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ITR Tips: Do not make these mistakes while filling out ITR, you will get a 100 percent income tax notice...

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You may find filing Income Tax Returns complicated, but by avoiding some common mistakes you can make the process easier and ensure that you get your due refund. However, some mistakes may happen unknowingly while filing an ITR. These mistakes can cost you dearly. In such a situation, you should be careful while filing an income tax return.

Filing your ITR is important for many reasons. Mainly it fulfills a legal obligation under the Income Tax Act. Along with following the tax laws and regulations, the government gets information about your income from different sources through ITR. It gives you an opportunity for financial planning and ITR is also an important document for loan or visa applicants.

Do not make these 10 mistakes while filing ITR-

     Incorrect personal information – While filing your ITR form, ensure that all the information like name, PAN, address, and bank account details are filled correctly in the form.

     Choosing the wrong ITR form – Choose the right ITR form based on your income sources and your type of income. Filling out the wrong forms may result in a fine.

     Not giving complete information about your income - Provide information about income from all sources of income including salary, interest income, rent income, and capital gain in your ITR. Failure to report all income sources may result in penalties.

     Ignoring TDS credit- Must show the TDS details in ITR from Form 16/16A issued by your employer or deductor. Failure to provide correct information may result in notice and a fine.

     Incomplete information about investments and deductions- Correctly declare all investments, expenses, and deductions to claim eligible tax benefits under Sections 80C, 80D, and 80G of the Income Tax Act.

     Hiding interest income – Correct information about interest earned from savings accounts, FD, or other sources should be given. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

     Form 26AS not matching – Cross-check the statements in your ITR with Form 26AS. It contains details of your TDS, tax payment, and other income tax-related information.

     Not filing ITR on time – This is a very important thing. Do not wait till the last moment of the last date to file ITR. Late filing of ITR may result in a penalty.

     Not verifying ITR – After filing ITR online, it is necessary to verify it electronically through Aadhaar OTP, NetBanking, etc., or by sending a physical copy with your signature to the Income Tax Department within the stipulated time. If verification is not done, the ITR filing becomes invalid.

     Not maintaining necessary records – Maintain records of all documents, receipts, and evidence related to your income, investments, and tax deductions, as these may be required for verification or in case of any tax investigation in the future.

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