CBDT has notified the simplified version of income-tax return forms- ITR-1, ITR-2 and ITR-4S along with new form ITR-2A, for AY 2015-16, after having withdrawn the earlier set of forms notified on April 15, 2015.

The latest new and simplified ITR Forms are finally available here as well as on the income tax site.

In lieu of foreign trip details, newly notified forms seek passport number, “if available”;

New forms exempt disclosure of “dormant” bank accounts details; Further, account balance in bank accounts, now not required to be disclosed.

Expats not required to report foreign asset details, if no income derived from such assets during relevant previous year.

Other disclosure requirements in the newly notified ITR forms largely unchanged vis-à-vis earlier notified forms in April, 2015.

The new ITRs are attached here for ready reference:

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