While Filing Income Tax Return Form 16 is considered as one of the most important documents. Form 16 contains the details related to the taxpayer’s salary and the tax deducted from the salary. Form 16 is a document that is provided by an employer to the employee. Form-16 Isa’ so-called as salary certification Tax Deducted at Source certificate. Generally, employees receive their Form-16 by 15th June.
As we know the last date to file Income Tax Return for the financial year 2017-18 is 31st July 2018 and you must be thinking how to file Income Tax Return without Form 16, well don’t worry as we will tell you about certain documents that you can use to file ITR if you don’t have Form 16.
Calculation of Income from Salary
You can compute your Income from salary by using your salary slips. You must take your salary slip of each month in a financial year from your employer. From Financial Year 2017-18 a taxpayer will have to provide the salary break-up while filing Income Tax Return and salary will be good enough t provide the required information for the same, not just this, your salary slips reflect the value of all the allowances given to you, the provident fund (PF) deducted, tax deducted at source (TDS), and so on.
Cross check the TDS deducted with your Form 26AS
Form 26AS is a document that contains the details of TDS deducted not only on your salary income but also on other sources of income. It is important to cross check your TDS with the figures shown in your Form 26AS as there could be some changes. If changes are there, then you will have to contact your tax deductor. So, do must match the TDS amounts shown in your Form 26AS with the respective sources like TDS on salary with the salary slip, TDS on fixed deposits (FDs) with the interest certificate etc. You can easily get a copy of your Form 26AS from the Income Tax Department’s official e-filing portal.