How to file and get Form 16 onilne?

How do I get my form 16 online?

How do I file an income tax return online from Form 16?

Hey @HarshitShah

Form 16 is one of the most common and widely used documents while preparing their ITR.

An individual cannot directly download Form 16. Their employers are required to download Form 16 form TRACES website and give it to their employees after each Financial year.

Employers deduct TDS from their employee’s salary and deposit it with the government. The employees can claim the tax credit while filing their ITR.[1]

Therefore, you need to ask your employer to generate Form 16 for you. However, you can download your Form 26AS from TRACES yourself. Form 26AS is a tax credit statement, where you’ll find the details of the TDS paid by the deductors to the Income Tax Department on your behalf.

Employers usually start distributing Form 16 a month before the due date to file your ITR. Employers should provide Form 16 to their employees by 10th July 2019 (extended from 15th June 2019) in the new format. The new format for Form 16 has a detailed breakdown of tax-exempt allowances and deductions claimed by the taxpayer.[2]

The due date to file taxes for AY 2019–20 is 31 July 2019, after which you will be liable to pay late filing fees of Rs. 5000(effective this very year) u/s 234F. If you’re still confused regarding what to do about your taxes, you can choose one assisted plans from services like Quicko, which is cheaper compared to other online and traditional alternatives.

Hope this helped. If you have further queries, feel free to comment/message!


[1] What is Form 16? | Help Center | Quicko

[2] Form 16 Changes & How does it affect you?

Hey @SonalYadav

Form 16 is a TDS certificate on salary. Upload Form 16 and file your ITR for free on Quicko.

It is the most widely used document to prepare an ITR i.e. Income Tax Return.

Upload Form 16 and file your ITR for free on Quicko. We use machine learning to accurately read Form 16 and prepare your ITR.

Form 16 is divided into 2 parts:

  • Part A: It contains details of TDS deducted by the employer on your salary
  • Part B: It is an annexure containing details of Income Chargeable under the head ‘Salary’, like allowances, perquisites, bonus, income tax deductions, etc.

Steps to File ITR using Form 16:

  1. Upload Form 16: on ERIs (e-Return Intermediary) like Quicko, and algorithms will automatically read your Form 16 and accurately prepare your ITR.[1]
  2. Review ITR: Verify the ITR prepared, and add other income sources or deductions that are not mentioned in your Form-16 (if any); such as house property, interest income, professional income, capital gains, etc.
  3. E-File Return: Pay outstanding tax dues (if any) proceed to e-file the returns.

Or, you can also manually add your Form 16 details in your ITR. The government has issued a notification standardizing the Form 16 format form AY 2019–20.

The ITR Forms for AY 2019–20 have a similar salary schedule for Form 16 Part B, making it easier to manually fill the ITR Form.

Know which ITR Form to file.

While preparing the ITR using Form 16, you should also refer to the Form 26AS for other income. Form 26AS is a tax credit statement, the taxpayer can claim their tax credit while filing their ITR. Usually, a taxpayer has income from other sources like interest income from a savings account, Fixed Deposit interest, rent, etc. These incomes are usually mentioned in their Form 26AS, and should also be used to file ITR.

Hope this helps, in case of any query feel free to drop us a message or leave a comment below.


[1] Upload Form 16 | E-File Income Tax Return in 5 minutes | Quicko