31st July 2018 is just around the corner and it is high time for a taxpayer to file Income Tax Return. If you are worried about your Form 16, then there is a breather for you. You can file your ITR without Form 16 and here we will tell you how you can do it.
- You can calculate your Income from your salary slips.
In order to calculate your salary income, you will require your salary slips, a taxpayer can consider his/her salary slip as a major source of information regarding your income. You must collect your salary slip for all the 12 months of the relevant financial year. From this year onwards, a taxpayer is required to mention the entire break-up of his/her salary while filing Income Tax Return. The various areas that you need to fill are Salary/Pension, Allowances, exemptions etc. You generally need your Form 16 to calculate your salary and deduction, but with your salary slips handy you can file your ITR without Form 16.
- Cross check your TDS details with your Form 26AS
Form 26AS is considered as your tax book, you can find the details of the taxes that you have paid in a financial year in your Form 26AS. It is important to cross check your TDS with the figures shown in your Form 26AS as there could be some difference. If differences exist, then you need to contact your tax deductor or employer. You must match the TDS amount 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.
- Calculate your Income from House Property and Capital Gains
If you receive income from house property, then you will have to mention such income under the head Income from house property. Moreover, if you have taken any housing loan either on the let-out property or on the self-occupied property and paying interest on such loan, then you can claim deduction against same under the head of Income from House Property.
- Try to claim deductions
You can claim deductions against the investments you have made under section 80 of the Income Tax Act. While filing your ITR you should keep the proofs of such investments handy, if you want to claim the deduction.