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Modified on : 6 May, 2018

Submit Online Respose to Income Tax Demand
Step by Step Guide

Step by Step Guide to Submit Online Respose to Income Tax Demand
Step 1Login to e-Filing website with User ID, Password, Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation and Captcha.
Step 2Go to My Account and click on "Response to Outstanding Tax Demand".
Step 3Details given below would be displayed.
  • Assessment Year
  • Section Code
  • Demand Identification Number (DIN)
  • Date on which demand is raised
  • Outstanding demand amount
  • Uploaded By
  • Rectification Rights
  • Response- Submit and View
Step 4You must click on "Submit" link under Response column for the respective AY in order to submit the response.

Taxpayer has to select one of the options from the radio button.

  • Demand is correct
  • Demand is partially correct
  • Disagree with demand
Step 5If taxpayer selects "Demand is correct", then a pop up is displayed as "If you confirm "Demand is correct' then you cannot 'Disagree with the demand'. Click on "Submit". A success message is displayed.

If any refund is due, the outstanding demand along with interest will be adjusted against the refund due.

In any other case taxpayer has to immediately pay the demand.

Step 6If taxpayer selects "Demand is partially correct", then "Amount which is correct" and "Amount which is incorrect" has to entered.
Step 7If taxpayer has provided 'amount which is incorrect' then he should mandatorily fill one or more reasons for stating so as listed below:
  1. Demand has been already Paid -
  2. Demand paid and Challan has CIN

Demand paid and Challan has no CINDemand has already been reduced by rectification/revision Demand has already been reduced by Appellate Order but appeal effect has to be given by Department.
Appeal has been filed and

  1. Stay petition has been filed with
  2. Stay has been granted by
  3. Instalment has been granted by

Rectification / Revised Return has been filed at CPC.
Rectification has been filed with Assessing Officer.
Others

Step 8Based on the reason selected, the assessee needs to provide additional information as per the below table.
Reason SelectedAdditional Details Required
Demand paid and Challan has CINBSR Code
Date of payment
Serial Number
Amount
Remarks
Demand paid and Challan has no CINDate of payment
Amount
Remarks
Uplaod copy of Challan
Demand already reduced by rectification / RevisionDate of Order
Demand after rectification/ revision
Details of AO
Upload Rectification / Giving appeal effect order passed by AO
Demand already reduced by Appellate Order but appeal effect to be givenDate of Order
Order passed by
Reference Number of Order
Appeal has been filed: Stay petition has been filedDate of filing of appeal
Appeal Pending with
Stay petition filed with
Appeal has been filed: Stay has been grantedDate of filing of appeal
Appeal Pending with
Stay granted by
Upload copy of Stay
Appeal has been filed: Instalment has been grantedDate of filing of appeal
Appeal Pending with
Instalment granted by
Upload copy of stay/instalment order
Rectification / Revised Return filed at CPCFiling Type
e-Filed Acknowledgement No.
Remarks
Upload Challan Copy
Upload TDS Certificate
Upload Letter requesting rectification copy
Upload Indemnity Bond
Rectification filed with AODate of application
Remarks
OthersOthers
Step 9If assessee selects "Disagree with the Demand", then assessee must furnish the details for disagreement along with reasons. Details / Reasons are same as provided under ""Demand is partially correct".
Step 10After assesse submits the response the success screen would be displayed along with the Transaction ID.
Step 11Assessees can click on 'View' link under Response column to view the response submitted.

The following details are displayed:

  • Serial Number
  • Transaction ID - A hyper link
  • Date of Response
  • Response Type

Click on Transaction ID to know the details of response submitted.

This ends the process of submitting response to outstanding tax demand.

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