If you earn any kind of income in India, you are liable to pay income tax as per the IT Act. Once the tax is paid, you are also required to file tax returns for the same. If you fail to pay the income tax on time or do not file tax returns, you will be required to pay the penalty. In some cases, it could also result in prosecution.

As income tax can be a significant portion of your income, it is very natural to think about the benefits of income tax and filing returns for the taxpayers. If you are wondering the same, here are some benefits you should know about-

1. Nation Building

Taxes is one of the primary sources of income for the government, the money collected in the ex-chequer is used for building infrastructure and other development activities. The government spends the collected money on defence, healthcare, infrastructure, education, and launching various schemes for the masses.

2. Loan Processing

Apart from helping the nation, there are also several personal benefits of income tax filing. For instance, if you want to apply for a loan like a personal loan or home loan, you will be required to submit income proof such as your income tax returns. In most cases, a lender will require you to submit ITR of at least three years.

3. Address Proof

Another important benefit of income tax is that the tax assessment documents work as address proof. There are several documents such as passport, visa application, Aadhar card, license, etc. for which you are required to submit address proofs. Standard proofs like ID cards are generally not valid for such documents. Your income tax documents can be used in such cases.

4. Claim Tax Deductions

One of the biggest benefits of income tax return is claiming tax deductions. There are several ways in which you can reduce your overall tax liability. If you have made such tax-saving investments but have paid more income tax in the form of TDS, you can claim a refund for the same by filing tax returns.

5. High-Value Investments

High-value investments such as purchasing a property are reported to the IT department. When you pay taxes and file returns, these transactions can be reported and substantiated as per your income.

As you can see, there are several benefits of income tax return filing and paying income tax. Play your role in nation building and experience all the other benefits listed above by understanding your tax liabilities and paying them on time.


The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.

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