The officials from Central Board of Direct Taxes have said that the taxpayers can now file their returns without Form 16.
According to them annexures and certificates relating to tax deducted at source like Form 16 are not required to be submitted along with income tax returns.
The credit for tax deducted at source will be allowed on the basis of details furnished in the relevant schedules of the Income tax return forms.
If any documents are attached with the returns, the receiving official will detach and return them to the taxpayer.
These original documents and certificates will be produced by assessees as and when called for by the assessing officer.