Keep investment documents handy to claim tax deduction
Taxpayers earning income from salaries should ideally plan their investments early as details are required to be provided to the employers. Employers take these investment declarations during the beginning of the year and deduct tax every month. Towards the end of the year, employers ask their employees to provide proofs of actual investments to finalise the employee tax liability.
Most employers have already sent a mandate to employees to provide their proof of investments and some are in the process of sending it. Hence, it’s important to keep the documents ready so that taxes are deducted correctly. As a thumb rule, while submitting investment proof, you need to ensure the following:
Investment proof being submitted are in your name. The documents can be in the name of spouse/children in specific cases as the Act provides. The documents, receipts, etc, pertain to the current financial year. In case of investments in PPF and bank deposits, ensure that besides the receipt, copy of the passbook page showing the deposit entry is also submitted if required by the employer. The documents have to self-attested if required by the employer.
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