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What is Form 15G and Form 15H

Everything You Need To Know About Form 15G and Form 15H

With fixed interest rate and attractive returns, Fixed Deposits are one of the most preferred investment options for most investors. However, the interest you earn from Fixed Deposit is fully taxable. As per the recent Interim Budget, TDS threshold has been raised to Rs. 40,000 from Rs. 10,000 for banks and post office deposits. For those whose interest earnings are greater than this amount, Form 15G and Form 15H can help you avoid the TDS, right at the start of the fiscal year.


What is Form 15H?

Form 15H – You can furnish Form 15H for fixed deposit, if you meet the following conditions:

  • You must be an individual and an Indian Resident
  • You should be at least 60 years old
  • The tax computed on your total income should be nil

How to fill Form 15G or Form 15H?

Once you’ve met the required conditions for furnishing Forms 15G and 15H, you can start filling them. Are you wondering how to fill Form 15G or Form 15H? It’s easy. Here’s are the steps you need to take:

  • Fill in the different fields in Form 15G and Form 15H
  • Attach your PAN copy with the declaration
  • Submit the Forms to your financier.

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Both Forms 15G and 15H are valid for 1 year, and should be submitted to your financier at the start of the year. You must ensure that your financier does not deduct the tax, before you furnish the forms, because the bank may not be able to refund it. To get your money back, you may need to file your ITR and claim a refund of your TDS amount.

How to download Form 15G and Form 15H PDF?

To download Form 15G or Form 15H, here’s what you need to do:

  • Visit the Income Tax Department website
  • Under ‘Frequently used Forms’, look for Form 15G or Form 15H, depending on your requirement.
  • Click on the PDF icon next to it and download the form

Once you’ve downloaded the form, prepare and print 3 copies for it. Sign and submit the printed documents to your financier.

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