Form 16 is a certificate issued by the employer to his employee as per the format provided by the Income tax Department. Form 16 certifies that the TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) has been deducted on salary by the employer. It has two parts, Form 16 Part A and Form 16 Part B.
A Form 16 helps an Individual file his Income tax return easily. By referring to the Form 16 an Individual can fill up the Income tax Form in a better way. Uploading Form 16 on myITreturn.com makes income tax return filing quiet convenient and reduces the in-accuracy and time taken to file Income tax return.
Part A of Form 16
Form 16 Part A is generated and downloaded by the employer from TRACES
portal of Income tax Department. Part A of a Form 16 contains following details:
- Name and Address of the Employer.
- Name and Address of the Employee.
- PAN and TAN of the deductor / employer.
- PAN of Employee.
- Amount paid / credited.
- Tax deducted at source.
A sample Part A of a Form 16 as per the format of Income tax Department is as below:
Part B of Form 16
Form 16 Part B is an Annexure to Part A. It contains the following details:
- Break up of Salary.
- Other Income declared by the employee to his employer.
- Deductions under Chapter VI A.
- Relief under Section 89.
- Tax deducted at source.
- Net Income tax which is payable / refundable.
A sample Part B of a Form 16 as per the format of Income tax Department is as below:
Any amount received by the taxpayer from employment is taxable as Income from Salaries. Salary includes basic salary, wages, allowances, bonus, leave encashment, gratuity, pension and any other amount or benefit received from the employer. Form 16 is issued by the employer for TDS deducted and salary paid.
Form 16 is issued once in a year to an employee, on or before 31st May of the year immediately following the Financial Year in which Income tax is deducted.
Form 16 is given by your employer / deductor when he deducts TDS (Tax Deducted at Source, visible in Part-A of the Form 16 ) on salary paid. It is a must for an employer to issue Form 16 to its employee in case there is any deduction of TDS.
For a salaried person, Form 16 is one of the most important document to file their Income tax return. As Form 16 carries various details of the Salary paid, house property, Other source of income, deductions and tax paid or deducted. It is quite necessary to have your Form 16 before filing the Income tax return. In case you do not have it, you may still file your Income tax return without it but will have to manually enter all the details in the Income tax form.
Yes, Income tax filing can be done without Form 16 , though it is recommended for Income tax return filing and the employee should get the Form 16 from his employer every year. In the absence of Form 16, the employee can refer his salary receipts to prepare annual income and tds detail.
Every employer who deducts TDS from salary has to issue Form 16 in a specific format within the stipulated time. If the employer does not issue Form 16 within the stipulated time, he is liable for penalty under Income tax Act. Thus, it is compulsory for the employer to issue Form 16.
You may raise a grievance to the Income tax department in this regard by contacting your local Income office or through the Aaykar Sampark Kendra.
Visit - https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/main/contactUs?lang=eng
In certain conditions, you can download your 26 AS and fill up the Income tax Return form referring that.
Yes. In case you missed to report somel deductions to your employer by the end of the financial year, or by any reason some information is missing in your Form 16, you can add them in your Income tax return form while filing your Income tax return. If those deductions are within the allowed limits, you shall be able to claim them.
If no taxes are deducted from salary then the employer may not issue Form 16 to you. However, the employer should always issue a salary statement to the employee.
Yes, pension is taxable as Income from Salary. If pension is received through banks then Form 16 is required to be issued by the employer. The format of pension details shall be same as salary details in the Form 16.
Family pension is taxable as Income from Other Sources. Hence, Form 16 is not required in such case.
Yes. The employer can consider relief under section 89 while deducting the TDS and issue Form 16 accordingly.
Yes. The self assessment tax needs to be paid in case your gross taxable income is over the exempt limit and Income tax return is to be filed by you.
If one or more than one employer but not all, has deducted tds then also, you need to accumulate all Income at one place and then calculate applicable taxes.
You can ask for a duplicate Form 16 from your employer. If you just wish to know who had deducted income tax and the amount of tax deducted, you can download your Form 26AS for the particular assessment year and check.
You can get Part B of Form 16 from all the employers for the salary paid by those employers respectively. Alternatively, you can obtain Part B of Form 16 from the last employer wherein the details of the salary earned from previous employer(s) are also declared.
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Below are the steps to Upload Form 16 and e-file Income tax return through myITreturn.com:
- Visit myitreturn.com. There are 2 options provided viz:
- Upload Form 16
- Start Your Return
- Click on Upload Your Form 16. You will be asked to upload your Form 16.
- Browse the Form 16 PDF file and click on open to upload Form 16.
- On successful upload, a confirmation message will be shown. Click on “OK” to continue
- You will be asked to Login. Login if you are existing user Or Click on New User to create your account.
- Once you are logged in, you need to confirm your personal details which are automatically fetched using your Form 16.
- You need to enter some details such as Date of birth, Father's name, Mobile Number etc. as the same are not available in Form 16. Click on Submit button once details are entered.
- On the basis of Form 16 uploaded, software will automatically fetch the salary details as well as details of tax saving deductions such as life insurance premium, mediclaim, contribution to PPF, donations to charitable trusts, etc.
- Select whether you are Indian Resident, Non Resident Indian (NRI) or Not Ordinary Resident (NOR). In case you are confused about what your residential status should be, then you may select "Help me decide" option.
- Proceed to filing of return by entering the income details.
- Update contact details.
- Provide details of all the Savings and Current Accounts in India.
- You will be shown final summary of your return.
- Select the type of return as "New/ Original" if the return you are filing is the Original (New) Return.
- Last step will be payment of filing fees. Software will automatically generate fees as per the plan applicable to you such as Non-resident Plan (if you are non-resident), Professional Plan (if you are having business income) and so on.
- Once Amount is paid, your return will be in filing queue. Once same is filed, you will receive ITR-V Acknowledgement on your Email account.
A detailed guide on how to upload form 16 is available here.
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After e-filing of Income tax return is done, you need to e-verify the return so that the Income tax department can process it further. To know how to e-verify, click here. If for some reason, you cannot e- verify the return then you need to send the signed copy of ITR V to CPC, Bengaluru.
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