Online filing of Tax Return - Step by Step Guide

To submit Request for Rectification of Income Tax Return, please follow the below steps :
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 "Rectification Request".
Step 3Enter PAN, Assessment Year, and Communication Reference Number in the Latest order (either u/s 143(1) or u/s 154). Click on 'Validate' button.
Step 4On successful validation, an additional dropdown is displayed for selecting Rectification Request Type.
Taxpayer can select the following options:
  • "Taxpayer is correcting data for Tax Credit Mismatch only"
  • "Tax Payer is correcting the data in rectification"
  • "No further Data Correction required. Reprocess the case"
Step 5On selecting, "Taxpayer is correcting data for Tax Credit Mismatch only" the taxpayer can fill the schedules (i.e. TDS on salary/ TDS other than salary/TCS details/ IT details / DDTP). If the rectification is due to incorrect data entry in TDS or Tax Payment schedule of ITR such as wrong TAN number of Deductor entered or omission of TDS entry (TDS by 2 employers shown against TAN of only one employer) (there is no need to re-submit the entire corrected return)
Step 6Click on "Submit" button.

On successful validation, the rectification return is uploaded and success message is displayed.

Step 7On selecting "Tax Payer is correcting the data in rectification" and "Rectification Reason" the taxpayer is directed to page where following details are displayed if the rectification is due to incorrect data entry in any other schedule in the ITR (entire corrected return data has to be re-submitted):
  • Reason you selected
  • Schedules Being Changed
  • Select and upload the rectification XML file
  • Select the type of Digital certificate (If Applicable)
Step 8Click on "Submit" button.

On successful validation, the rectification return is uploaded and success message is displayed.

Step 9On selecting "No further Data Correction required. Reprocess the case" the following check boxes are provided if the data submitted in ITR is correct, but TDS mismatch has been rectified by Deductor etc:
  • Tax Credit Mismatch
  • Gender Mismatch
  • Tax/Interest Computation
Step 10The taxpayer has to select any of the check box to submit the rectified return.
Step 11Click on "Submit" button.

On successful validation, the rectification return is uploaded and success message is displayed.

This ends the process of submitting request for rectification.

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