Income Tax Compliances

If you fail to file your ITR within the due date for some reason or another, expect a compliance notice to land at your doorstep any time soon. And in case the notice does show up, this blog will surely go a long way in helping you to answer the compliance notice.
The Income Tax Department has installed a Non-Files Monitoring System (NMS). Non-filers of ITR with potential tax liabilities are identified by analysing information received under Annual Information Return (AIR)

Procedure To Reply Against Income Tax Compliance Notices

Most experts suggest that before reverting to such notice, one should immediately consult an expert on the matter. A revert or answer must be sent once all the details have been discussed and pondered upon. Post this you can log on to the department’s e-filing portal and follow the steps below for reverting to them.

Step 1: First of all, log in to the e-filing portal. Go to the My Log-in menu, and select Compliance Portal. After confirmation, you will be redirected to the compliance portal. Click on the e-verification tab.

Step 2: Click on the view button against the case

1. View and Submit My Compliance – On selecting the first option you will be able to view information about your non-compliance details as per the departmental records. Additionally, you will also see any third-party information that the department seeks from you.

In this case, you can choose between two options.

  • The Return Has Been Filed – You can choose the first option if you have filed a return and you still have a notice. But along with this, you will have to give other information like the settlement number, and date of filing of returns. If you have filed an e-return, all the information will be automatically updated.
  • The Return Has Not Been Filed – But if you choose the second option that you have not filed the return, then you will get four options to answer.
    • First, the preparation of returns continues
    • Second, the business is closed
    • Third, there is no taxable income
    • Fourth, Other (Others)

Note: When you choose the fourth option, you need to write a comment on it.

Step 3: As soon as you have entered all the necessary information. Press the Submit button and your answer will be recorded. In the same way, you have to answer the second option. Where any information related to the third party is sought from you. In this, you get about 11 different options, through which you can answer.

Step 4: As soon as you submit your reply, Your answer will be checked by the income tax department at their own level. If your answer is satisfactory, the case will be closed.