Welcome to Trisuka, your trusted partner for all your financial needs. We understand that tax compliance can be complex, which is why we are here to simplify it for you. We will guide you through the essentials of ITR-5, including its purpose, necessary documents, filing steps, eligibility criteria, and the benefits of filing it on time.



ITR-5 is an income tax return form provided by the Income Tax Department of India. It is specifically designed for entities other than individuals, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs), companies, and LLPs (Limited Liability Partnerships). ITR-5 is suitable for firms, Association of Persons (AOPs), Body of Individuals (BOIs), and other artificial juridical persons.

To file ITR-5, you will need the following documents:

  • PAN card (Permanent Account Number) Aadhaar card
  • Partnership deed, if applicable
  • 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-5 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.
  • Once successfully uploaded, 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-5, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a firm, Association of Persons (AOP), Body of Individuals (BOI), or any other artificial juridical person.
  • ITR-5 is not applicable to individuals, HUFs, companies, or LLPs (Limited Liability Partnerships).
  • You should not qualify for filing ITR-3 or ITR-4.

Filing your ITR-5 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-5, you can claim various deductions available under different sections of the Income Tax Act, thus reducing your tax liability.
  • Accurate financial record: Filing your ITR-5 provides accurate financial data that can be utilized for financial planning and decision-making.
  • Building trust: Timely filing enhances your credibility and builds trust with stakeholders, including partners, investors, and financial institutions.


  1. Can I file ITR-5 if I have income from a partnership firm?
    Yes, if you have income from a partnership firm, you are eligible to file ITR-5. Provide the details of the partnership firm and your share of income while filing the return.

  2. Is it necessary to get the accounts audited if I am filing ITR-5?
    Yes, if the entity for which you are filing ITR-5 is required to get its accounts audited under any law, you need to furnish the audit report along with the return.

  3. Can I claim deductions for business expenses while filing ITR-5?
    Yes, you can claim deductions for expenses related to your business while filing ITR-5, such as rent, salaries, utilities, etc.

  4. What is the due date for filing ITR-5?
    The due date for filing ITR-5 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 revise my ITR-5 if I make an error in my original filing?
    Yes, you can file a revised return for ITR-5 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.