How tax filing works?

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Our Question & Answer model makes tax filing easy. The step-by-step process asks basic questions about your salary, home, investments and more. Based on your answers, our system computes the figures for your income tax return.

We ensure accurate tax filing.

Every income tax return filed is checked for accuracy and completeness. Everything that you enter goes through a robust system of checks designed by our income tax experts. Any return that does not pass our checks is manually reviewed by our tax filing team.

You get maximum tax refund.

The biggest tax refund possible - guaranteed. Our systems are designed to suggest deductions and tax exemptions applicable to your income tax return and ensure you get the maximum possible tax refund.

What is Income tax?

There are two types of taxes in India – direct tax and indirect tax.

Direct tax is a tax that is calculated and paid directly on your Income e.g. tax on salary etc. Income tax is a direct tax.

Indirect tax is a tax that is indirectly charged to you on purchase of goods or use of service e.g. Buying a mobile phone or eating in a fast food joint. The seller of the mobile phone or the fast food service provider charges you tax and then deposits the same to the Government account. Most indirect taxes are now covered under Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Everyone who earns income above a certain amount is subject to income tax. Your income could be from salary, interest income from savings, income from mutual funds, sale of property or business or professional income. Income tax rates are pre-decided at the start of the year in the Union Budget (in the Parliament of India). The tax paid or deducted on these incomes is called the income tax.

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What is Income tax return?

An income tax (IT) return is an income tax form which you need to fill and submit it electroncially to the Income tax Department. In this form you need to give details of your income and taxes (taxes - that you may have paid or other people who may have deducted your tax). The income tax return forms are in various formats viz ITR-1, ITR-2 etc. Each form depicts a separate category of Income tax payers. You need not worry of your category as mylegalfilings handles it for you automatically.

Remember, Income tax is a Direct tax and you need to only report Direct Income (salary, pension, interest etc) and taxes paid on that Income. The tax return formats are predefined formats by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT- which is also called the Income tax Department).

The tax returns must be filed every year and must be filed by a specific date. If the return shows excess tax has been paid during a given year, you are eligible for a ‘income tax refund’, subject to the department’s interpretations and calculations.

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