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ITR Filing Common Mistakes: Avoid THESE Errors In Your Income Tax Return For FY 2022-23

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The online ITR filing is live and taxpayers have started filing their income tax returns or ITRs for the financial year 2022-23. The income tax department has enabled online forms for ITR-1, ITR-2, and ITR-4, among others, with pre-filled data. The last date for filing the ITR is July 31. Here are the mistakes that you need to avoid in your ITR:

Picking Wrong ITR Form

Choosing a wrong ITR form is one of the common mistakes that you might make. Whether you file online or offline, it is absolutely necessary to file details on the correct form. There are a total of seven types of forms that are used by taxpayers to file taxes. Whether you file online or offline, it is absolutely necessary to file details on the correct form.

ITR-1 can be filed by an individual having income up to Rs 50 lakh and who receives income from salary, one house property and other sources (interest, etc). ITR-4 can be filed by individuals, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) and firms with total income up to Rs 50 lakh and having income from business and profession.

While ITR-2 is filed by people having income from residential property and having income above Rs 50 lakh, ITR-3 is filed by professionals. ITR-5 and ITR-6 are filed by LLPs and businesses. ITR-7 is for taxpayers including companies that are a charitable or religious trust, political party, research association, news agency or similar organizations specified in the Act. Check your eligibility criteria carefully before picking up the form.

Not Reporting All Income Sources

Interest income on your deposits in bank account is also taxable. Make sure you check your bank account statements, Form 26AS and annual information statement to ascertain accurate information on interest income earned. You must report all your income sources in the ITR. If you do not report all your income sources, the income tax department is likely to treat it as a violation of the I-T Act and send you a notice. You need to report all such income, even if it is tax-free.

Not Declaring Income From Last Employer

In case you have changed your job, it is necessary to report income earned through both employers. If you have any investment income under your child’s name, it should also be mentioned while filing tax returns.

Not Disclosing Your Assets

The government has mandated individual taxpayers to disclose certain assets in their ITR. For immovable assets like land and building owned by you, you have to provide the description of the asset, its address, and the cost of such property.

Mistakes in Claiming Deductions Under Section 80C

Many of us think that employer’s contribution to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) has to be included in claiming Section 80C benefits. It is incorrect. Similarly, only the principal repaid on housing loan is eligible for Section 80C. Many other deductions are claimed under wrong heads leading to their rejection. So please cross-check before filling your form.

Many of us file returns without verifying Form-26 AS credit of TDS (tax deducted at source) held with I-T Department. If your employer or anyone else who has deducted TDS does not deposit the same with the I-T department or fails to mention your PAN correctly, that amount will not reflect in Form-26 AS, leading to default. Hence do check that credit for TDS deducted has been mentioned in Form-26 AS. If there is a mismatch, take timely action to rectify the same.

To download your Form-26AS, you can login to your account on the e-filing website, Once logged in, click on ‘View 26AS (Tax Credit)’ under the ‘My Account’ tab. The website will redirect you to the TRACES website to download the form.

source by: news18

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