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Filing Income Tax Return with Multiple Form 16

Last Update Date : May 17, 2019
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Step By Step Guide for e-Filing ITR with Multiple Form 16

You may receive multiple Form 16s when you switch jobs in a single financial year. It is important to consider the Form 16 from your previous employer as well as your current employer to file your income tax return correctly.

Read this guide by H&R Block to know how to file your income tax return when you have multiple Form 16s.

Meaning of Form 16

Form 16 is a certificate your employer issues to you when he deducts tax from your salary. It contains a summary of your salary, including allowances and deductions, as well as the details of the TDS deducted on the salary and deposited with the ITD.

e-Filing with Multiple Form 16

You need not worry about filing your income tax return if you have more than one form 16. Simply follow the steps given below to file your income tax return with H&R Block:

  • Step 1: Register yourself with your email ID on the H&R Block website
  • Step 2: Upload all your form 16s, form 26AS and any other relevant documents.
  • Step 3: Choose your preferred package based on your tax complexity and make the payment.
  • Step 4: Get your queries answered by your tax advisor while he prepares your taxes.
  • Step 5: Review and approve your return which your advisor will send you via email.
  • Step 6: Your tax advisor will then file your return for you.

SIDENOTE: All the documents you upload will always be available on the secure and encrypted cloud application.

People Also Ask

Q. How can I upload multiple form 16s?

A. When you upload your documents to the H&R Block website, you have an option to submit multiple form 16s.

Q. Can form 16 be issued in the middle of the financial year?

A. No. form 16 is only issued 2-3 months after the end of the financial year.

Q. How can I get form 16 from my previous employer?

A. Contact the HR or finance department of your previous firm and ask them for your Form 16.

All your form 16s, income tax return and return acknowledgement in form ITR-V will be available to you in the online repository on the “My Account” page. You can access all your documents anytime, anywhere for future reference, especially for visa and loan application.

How can H&R Block help you?

H&R Block is the world’s largest Income Tax filing services provider. Get your efiling of Income Tax done by our tax experts who will help you understand your tax modalities, prepare your return and file it online.


  • Knowledgeable & experienced tax professionals
  • Accurate calculation & speedy filing
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Chetan Chandak (B.Com, LLB)
Chetan is the Head of Tax Research at H&R Block (India) with an experience of more than a decade in tax advising. He is also a regular contributor for some of the leading news publications in India such as Economic Times, Financial Express and Money Control. Professionally, Chetan is fascinated by international taxation and expat-related tax research.

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