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An income tax return is a form where taxpayers declare their taxable income, deductions, and tax payments. This procedure of filing income tax returns is referred to as income tax filing. While filing the actuals, the total amount that should go to the government as income tax is calculated. If you’ve paid more tax than needed for the financial year, you’ll be refunded by the income tax department. Sometimes, you may also see that you have underpaid taxes for the year. In such cases, you must pay the remainder of the tax, and file your income tax returns. Income tax return form ranges from ITR 1 to ITR 7, used for different types of income. Some income tax return forms are longer than the others, and they may need additional disclosures such balance sheet and a profit and loss statement information.
Irrespective of whether you live in India currently or not, filing an income tax return is compulsory, if your total Indian income exceeds Rs.2,50,000.
Even if you don’t meet the Rs.2,50,000 threshold, it’s a good practice to file or e-file your income tax return. An income tax return is an important document that you must produce at the time of availing a home loan, as it reflects your financial prosperity. An income tax return, as a proof of income shows your capacity to repay a loan. If you are planning to go abroad for higher studies, or are about to take up a job outside of India, you’ll need at least three years’ filed income tax returns to show as proof of income. People processing your visa application may request for this financial information to evaluate your financial health, which in return shows that you can support yourself on your own in their country.
Penalty for Late Filing Income Tax Return
Taxpayers who do not file their income tax return on time are subject to penalty and charged an interest on the late payment of income tax. Also, the penalty for late filing income tax return on time has been increased recently. The penalty for late filing income tax return is now as follows:
- Late Filing between 1st August and 31st December – Rs.5000
- Late Filing After 31st December – Rs.10,000
- Penalty if taxable income is less than Rs.5 lakhs – Rs.1000
TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Number (TAN) is mandatory 10 digit alpha number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) or Tax Collection at Source (TCS) on behalf of the Government. Tax deducted at source (TDS) ensures that the Government’s collection of tax is proponed and the responsibility for paying tax is diversified. The person deducting the tax at source is required to deposit the tax deducted to the credit of Central Government – quoting the TAN number. Individuals who are salaried are not required to obtain TAN or deduct tax at source. However, a proprietorship business and other entities (i.e., Private Limited Company, LLP, etc.,) must deduct tax at source while making certain payment like salary, payments to contractor or sub-contractors, payment of rent exceeding Rs.1,80,000 per year, etc. PS Associates can help obtain TAN Registration.
Those entities have TAN Registration must then file TDS returns. TDS returns are due quarterly. PS Associates can help you file e file your TDS returns online. Our TDS experts can help you compute your TDS payments and e file the TDS return and keep you in compliance with TDS regulations. To know more about your due dates for TDS return filing due date and TDS payment due date call us at PS Associates.
Tax Deducted at Source must be paid into authorized bank, quoting the TAN and using Challan 281. TDS during the preceding month must be paid before the 7th day of the following month