The Income Tax Department of India issues ITR 6 form for companies to file their income tax returns.
Companies (other than a company claiming exemption under section 11) can use ITR 6 for tax filing. Companies claiming exemption u/s 11 are the ones that hold their income arising from any property for religious or charitable purposes.
This return form has the following components:
As per Income Tax Department, an assessee should follow the below-mentioned sequence while filing ITR:
|Changes in ITR 6||Details|
|Penalty for late filing of ITR||A new field has been added where the late filers need to provide the details of late filing fees paid.|
|Capital gains as a result of transfer of unquoted shares||A new filed has been added for the taxpayers to provide information on unquoted shares in accordance with the amendment in the section 50CA of the Finance Act, 2017.|
|Reporting gifts||A field has been added to report the amount taxable as gift|
|Revised depreciation schedule||Depreciation schedule has been revised as per which, the highest rate of depreciation for any block cannot exceed 40%.|
|Claiming proportionate depreciation||A new field has been added to report the claim of proportionate depreciation in the event of business reorganisation, i.e. demerger, amalgamation, etc.|
|Reporting business transactions||A field has been added for business taxpayers to provide the details of business transactions done with the registered and unregistered suppliers under GST.|
|Changes in Schedule PL||Schedule PL has been modified for the taxpayers to provide GST related details.|
|Credit of refund to foreign bank account||A field has been added where an NRI taxpayer can provide the details of a foreign bank account in which he wants the credit of the tax refund he wants to claim.|
|Reporting disallowance of expenses||A new field has been added to report disallowance of expenses in case of TDS default.|
|Claiming credit of TDS deducted in the name of another person||A new field has been added to facilitate the claim for TDS credit where the TDS was deducted in the name of another person or from a common pool or other similar situations.|
|Breakup of payments or receipts in foreign currency||In Schedule FD, the taxpayers (not liable for audit u/s 44AB) are required to provide the details of payment made and sum received in foreign currency towards capital and revenue account.|
|Claiming relief under DTAA||The form now asks the taxpayer claiming relief as per DTAA to report more details like rate as per treaty, rate as per I-T Act and applicable rate etc.|
|Claiming exemption on capital gains||The taxpayers now need to provide more details in the form if they are claiming capital gains exemption.|
|Reporting remission or cessation of trading liability||New forms require separate reporting of remission or cessation of trading liability in case of income from other sources.|
|Reporting GST payments and refunds||New columns have been introduced in the ITR forms to report the details of GST paid and refunded.|
|Reporting apportionments made to CSR||Companies are now required to provide the details of apportionments made for CSR activities from the net profit.|
All these changes have been made by the tax department in the ITR form are aimed at making the assessment procedure online. Therefore, we can see that the department is seeking more and more information from the taxpayers to facilitate e-assessment.
You are not supposed to attach any document (including TDS Certificate) to this return form. Such documents enclosed with the return form will be detached and returned to you. Taxpayers are advised to match the taxes deducted/collected/paid by or on behalf of them with their Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS).
Under the head ‘Audit Information,’ if the assessee is liable for audit u/s 44AB and the accounts have been audited by an accountant, then the details of such audit report along with the date of furnishing it (if filed before the return) to the department has to be filled. Further, if the assessee is liable to furnish other audit report the section under which such audit is required and the date of furnishing it to the department (if audit has been carried out under that section) has to be filled. It is compulsory to furnish audit reports (if the audit has been carried out) electronically on or before the date of filing the return of income.