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How To file Salary Income Tax Return
2016-09-06

POINTS TO REMEMBER IN FILING INCOME TAX RETUR WHO HAS THE INCOME FROM SALARY.

STEP 1
identify if you have Income from House Property, (Rent received on let out), Income from Capital Gain (Purchase & Sale of Property, Shares etc), Income from Other Sources (Interest, Winning from Lotteries etc)

STEP 2

Choose the correct form to file your return
Shaaj (ITR1) - For Individuals having income from Salaries, Income from only One house property, Other Sources
ITR 2A - For Individuals not having Income from Capital Gains and who do not hold foreign assets.
ITR 2 - For Individuals having income from more than one house property and others

STEP 3
Other than providing the correct information such as Name, PAN, Date of Birth, Address, Father's Name, Sex, Status, Email ID, Mobile Number etc. the following should also be mentioned .

a). Aadhar Number (If you have) - Link your Aadhar Number and Electronically Verify your Income Tax Return (EVC)
b). Passport Number - do- if you file ITR2A or ITR 2
c). Provide all the bank account details, (Other than Deposit Accounts) of yours while filing the Income Tax Return.
d). Check your 26AS and y ensure that all the Tax Deducted at Source on your behalf has been reflected in your 26AS statement.

STEP 4
Common Mistakes in filing the Return
The following income are generally skipped by the tax payers as it may not reflect in Tax Deduction Certificates or in their 26AS statements which has to be taken care off.

a. Interest accrued/earned on NSC and Deposits
b. Exempt Income (viz., Dividend from Indian Companies, Maturity proceeds of Life Insurance Policy etc)
c. Interest on Savings Bank Account - A maximum of Rs.10000/- is exempt under section 80TTA which has to be claimed in Deduction.
d. Income of minor child has to be clubbed. - If both parents are tax payers, the income has to be clubbed in one of those, whose total income is higher.

STEP 5
DEDUCTIONS
Even though the deduction U/s 80CCD has been increased by Rs.50000/- and the total contribution has been increased to Rs.1.50 lacs from Rs.1.00 lacs, the total deduction that can claimed altogether U/s 80C, 80CCC, and 80CCD is restricted to Rs.1.50 lacs only. Additional Deduction of Rs.50000/- can be claimed if the investment is made under National Pension Scheme.

STEP 6
Calculate your tax payable and if the tax payable is more than Rs.10,000/- you should pay interest also on the tax payable Under Section 234A, 234B & 234C also.

STEP 7
Once you pay your tax, you can log in to Income Tax Portal and e file your return.

STEP 8
After submitting your Return, you can either E-VERIFY your return by linking Aadhar Number or even by SMS & email.
If you have not E-VERIFIED your return, you should sign the ITR-V (Acknowledgement) and send it CPC, Bangalore within 120 days of filing the Return.

All the information and legal commentary provided in this write-up is for illustrative purposes only and should not be regarded or relied upon as legal advice. While the content provided is accurate as at the date of first publication, laws and regulations change frequently. Any reliance on the information contained in this write-up is solely at the user's own risk. Specific legal advice should always be obtained before acting upon any information or commentary provided.

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