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Is it possible to file income tax returns on behalf of another person?


Date: 22 Jan 2016   Posted By: Amit     Group: Finance & Banking    Category: Investments   

A few of my friends have requested me to file income tax returns for them for this financial year. I would like to gladly help them with the same. However, before I do that, I need to make sure if there are any legal issues doing so?

1. Can I officially file returns for them?
2. What are the things to be aware of?
3. What problems could I get into, in case I inadvertently make a mistake while filing returns?


Planning to file IT returns on behalf of your friend? Check with our finance experts first whether this is legally possible and what are the aspects to be aware of before doing so.


Author: Mahesh    25 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Yes you can file the tax on behalf of another person. However it is helpful for that person and yourself if you open the account on IT dept website. And also link his PAN number with that account. Registering his account on the website and verifying with the phone number helps with the confirmation.

You need following things :

1. Total revenue earned (salary or business) in excel sheet.
2. PDF or printout of bank account statements.
3. Deductible statements (e.g. PPF, health insurance and other deductibles)

Once you make calculations of the amount of money to be paid by tax, just go ahead and file the chalan for him from his bank account.

I suggest instead of going through all the things yourself, pay the CA to do this for you. It saves you time and also the complications.


Author: Joy Joon    25 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Yes you can do that. You will need to create a account on IT Dept site on the behalf of that person.

You will need : -
1. Revenue Figures
2. Statement from Bank or from the place where he works.
Deductible statements are not important but will needed if he applied for any health insurance, etc.

After collecting all these just sign up and upload all these stuff, calculate the amount of tax to be paid by that certain person and file the chalan.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    25 Jan 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Well, it is possible to file income returns for your friend. But for for the purpose, you will need to have all his account credentials. You will need to link his PAN card details to the account on IT site.
You will need to have his netbanking details ( or the credit/debit card card information). It may not be a practically well thought of decision.
As per the law, only legal heirs of a deceased individual can file the returns of the person till the transfer of assets is done.
However, if still you need to do it - you will need following details -

1. The details of the revenue for the filing period

2. Bank statements

3. Deductible accounts if any.






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