Salaried people get Form 16 which gives information of salary earned and advance taxes paid. Besides the basic salary there are other components being benefits which are wholly or partially taxable. Further, there are tax saving options like eligible investments under SEC 80C , donations made etc.
Note: You are required to upload Form-16 and Form-26AS (mandatory) to get a Expert assigned on your order. We request to upload these documents within 24hours of plan purchase to help us assign a Expert and file your returns on time.
Your income is not equal to your salary. You could earn income from several other sources other than your salary income. Your total income, according to the Income Tax Department, could be from house property, profit or loss from selling stocks or from interest on a savings account or on fixed deposits. All these numbers get added up to become your gross income.
Your employer deducts tax from your salary and pays it to the I-T Department on your behalf. It's called TDS. TDS is tax deducted at source. Your employer cuts a portion of your salary every month and pays it to the Income Tax Department on your behalf.
Based on your total salary for the whole year and your investments in tax-saving products, your employer determines how much TDS has to be cut from your salary each month.
For a salaried employee, TDS forms a major portion of an employee's income tax payment. Your employer will provide you with a TDS certificate called Form 16 typically around June or July showing you how much tax was deducted each month.
This is a fixed component in your pay check and forms the basis of other portions of your salary and hence the name. It is usually a large portion of your total salary. HRA is also defined a percentage of this Basic Salary. Your PF is deducted at 12% of your Basic Salary.
House Rent Allowance: Salaried individuals who live in a rented house/apartment can claim House Rent Allowance or HRA to lower taxes. This can be partially or completely exempt from taxes. The allowance is for expenses related to rented accommodation. Note: If you receive HRA and dont live on rent your HRA shall be fully taxable. To understand about the other components in your Pay Slip read here
Individuals need to file their return by 30th September of next year, i.e for income earned in Financial Year 2015-16, the return has to be filed by 30th September, 2016.
Income from House Property is possible in these Expert'ses –
Yes, return can be revised within a period of one year from the end of the relevant assessment year or before completion of the assessment whichever is earlier. Filing of revised return is not part of the plan. Plan buyer is required to provide full and accurate details to avoid the need for any rectification in the originally filed return.
Yes, a belated return can be filed before the end of the assessment year or before completion of the assessment year, whichever is earlier. For example, in Expert'se of income earned during FY 2016-17, the belated return can be filed up to 31st March 2018.
Yes, under the Income-tax Act legal proceedings can be initiated up to 4 to 6 years (depending upon Expert'se to Expert'se) prior to the current financial year. However, in certain Expert'ses the proceedings can be initiated even after 6 years, hence, it is advised to preserve the copy of return for at least 6 years or maintain it as long as possible.
ITR return forms are attachment less forms and hence, you are not required to attach any document (like proof of investment, TDS certificates etc.) along with the ITR (whether filed manually or electronically). However, these documents should be retained and produced before the tax authorities when demanded in situations like assessment, inquiry etc.
Audit & preparation of financial statements is not part of the plan.
Revised return filing on account of incorrect information provided by the assessee during the original return filing shall not form part of the plan.