How to Read ITR-4?

This Income Tax Return form is to be used by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family who is carrying out a proprietary business or profession

ITR 4 can be used by following individuals to file returns

Individuals who have income from:


business or profession.


If you are eligible for ‘Presumptive Business Income’ but where income or receipts exceed Rs. 1 crore.


If you have income from house property.


If you have income from other sources.

Form ITR-4

Click on the image below to find Form ITR-4:

Read ITR-4 Form

Understanding Form ITR-4

Form ITR-4 has the following components:

Part A-GEN:

In this section, you are asked to provide your personal information, filing status and audit information.


This section asks you to provide details of your business or profession.

Part A – BS and Part A – P & L:

Here you are required to furnish details of your balance sheet and P & L statement of your proprietary business or profession.

Part A – OI and Part A – QD:

These parts are optional in case they are not liable for audit.

Part (B) TI and TTI:

Here you are asked to compute and fill your total income as well as taxable income.

Bank Account:

Details of all bank accounts held in India at any time during the previous year are filled here.


You are asked to fill and sign verification statement here.


If your tax return has been prepared by a Tax Return Preparer then you should provide its details in this section.

Tax Payments:

You should fill the details of Advance tax and Self-Assessment tax paid by you. You are also required to provide details of TDS on salary, TDS on other income, TCS on income.

After this, you are required to fill schedules (pages S1-S20) to the return form as applicable.


Computation of income under the head salaries


Computation of income under the head income from house property

Schedule BP:

Computation of income from business or profession


Computation of depreciation on plant and machinery under the Income Tax Act

Schedule DOA:

Computation of depreciation on other assets under the Income Tax Act

Schedule DEP:

Summary of depreciation on all the assets under the Income Tax Act

Schedule DCG:

Computation of deemed capital gains on sale of depreciable assets

Schedule ESR:

Deduction under section 35 (expenditure on scientific research)


Computation of income under the head Capital gains


Computation of income under the head Income from other sources.


Statement of income after set off of current year’s losses

Schedule BFLA:

Statement of income after set off of unabsorbed loss brought forward from earlier years.

Schedule CFL:

Statement of losses to be carried forward to future years

Schedule UD:

Statement of unabsorbed depreciation

Schedule ICDS:

Effect of income computation disclosure standards on profit

Schedule- 10A:

Computation of deduction under section 10A

Schedule- 10AA:

Computation of deduction under section 10AA

Schedule 80G:

Statement of donations entitled for deduction under section 80G

Schedule- 80-IA:

Computation of deduction under section 80IA

Schedule- 80-IB:

Computation of deduction under section 80IB

Schedule- 80IC/ 80-IE:

Computation of deduction under section 80IC/ 80-IE

Schedule VI-A:

Statement of deductions (from total income) under Chapter VIA

Schedule AMT:

Computation of alternate minimum tax payable u/s 115JC

Schedule AMTC:

Computation of tax credit u/s 115JD

Schedule SPI:

Statement of income arising to spouse/ minor child/ son’s wife or any other person or association of persons to be included in the income of assessee in schedules HP, BP, CG and OS

Schedule SI:

Statement of income which is chargeable to tax at special rates

Schedule IF:

Information regarding partnership firms in which assessee is a partner

Schedule EI:

Statement of Income not included in total income (exempt incomes)

Schedule PTI:

Pass through income details from business trust or investment fund as per section 115UA, 115UB

Schedule FSI:

Details of income from outside India and tax relief

Schedule TR:

Statement of tax relief claimed under section 90 or section 90A or section 91

Schedule FA:

Statement of foreign assets

Schedule 5A:

Information regarding apportionment of income between spouses governed by Portuguese Civil Code

Schedule AL:

Asset and liability at the end of the year (other than those included in Part A-BS) (Application in a case where total income exceeds Rs. 50 lakh.

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