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Can I file returns if TDS was deducted but was not credited to tax department?

Check Form 26AS for tax credits if any by your employer, who may be operating under some other name

By OLM Desk

My annual income is Rs 12 lakh and last year my employer deducted Rs 1.5 lakh as TDS, but the same was not credited to the tax department. I have also not received the Form 16 from him. Can I file my tax returns for this year based on these details?

Ankit Mangal, Lucknow

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This is not the right way to pay salaries or to deduct money by employers. You should reach out to the TDS assessing officer in the income tax office under the jurisdiction where you are employed to check the status of deposit of the tax deduced from you. Use the salary transfer to your bank account as evidence in case you do not have any salary slip to show. Check Form 26AS for tax credits if any by your employer, who may be operating, deducting and depositing the tax under some other name. But this is a serious matter, which you should not leave unattended.

 

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