Why File My IT

Filing of Income Tax Return:

It is mandatory to file Income tax Returns to the Income tax Department for those who are having income above the threshold limit.


Statutory Obligation to file IT Return by Individuals Threshold Limit Born on Due date of filing the Return
Super Senior Citizen Rs. 5,00,000/- Born on or before April 1, 1939 July 31
Senior Citizen Rs. 3,00,000/- Born on or after April 2, 1939 to on or before April 1, 1959 July 31
Individuals Others Rs. 2,50,000/- Others July 31

Fee for default in furnishing of the return of income:


Total Income Return filed after due date but before December 31 In other cases,
>= Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 1,000/- Rs. 1,000/-
< Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 5,000/- RS. 10,000/-

To avoid fee for default in furnishing of return of income, returns have to be filed before July 31.

Form 12BB and why is it important for Income Tax Declaration.

Effective from June 1st 2016, the Form 12BB has been mandated by The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) as a universal format that all Salaried Employees need to submit to their Employer as part of the Income Tax filing process. The Form 12 BB will henceforth act as a single entity that employees can use to declare their investments and claim tax deductions under HRA, LTA, Section 80 and interest paid on Home Loans under Section 24 of the Income Tax Act. By submitting this form along with adequate proof documents employees can claim Income Tax deductions under the following heads:

  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Leave Travel Concessions or Assistance (LTC < A)
  • Deductions of Interest paid on Home Loans
  • Deduction under Chapter VI A that includes expense deductions under various sections such as Section 80C, Section 80CCC, Section 80CCD and other sections including 80E, 80G, 80TTA etc.

Whether Pensioners have to submit this form?

Yes. They have to submit this Form 12BB, if they are claiming any of the abovesaid deductions.

Whether employers and Drawing Officers are can accept the deductions without getting the Form 12BB?

No. The employers and Drawing Officers have to collect the Form 12BB from the employees with proper evidences.