity) located outside India.

> Who has any income to be apportioned in accordance with provisions of section 5A

> Who has any of the following income:

a) Income from business or profession

b) Capital gains

c) Income taxable under the head ’Other sources’ which is taxable at special rate

d) Dividend income exceeding 10 lakh taxable under section 115BBDA

e) Unexplained income (i.e., cash credit, unexplained investment, etc.) taxable at 60% under section 115BBE

f) Agricultural Income exceeding 5,000

g) Income from any source outside India

Source : Live Mint

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