What is ITR-6, how to file online for AY 2020-21 ITR Form 6
November, 10th 2020
ITR Form 6: The Income Tax Return (ITR) filing deadline for the financial year 2019-20 (assessment 2020-21) has been extended by a month to December 31. Check here all you need to know about ITR 6.
An income tax return is basically a document that is filed as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, reporting one’s income, profits and losses, and other deductions as well as details about a tax refund or tax liability. The Income Tax Return (ITR) filing deadline for the financial year 2019-20 (assessment 2020-21) earlier would have ended on November 30, 2020.
The government has now extended the deadline for filing an income tax return by a month. The new deadline is December 31. To provide relief to taxpayers in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11 must furnish their income tax return in ITR-6 Form. Companies claiming exemption under section 11 are those whose income from the property is held for charitable or religious purposes. It is mandatory to file income tax returns (ITR) in India if any of the conditions mentioned above apply to you.
"The penalty for ITRs furnished on or before December 31 is Rs 5,000, but doubles that amount for later filings. However, if your taxable income is below Rs 5 lakh, the maximum penalty will be Rs 1,000. On the other hand, if the tax evaded exceeds Rs 25 lakh the punishment could be 6 months to 7 years", as per the website of the Income Tax Department.
ITR Form 6: Who is eligible to use this return form?
This return form can be used by a company as per section 2(17) of the Income Tax Act, this form is filed by a company other than a company that is required to file a return in Form ITR-7.
Any Indian Company (Domestic Company) or a body corporate incorporated by or under the laws of a country outside India. Any institution, association or body, whether incorporated or not and whether Indian or Non-Indian which is declared by general or special order of the board to be a company, etc.
ITR Form 6: How to Download
Visit the official Income Tax website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Locate the ‘Download’ section in the right-hand sidebar.
Now click on ‘ITR Notified Forms AY 2020-21’.
Then click on ‘ITR 6 Notified Form AY 2020-21’ for ITR 6 download.
ITR Form 6: How to file ITR 6
This return form can be filed with the Income-tax Department electronically on the e-filing web portal of Income-tax Department www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
You should transfer the data in the return form and digitally sign the document if you wish to submit the verification electronically. For the purpose of verification of electronically filed ITR 6 form, it is mandatory to sign the document digitally.