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

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.

Error while filing ITR - amount disclosed in income chargeable under the head salaries is less than
Error while filing ITR – amount disclosed in income chargeable under the head salaries is less than 90% …

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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:

Form 16 Vs Form 26AS
Form 16 Vs Form 26AS

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

TDS 1 - Details of Tax deducted at Source from Salary
TDS 1 – Details of Tax deducted at Source from Salary

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.

Gross Salary Vs Net Salary - Form 16
Gross Salary Vs Net Salary – Form 16

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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

Tax Free Allowance in Salary
Tax Free Allowance in Salary

This is how we fill it in exempt allowance section:

Filling Exempt Allowance Section in ITR 1
Filling Exempt Allowance Section in ITR 1

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.

Exempt Allowances that are available for ITR 1
Exempt Allowances that are available for 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”.

55 thoughts on “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”

  1. Hi,
    If I put my Net salary in ‘Income Chargeable under Head’ section, the income tax is showing the same.
    But, after following the procedure (Keep the Gross salary in ‘Income Chargeable under Head’ and add HRS and conveyance in ‘Exempt Income’ Section), my income tax got increased.

  2. because of this adjustment, It shows that I have to pay an extra tax because Gross salary is considered and tax free allowance is applied in exempt allowance..

    1. plz change the gross income to reflect income under head salaries. U dont need to pay any extra tax, as u have already mentioned exempted income details

  3. Hello Sir am not understanding some problems please can i contact you with a mobile number please contact me 9912945042 this my number other wise u can give a number i will call you sir please…

  4. Gourav Kumar Soni

    Hi Amit,

    I have donated $200 to CRY, USA & they given me receipt for it. It was wire transfer. On receipt it mentioned that under the 501(c)(3) section.
    Can I use this details in my ITR to get some TAX benefits?
    If yes, where should I mention it?

  5. Mohamed Kaamraan

    Awesome, I just used the method you described and it worked with no further issues. Just that I had to remove the special character “+” from Description section and replaced with “and” coz it was giving me error as “taxes paid invalid character(s) in input”

  6. Manjunath Jogin

    Hi Amit,

    To avoid that error message, I entered in tab “Tax Paid and verification” as you mentioned.
    do I need to change value in tab “Tax Details”, Income chargeable under Salaries [col(3)] by deducting
    “Tax Paid and verification” total amount.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Manjunath

  7. Manjunath Jogin

    Hi Amit,

    In my case it is like this
    tab “Computation of Income and Tax”, Income chargeable under the head “Salaries”(i+ii+iii+iv+v) = 7,00,000 ;
    tab “Tax Details”, Income chargeable under Salaries [col(3)]= 8,00,000.

    I am also getting same error

    I entered in “Tax Paid and verification as you mentioned.
    Now I am stuck up for next step , do I need to change value in tab “Tax Details”, Income chargeable under Salaries [col(3)]=7,00,000.
    Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Manjnath

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