Changes in Income Tax Return form ITR-3 for Assessment Year 2015-16

This Income Tax Return Form is meant for individuals and HUF who are partners in a firm; but do not carry business under propreitorship.

The Income Tax Department has released income tax return form ITR-3 for assessment year (AY) 2015-16 applicable for income earned in the financial year (FY) 2014-15. Here we list down the changes in these forms from the last FY 2013-14.

You can e-file ITR-3 on ClearTax.


The following are the significant changes from last year’s form

  • Aadhaar Card information & Passport number – In case of an individual if the tax payer has an aadhaar card that has to be provided and a passport number also where available.
  • Details of Bank Accounts held – Similar to other ITR -1, ITR-2, ITR-2A – details have been requested for IFS Code of the bank, name of the bank, account number, whether it’s a savings or current and account in which refund should be credited. Here is a snapshot
  • Schedule IT, TDS 1, TDS 2, TCS have been moved along with the main section of the ITR just after verification signatures and taken off from the schedules.


  • Schedule CG New 6a (Short Term Capital Gains) which asks for details of utilization of capital gains account scheme



  • Schedule CG New 7 (Short Term Capital Gains) with further details asked for DTAA benefit taken



  • Schedule CG New 8a (Long term capital gains) with details of utilization of capital gains account scheme.



  • Schedule CG New 9 for DTAA benefit taken



  • Schedule OS with more details of DTAA benefit taken for income from Other Sources



  • Schedule EI of Exempt income to include break up of gross agricultural receipts.



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