Form 16 is a certificate or a document that is issued to salaried personnel in India by their respective employers. The certificate carries necessary details that assist in the process of filing Tax Returns. Form 16 is provided by an Employer to the Employee and is used by the employee as reference as well as proof while filing Income Tax Returns.
The process of filing income tax returns has been started, amid the process the government making Aadhaar card mandatory to file income tax returns.
PAN number is mandatory to file income tax returns. The government has announced on March 21 that it has made Aadhaar card mandatory to file ITR.
If you are filing your income tax returns first time then you must need to know about the very important form: Form 16.Most of the time especially salaried employees who are filing their income tax returns first time don’t know what to do or figure out with the form- 16 when their employer hands over this form to them.
Form 16 is the salary certificate as it is issued by employers even when there is no TDS on the salary of the employee.
Form 16 is divided into two parts. Part A and Part B.
Part A is the certificate of TDS. Hence Form 16 becomes a proof of the TDS deducted by the employer from salary of the employee and paid into the government account.
Part A consists of your personal details such as your name and address, your employer’s name and address, PAN of both, employer’s Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) and other. This detail helps the I-T department track the flow of money from you and your employer’s accounts.
Part B is annexure containing details of salary paid, other income, tax due and tax paid. This is a complete detailed record of salary and related deductions and exemptions computed in a step by step manner.