ITR 2023-24: Don’t forget to check these things in Form-16 before filing ITR. read full details


The most important document for a salaried person while filing ITR 2023-24 income tax return is Form-16. Without this, the return cannot be filed. However, taxpayers need to be very cautious while filing returns. Today we will tell you what things a taxpayer must check while filing returns.

The last date for filing Income Tax Return (ITR) is about to come. In such a situation, all taxpayers should file ITR within time to avoid late filing and penalty. If you are a salaried taxpayer, then you must check the information given in Form-16 before filing the return ( ITR Filing ).

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Let us tell you that Form-16 is a very important document for salaried taxpayers. ITR cannot be filed without it. Today we will tell you what taxpayers should check in Form-16, before that let us know what information is included in Form-16.

This information is in Form-16

  • Taxpayers Gross Income
  • Net income details
  • Information about TDS

Please check this information

Taxpayers should check the TDS data given in Form-16. Many types of taxes are deducted by the company from the employer’s salary. Form-16 contains information about how much tax or TDS the company has deducted from the employee’s salary in the whole year.

The TDS data in Form-16 should be cross checked with Form 26AS and Annual Information Statement (AIS). The details in both these forms should match. If there is a mismatch, the salaried person should not file the return.

Form-16 has incorrect information

If the taxpayer feels that any details in Form-16 are incorrect, then he should not file the return. Actually, if you file ITR with wrong information, then there is a risk of the return being defective. Apart from this, if there is any wrong information, then a notice can also be sent by the Income Tax Department.

On the other hand, if the taxpayer has changed his job, then he must take Form-16 from his company. After this, you should check the data of Form-16 given by the old company and the new company.


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