COMPARISION BETWEEN INCOME TAX FORMS SAHAJ AND SARAL

As you know a new income tax form called SAHAJ replaced SARAL income tax form from the financial year 2011-12 for filing the income tax return of ITR-1. Earlier ITR1 is to be filled in the form SARAL which is replaced by a colorful presentation form SAHAJ which is better in many aspects from SARAL. Like in sahaj there is a facility of mention PAN number on all the pages, instructions are given of every page, there is a large combo type boxes on all pages and much more. So there is a comparison of sahaj and saral which will tell boh forms quality and which one is better.
Key Features/Attributes
SAHAJ
SARAL
Presence of Bar Codes for Automatic Classification
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
of Income Tax Returns in a Bulk Processing Set up
 
 
Presence of Registration Marks for Identifying the
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
size, orientation of the document during scanning
 
 
and data entry process
 
 
Use of Dropout Ink to reduce Interference during
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Data Capture
 
 
PAN No. on all Pages. This is for traceability of
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
every page during document Preparation works
 
 
which involves Stapling and Unstapling the returns
 
 
Use of OMR Fields for Automatic Recognition
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILABLE
Use of Whole Rupee Method Boxes
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Automatic Data Validation with prefixated number
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
of boxes
 
 
Use of Separate Negative Boxes to make sure that
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Taxpayer�s don�t fill Negative values in Positive
 
 
Fields
 
 
Large Combo Type Boxes for First Name and other
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
fields
 
 
Instruction Built in the form
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Simplification of Address Field
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Schedule AIR
NOT AVAILBLE
AVAILABLE
Mobile no.
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Provision for Official Phone Number
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Tax Status Field to know whether Tax Refundable,
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Tax Payable etc for Processing Priority
 
 
Separate Parts for Gross Total Income and
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Deductions
 
 
Unique Legends present in the Form helping in
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Identification of zone around a field
 
 
Bank Account Details
Mandatory for every
Only for Refund
 
one
cases
Entering 0 in Gross Total Income if the value is
Absent, Taxpayer
AVAILABLE
negative
can fill Negative
 
 
Value
 
Income Tax Ward/Circle
AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE
 
 
 
Simplification of TDS1, TDS2, IT Schedules
YES
NO
 
 
 
Number of columns to be filled in Sch TDS1
4
8
Provision of Supplementary Sch TDS1, TDS2, IT
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Schedules for using after exhausting the fields
 
 
available in the form
 
 
Reordering Sch TDS2 at the end so that the
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
supplementary Sheet act as a continuation
 
 
Linkages to FORM 26 AS to Verify and Fill the forms
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
Account No. Size
17
15
Separate Section of Stamping Receipt No and Seal.
AVAILABLE
NOT AVAILBLE
A bar coded Receipt No. can also be envisaged in
 
 
the present setup
 
 


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