ITR-3 is applicable to taxpayers who have income from business or profession and do not fall under the scope of ITR-1 or ITR-2.

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ITR-3 is an income tax return form provided by the Income Tax Department of India. It is specifically designed for individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) who have income from a proprietary business or are partners in a partnership firm. ITR-3 is applicable to taxpayers who have income from business or profession and do not fall under the scope of ITR-1 or ITR-2.

To file ITR-3, you will need the following documents:

  • PAN card (Permanent Account Number)
  • Aadhaar card
  • Balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and audit report, if applicable
  • Details of income from business or profession, including receipts, expenses, and depreciation
  • Bank statements and books of accounts
  • TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) certificates
  • Investment proofs, such as LIC premium receipts or home loan interest certificates
  • Any other relevant financial documents supporting your income and deductions
  • Visit the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal or Click Here for easy filing.
  • Register yourself and create an account (if you don’t already have one).
  • Download the ITR-3 form and diligently fill in the required details.
  • Validate the form and generate an XML file.
  • Upload the XML file on the e-filing portal.
  • After successful upload, an acknowledgment called ITR-V will be generated. Download and keep it for your records.
  • If you have a digital signature, you can electronically sign the ITR-V. Otherwise, print it, sign it, and send it to the Centralized Processing Center within 120 days.

To be eligible for filing ITR-3, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).
  • Your income should include income from business or profession.
  • If you are a partner in a partnership firm or have a proprietary business, you are eligible to file ITR-3.
  • You should not qualify for filing ITR-1 or ITR-2.

Filing your ITR-3 on time offers several advantages, including:

  • Compliance with tax laws:
    Filing your tax return within the due date demonstrates your adherence to tax laws and helps maintain a clean financial record.
  • Avoiding penalties:
    Timely filing helps you avoid penalties and interest charges imposed by the Income Tax Department.
  • Claiming deductions:
    By filing ITR-3, you can claim various deductions available under different sections of the Income Tax Act, such as Section 80C, 80D, and 80G, thereby reducing your tax liability.
  • Faster loan processing:
    Many financial institutions require income tax returns as proof of income while processing loans. Timely filing ensures smoother loan processing.
  • Accurate financial record:
    Filing your ITR-3 provides accurate financial data that can be utilized for financial planning and decision-making.


  1. Can I file ITR-3 if I am a salaried individual with income from a side business?
    No, if you have income from salary as well as a side business, you are not eligible to file ITR-3. In such cases, you should consider filing ITR-4.

  2. Is it mandatory to get the accounts audited if I am filing ITR-3?
    Yes, if your business turnover exceeds the specified limit (currently Rs. 2 crore), you are required to get your accounts audited by a chartered accountant before filing ITR-3.

  3. Can I claim deductions for expenses related to my business while filing ITR-3?
    Yes, you can claim deductions for expenses related to your business, such as rent, salaries, utilities, etc., while filing ITR-3.

  4. What is the due date for filing ITR-3?
    The due date for filing ITR-3 is generally July 31st of the assessment year. However, it is advisable to check the Income Tax Department’s website or consult a tax professional for the most up-to-date information.

  5. Can I file a revised return for ITR-3 if I make an error in my original filing?
    Yes, you can file a revised return for ITR-3 within the specified time frame to rectify any errors or omissions made in your original filing.

**Please note that while these answers provide a general understanding, it is always advisable to consult with professionals or legal experts for specific guidance to your unique circumstances.