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Income Tax Return form ITR 6 is a form used by trusts to file their annual income tax returns. Learn about the eligibility criteria, filing procedure and much more by reading this comprehensive guide by H&R Block India.

ITR 6 – Income Tax Return Form for Companies

Last Update Date : April 17, 2018

What is the ITR 6 Form used for?

The Income Tax Department of India issues ITR 6 form for companies to file their income tax returns.

Who is Required to File Form ITR 6?

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.

Understanding Structure of the ITR 6 Form

This return form has the following components:

1. Part A with the following six sub-divisions:

  • Part A-GEN mainly seeks general information requiring indemnificatory and other data;
  • Part A-BS seeks the balance sheet as on 31 March 2017;
  • Part A-P&L seeks information regarding the Profit and loss account for the financial year 2016-17;
  • Part A-OI seeks other information. It is optional in a case not liable for audit under section 44AB
  • Part A-QD seeks information regarding quantitative details of the principal item of goods traded. It is optional in a case not liable for audit under section 44AB.
  • Part A-OL is to be filled in case the company is under liquidation.

2. The second part, i.e., Part-B is regarding an outline of the total income and tax computation in respect of income chargeable to tax.

3. There are the following 31 schedules:

  • Schedule-HP: Computation of income under the head Income from House Property
  • Schedule-BP: Computation of income under the head ‘profit and gains from business or profession’
  • Schedule-DPM: 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)
  • Schedule-CG: Computation of income under the head Capital gains
  • Schedule-OS: Computation of income under the head Income from other sources
  • Schedule-CYLA: 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: Details of unabsorbed depreciation
  • Schedule- ICDS: Statement of 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: Details of donation entitled for deduction under section 80G
  • Schedule-80IA: Computation of deduction under section 80IA
  • Schedule-80IB: Computation of deduction under section 80IB
  • Schedule-80IC or 80IE: Computation of deduction under section 80IC or 80IE
  • Schedule-VIA: Statement of deductions (from total income) under Chapter VIA.
  • Schedule-SI: Statement of income which is chargeable to tax at special rates
  • Schedule-EI: Statement of income not included in total income (exempt incomes)
  • Schedule-PTI: Statement of income from Business Trust or Investment Fund as per section 115UA, 115UB
  • Schedule-MAT: Computation of Minimum Alternate Tax payable under section 115JB
  • Schedule-MATC: Computation of tax credit under section 115JAA
  • Schedule-DDT: Details of payment of Dividend Distribution Tax
  • Schedule BBS: Details of tax on distributed income of domestic company on buyback of shares, not listed on stock exchange
  • Schedule FSI: Details of income accruing or arising outside India
  • Schedule TR: Details of Taxes paid outside India
  • Schedule FA: Details of Foreign Assets and Income

Download ITR Form 6 Online

ITR Form 6 For Income Tax Return

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Instructions for Filling out Parts of ITR Form 6 and it’s Schedules

General Guidelines

  • All items must be filled in the manner indicated therein; otherwise, the return may be liable to be held defective or even invalid.
  • If any item is inapplicable, write ‘NA’ against that item.
  • Write ‘Nil’ to denote nil figures.
  • Except, as provided in the form, for a negative figure/figure of loss, write ‘-’ before such figure.
  • All figures should be rounded off to the nearest one rupee. However, the figures for total income/loss and tax payable be finally rounded off to the nearest multiple of ten rupees.

Sequence for Filling out Parts and Schedules

As per Income Tax Department, an assessee should follow the below-mentioned sequence while filing ITR:

  • Part A
  • Schedules
  • Part B
  • Verification

Manner of Filling the Verification Document

  • You are supposed to fill up the required information in the verification.
  • You can strike out whatever is not applicable.
  • Ensure that the verification has been signed prior to furnishing the return. Also, write the designation of the person signing the return.
  • You must note that any person making a false statement in the return or the accompanying schedules shall be liable to be prosecuted under section 277 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and on conviction be punishable under that section with rigorous imprisonment and with fine.

Latest Changes made in ITR 6 for AY 2018-19

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.

Changes Made in the ITR 6 Form for AY 2017-18

  • Registration Number of CA Firm – You are supposed to mention the registration number of the firm of the Chartered Accountant in the ITR form, who has done an audit.
  • Disclosure of ‘unexplained income’ and ‘dividend income’ in excess of Rs 10 lakh – Under ‘schedule OS,’ you are required to declare unexplained credit or investment and dividend received from domestic companies exceeding Rs 10 lakh.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if the Annexure is not Attached to the Return Form?

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).

Where should I Fill the Details of Audit Report in the Form?

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.

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