FAQ you must read before filing your return of income and providing some information:
First let’s talk about the questions answered by CBDT with regard to NRI:
Question.1: I am a non-resident. The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is not allotted in my
jurisdiction of residence. How do I report the same in the column on “residential status”?
Answer: In case TIN has not been allotted in the jurisdiction of residence, the passport number
should be mentioned instead of TIN. Name of the country in which the passport was issued
should be mentioned in the column “jurisdiction of residence”.
Question.2: Whether an individual who is a non-resident, or resident but not ordinary resident
(RoNR) is also required to disclose details of his directorship in a foreign company which does
not have any income accruing or arising in India?
Next questions with regard to providing details of share held during the year:
Question.1: I have held shares of a company during the previous year, which are listed in a
recognized stock exchange outside India. Whether I am required to report the requisite details
against the column “Whether you have held unlisted equity shares at any time during the
Question.2: I have held equity shares of a company which were previously listed in a recognised
stock exchange, but delisted subsequently, and became unlisted. How do I report PAN of
company in the column “whether you have held unlisted equity shares at any time during the
Answer: In such cases, PAN of the company may be furnished if it is available. In case PAN of
delisted company cannot be obtained, you may enter a default value in place of PAN, as
Question.3: In case unlisted equity shares are acquired or transferred by way of gift, will,
amalgamation, merger, demerger, or bonus issue etc., how to report the “cost of acquisition”
and “sale consideration” in the relevant column?
Answer: You may enter zero or the appropriate value against “cost of acquisition” or “sale
consideration” in such cases. Please note that the details of unlisted equity shares held during the
year are required only for the purpose of reporting. The quantitative details entered in this
column are not relevant for the purpose of computation of total income or tax liability.
Question.4: I hold shares in an unlisted foreign company which has been duly reported in the
Schedule FA. Whether I am required to report the same again in the column “Whether you have
held unlisted equity shares at any time during the previous year?”
Question.5: I have held unlisted equity shares as stock-in-trade of business during the previous
year. Whether I have to report the same in the column “Whether you have held unlisted equity
shares at any time during the previous year?”
Question.6: Please clarify whether holding of equity shares of a Co-operative Bank or Credit
Societies, which are unlisted, are required to be reported?
Answer: The details of equity shareholding in any entity which is registered under the
Companies Act, and is not listed on any recognised stock exchange, is only required to be
Some other questions with regard to individuals:
Question.1: I am a director in a foreign company which does not have PAN. How do I report the
same against the column “Whether you were Director in a company at any time during the
Answer: You should choose “foreign company” in the drop-down provided for “type of
company”. In such case, PAN is not mandatory. However, PAN should be mentioned, if such
foreign company has been allotted a PAN.
Question.2: I have sold land and building to a non-resident. Whether I need to report the PAN
of buyer in the table A1/B1 in Schedule CG?
Answer: As mentioned in ITR form, quoting of PAN of buyer is mandatory only if tax is
deducted under section 194-IA or is mentioned in the documents.
Question.3: I am resident and have sold land and building situated outside India. Whether I
need to report the details of property and identity of buyer in Schedule CG?
Answer: The details of property and name of buyer should invariably be mentioned. However,
quoting of PAN of buyer is mandatory only if tax is deducted under section 194-IA or is
mentioned in the documents.
Question.4: Whether it is mandatory to provide ISIN details and scrip-wise computation of
Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) arising on sale of Shares/Mutual Funds units on which STT
has been paid?
Answer: The tools for computation of LTCG under sections 112A and 115AD have been
provided in the departmental utility for the convenience of taxpayers. These are optional tools
designed for computation of the final figures of LTCG, which is then populated in the respective
items in Schedule CG. Alternatively, the taxpayers can themselves compute the aggregate long
term gain or loss manually, and input the same directly in the respective items in Schedule CG.
Question.5: I hold foreign assets during the previous year which have been duly reported in the
Schedule FA. Whether I am required to report such foreign asset again in the Schedule AL (if
Question.6: In schedule TDS, one is required to enter the head under which corresponding
receipt has been offered. In some cases, TDS is deducted by the payer in current year, but
corresponding income is to be offered in future years. How to fill up Schedule TDS in such
Answer: In such cases, no TDS credit should be claimed under the column “in own hands” for
the current year. If this is done, the column “Corresponding receipt offered” is greyed-off and is
not required to be filled up.
Some FAQ with regard to corporate assessee:
Question.1: An unlisted company is required to furnish details of assets and liabilities in the
Schedule AL-1 of ITR-6? Please clarify whether details of assets held as stock-in-trade of
business are also required to be reported therein.
Answer: In case jewellery/motor vehicle etc. is held as stock-in-trade of business, the drop-down
value “stock-in-trade” should be selected against the field “purpose for which used”, while
filling up details in the relevant table (table „I‟ or table „H‟). In such cases, only the aggregate
values are required to be filled up, and the particular details of each asset held as stock-in-trade is
not required to be reported.
Question.2: An unlisted company is required to furnish details of shareholding as at the end of
previous year in the Schedule SH-1 of ITR-6. Please clarify whether these details are required to
be furnished in case of an unlisted foreign company.
Answer: Not required.
Question.3: An unlisted company is required to furnish details of assets and liabilities in the
Schedule AL-1 of ITR-6. Please clarify whether these details are required to be furnished in case
of an unlisted foreign company.
Answer: Not required.
Question.4: Please clarify whether a farmer producer company as defined in section 581A of
Companies Act, 1956 is required to furnish details of shareholding in the Schedule SH-1 of ITR6?
Answer: No. However, please ensure to tick the option „Yes‟ against the item “whether the
company is a producer company as defined in section 581A of Companies Act, 1956?” in Part-A
Question.5: A company is required to disclose break-up of all payments and receipts during the
year, in foreign currency, as per Schedule FD of ITR-6 (if it is not required to get the accounts
audited u/s 44AB). Please clarify whether only the receipts/payments related to business
operations in India are required to be reported in Schedule FD?
Answer: Yes. In Schedule FD, the break-up of receipts and payments in foreign currency is
required to be reported only in respect of business operations in India.
Link to download full FAQ: //www.incometaxindia.gov.in/news/circular_18_2019.pdf
Do comment below if you have any further FAQ with regard to filing your ITR.