Since the amount disclosed in income chargeable under the head salaries is less than 90% of Salary reported in TDS 1, please ensure to fill details in Others in Exempt Income – an error that many of salaried tax payers are facing while filing their income tax returns. In this post we tell you why you get this error and the way around.
Why the Error?
This error occurs when your gross salary as reported by your employer in Form 26AS is higher than the one quoted by you from Form 16 while filing your tax return.
Your Form 26AS numbers matches with what is quoted in Form 16 – Part A by your employer. Below is a sample:
While filing the return online, the ITR Form automatically picks up data from Form 26AS. You can check the same in Tax Details tab >> Sch TDS 1 as shown below
The above salary in the header “Income chargeable under salaries” is Gross salary (as can be seen in the Form 16 Part B below) but while filing your return, you need to put only your Net salary.
Net salary = Gross Salary – Tax Free Allowances
The error occurs when Net Salary is less than 90% of gross salary & you do not report the tax-free allowances in exempted income section of ITR
Like in this case the Gross Salary is Rs 15,86,610 and net salary is Rs 13,12,938. The percentage of Net to Gross salary is 83%. Since this is less than 90%, you get the error.
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How to Correct the error?
The error is easy to correct. All you need to do is report your tax-free allowances in the exempt income section. This can be done as follows for ITR 1.
Go to Taxes Paid & Verification tab >> Exempt Income (For reporting purposes) >> fill (iv) others. As per the above Form 16, we have below 3 tax-free allowances
Also Read: 11 Tax Free Components You Must have in Salary
This is how we fill it in exempt allowance section:
If you notice there are several headers under exempt allowance, which you can choose as per your requirement. Below is the list of exempt allowances header in ITR 1.
I hope this post would help you to understand and resolve the error in ITR “The amount of salary disclosed in Income details/Part BTI is less than 90% of Salary reported in Schedule TDS1”.