Tax Declarations and Tax Returns

A tax declaration is the completion of documentation that calculates an entity or individual’s income earned and taxes to be paid to government organizations or back to the taxpayer. It is generally sought by employers towards the end of a financial year.

RazorpayX Payroll allows employees to collate online Form 12BB and income disclosure information along with proofs for verification through its ESS portal. This helps to reduce the risk of errors in filing.
Income Tax Declaration

An income tax declaration is a form that an employee submits to their employer. It includes details of their investments and expenses. This information is used to determine their net taxable income and the amount of TDS that should be deducted from their salary. It also helps them claim deductions and rebates. It is usually due at the end of the financial year, in January or February.

A properly submitted declaration of expenses and investments can save you money. It can also prevent you from being hit with an underpayment of estimated tax penalty. However, there are some limitations on the use of this declaration.

Revised Statute 47:116(F) allows you to claim an exception to the estimated tax payment declaration requirement if you file your individual income tax return by January 15th of the succeeding year and pay the total amount of your tax liability. You must also substantiate your estimated tax payments with the appropriate documents.
Investment Declaration

At the beginning of every financial year, employees must submit a declaration of their tax-saving investments for that fiscal year. The declaration must be submitted in Form 12BB so that TDS computations can be accurate. This declaration can be amended at the end of the year.

If you are not careful, you may miss out on the deductions due to investment declaration mistakes. It is important to submit the declaration on time and keep photocopies of actual proofs for future reference.

GreytHR has a verification system for investment proofs that verifies the uploaded documents against the IT declaration made by the employee. It accepts, refuses or puts on hold the submissions based on the mismatch. This saves a lot of time for the payroll team and avoids erroneous TDS deductions. It also helps in claiming the refund for excess TDS deducted later on when you file your return. The deductions that are declared in the investment declaration must match the deductions claimed in the return.
Tax File Declaration

Tax file number (TFN) declarations are required to be lodged with us by each payee to help us work out how much tax to withhold from their payments. You can use Payroll to lodge TFN declarations on behalf of your employees, or you can do it yourself in ATO online services.

TFN declarations are important for salaried individuals as they provide information about their investments and expenses. These information is then shared with the entity deducting TDS from their salary and influence the final amount of tax that is deducted.

Salaried individuals can make investment declarations using Form 12BB. They can also declare their leave travel allowance, house rent allowance and interest paid on home loans. They can also claim deductions under sections 80D and 80C, which include premiums paid for health insurance and investments made in tax saving mutual funds. They can also claim tax rebates under Section 80G, which includes donations to specified organisations.
Tax Return

A tax return is a completed set of documents that calculates a person or entity’s income, deductions and credits. A tax return also shows whether a taxpayer is owed a refund or owes money to the IRS.

A person who prepares a tax return or claim for refund may not charge a fee that is based on the amount of tax owed or the size of the refund. In addition, a preparer should not reveal personal information to third parties without your consent.

For example, Attorney B provides advice to a large corporate taxpayer regarding a transaction that has not yet taken place. Although this advice is directly relevant to the determination of an entry on the return or claim for refund, B did not prepare a substantial portion of the return and therefore is not considered a preparer under SSTS No. 1 and Circular 230.

In contrast, a tax return preparer who prepares a Form 8886, Disclosure of Reportable Transactions, is considered to have prepared a substantial portion of the taxpayer’s return under SSTS No. 1 and Circular 220.Steuererklärung

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