Form ITR-3

The ITR 3 form has been specifically prescribed for individuals and HUFs having income from business or profession. This form cannot be used by any taxpayer other than individuals or HUFs (like companies, partnership firms, etc.) having income from business or profession.

Eligible Assesses for the ITR-3 Form:

The eligibility criteria of every Income Tax Return form are governed by a set of rules and conditions. The ITR-3 Form is applicable only to those Individuals and Hindu Undivided Families that can be placed under the following categories
·Is a Partner in a firm
·Gains Income through ‘Profits or gains of business or profession’
·Gains Income by means of interest, salary, bonus, commission, remuneration, as a partner
If the partner of a firm only earns income from the firm as a share in the profits and not by any other means such as interest, bonus, salary, remuneration, or commission etc. then such an Individual or Hindu Undivided Family should file Income Tax Returns using only the ITR-3 Form, and not the ITR-2 Form.

Documents for filing returns:

Name of the person
Source of Income
Details of gain/loss of income
Abstract of bank statements
Proof of investments and Form 16 (Salary certificate issued by the employer)
Form 16A / TDS certificate
Challan of tax payment made like advance tax or self-assessment tax
Proof of investments in property
Documents on purchase and sale of investments/assets
Collect the TDS certificate and
Collect home loan certificate


First, log on to And register on the website.
Your Permanent Account Number (PAN) is your user ID.
View your tax credit statement or Form 26AS. The TDS as per your Form 16 must tally with the figures in Form 26AS.
Click on the income tax return forms and choose the financial year.
Download the ITR form applicable to you.
Open excel utility (the downloaded return preparation software) and fill out the form by entering all details using your Form 16.
Check the tax payable amount by clicking the 'calculate tax' tab.
Pay tax (if applicable) and fill in the challan details. Confirm all the data provided in the worksheet by clicking the 'validate' tab.
Generate an XML file and save it on your desktop.
Go to 'upload return' on the portal's panel and upload the saved XML file.
A pop-up will be displayed asking you to digitally sign the file.
In case you have obtained a digital signature, select 'Yes'. If you have not got digital signature, choose 'No'.
The acknowledgment form, ITR Verification (ITR-V) will be generated which can be downloaded by you.
Take a printout of the form ITR-V and sign it in blue ink.
Send the form by ordinary or speed post to the Income-Tax Department-CPC.