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Check If Your TDS Is Actually Going To Government Research Team | Posted On Wednesday, March 07,2018, 06:59 PM

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Check If Your TDS Is Actually Going To Government



If you are salaried, you would definitely have come across the term TDS or Tax Deducted at Source. Your employer deducts tax from your salary and pays it to the Government, on your behalf. Your employer then issues the Form 16, which is your income certificate. It contains details of your income and taxes paid on this income. Your employer would deduct TDS on a quarterly basis, and Form 16 is issued after the end of the Financial Year.

Now, TDS is all over the news. The Income Tax Department has unearthed a scam where 447 Companies had deducted TDS from employees, but had not deposited the money with the Government. These greedy Companies had diverted the money to further their own business interests. This scam was a whopping Rs 3,200 Crores and after the PNB scam and other scams, it's a real shocker.

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Check If Your TDS Is Actually Going To Government

Your employer has deducted TDS from your salary. That's That. It is the end of your worries or is it? If your employer does not deposit the TDS deducted from your salary with the Government, you will get a notice from the IT Department.

This is because there would be a discrepancy between Form 16 and Form 26AS. So, how can you check if the employer has deposited TDS with the Government?

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1. Understand Form 26AS

The Form 26AS contains details on the various taxes deducted from your income by deductors, who may be banks or your employer.  

In the Form 26AS, you will find details on any advance tax, self-assessment tax, details of tax collected at source and any income tax refunds got from the tax department during the relevant financial year, and high-value transactions deducted on your behalf.

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2. How to check TDS?

  • If you want to check TDS deducted in each quarter, simply visit the income tax e-filing website.
  • Just login to the income tax e-filing website using your login and password.
  • You then click on the View Form 26AS on the right and get directed to the TRACES website.
  • You have to download Form 26AS from the TRACES website, by clicking on the Form 26AS option.
  • All PAN holders who have netbanking accounts with participant banks, can easily view the Form 26AS. All you have to do is login to the bank's internet banking website, and click on the option given to view Form 26AS.

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3. Keep these points in mind when checking TDS

  • You can receive information on TDS deposited against your PAN, through an SMS alert. Make sure you update correct and active mobile numbers.
  • Make sure the PAN provided to your employer is correct. If you notice any mistakes, bring it to the attention of your employer immediately. Make sure a revised Form 16 is issued.

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