Keep These Documents Ready Before Filing Income Tax Returns For 2019


New Delhi: The deadline for filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) for financial year 2018-19 is July 31, 2019 and taxpayers are advised to pay in advance to avoid penalties. There will be documents that must be kept ready before filing for ITR. Have a look:

Form 16:
This year ITR-1 is in sync with Form 16, that means all details in Form 16 must be copied to ITR. Also, Form 16 comprises details of the tax deducted by your employer during the year, along with details of your PAN, TAN. Part B comprises break up details of your gross salary such as exempt allowances, perquisites, etc.

Form 26AS
Form 26AS contains details about the tax that has been deducted/deposited with the government on taxpayer’s behalf by deductors (banks or employers). This is like your passbook which comprises information of all the taxes that have been deposited against your PAN.

Form 26AS can be downloaded from the TRACES (TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System) website.

Aadhaar card
It is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number from April 1, 2019, while filing ITR and if you don’t have one you can give the enrollment ID in your tax return.

Other documents needed are:

  1. Salary Slips
  2. Interest certificates issued by banks, post office
  3. All Proofs of tax-saving investments made
  4. Capital Gains
  5. Details of your bank account
  6. Statement of home loan from bank/NBFC
  7. Documentary proofs to claim deductions under section 80D to 80U


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