My tax papers are yet under computation with my chartered accountant for various reasons and hence I do not have tax returns for the visa documentation. Also, my employer does not provide with Form 16 (wikipedia link) as well.

How should I apply for the visa?

I have fixed deposit receipts worth 600,000 Indian Rupees (approx. 8000 EUR) and already visited 10 countries previously including USA.

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    SInce you're discussing Schengen Visa, it's probably helpful to convert that 6 lacs into euro's.
    – MSalters
    Aug 25, 2016 at 10:51
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    What is an "IT return"?
    – phoog
    Aug 25, 2016 at 12:13
  • @phoog Income Tax
    – DumbCoder
    Aug 25, 2016 at 12:23
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    What's Form 16? Aug 25, 2016 at 12:36
  • @BurhanKhalid It is a statement provided by employers to employees in India. It shows the salary paid in a financial year and the amount deducted as income tax "at source" by employers. In many cases, it is an acceptable alternative to Income tax return in India
    – RedBaron
    Aug 26, 2016 at 6:22

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In the same situation in the US, when applying for German Shenghen visa for my mom as a sponsor, I provided the old tax return (for year 2014), a brief informal summary for year 2015 with a copy of the last 2015 paystub (in US it also lists the total income and tax payments), and a note that I haven't filed 2015 tax return yet. It was accepted, and the visa was issued.

If you don't have paystubs showing this information, you can provide either:

  • all paystubs for the 2015 (showing you were receiving salary the whole year);
  • bank statements, if your salary was deposited to your bank;
  • a statement from your accountant summarizing your income for 2015, which should also mention the information where your accountant got those numbers;

If the Consulate needs more information, they would let you know during the interview, and you'd be able to follow up with them (even by email).

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