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If you have received an Income tax notice to file returns in an email from the Income Tax Department which looks like this

As per our records, it is observed that you have not filed your Income Tax Returns. Please login to https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. and submit details under Compliance module.Procedure:
In the menu “Compliance”, select the “Submit Form” option. There are two tabs.
1. “Filing of Income Tax Return”
If your selection against “Response” is
a) “ITR has not been filed” – you should select any one of the reasons from the dropdown (Return under preparation or Business has been closed or No taxable Income or Others. Please enter the remarks, if you select the option “Others”)
b) “ITR has been filed” – please update details such as Mode (e-Filed or Paper), Date, Acknowledgment Number and Circle or Ward and City (paper filing).
2. “Related Information Summary”
Your selection against “Information Relates” should be either Self or Other PAN (specify the PAN) or Not Known or I need more Information.
After filling the information, click on the SUBMIT button.
You can view the submitted information in “View My Submission” under the “Compliance” menu.

The Income Tax department is sending this letter to people who have not e-Filed or have not disclosed all incomes according to their records.

In short, the Income Tax Department wants you to explain why you haven’t e-Filed your return and may additionally ask you to explain some facts regarding your income.

Doing this is fairly simple. Here’s an in-depth illustrated guide on how to do so.

Login to https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/

The Income Tax Department has created a new module in its interface called “Compliances”

1. Login to your Income Tax Department website account. (If you do not have access to your Income Tax Department Account, contact ClearTax)Income tax notice to file returns - Compliance Module on Website Navigation2. If you haven’t filed your return choose the reason you haven’t done so and reach out to one of tax experts who will assist you with this matter
Income tax notice to file returns- Reasons for ITR not being filed


If you have already filed your Income Tax Return for the year in question, pick the type of filing and enter your Acknowledgement Number and Date of Filing. And wait for the next communication from the IT Department.
Income tax notice to file returns - proof of already being filed

3. You may also be requested to submit the “Compliance Form”. This is basically a list of all major financial transactions carried out associated with your PAN. Here’s an example —
Income tax notice to file returns - records about your income

Look at the list items for the relevant year and mark the answers duly.
For example:

  1. CIB-403” or “Time Deposit exceeding Rs. 2,00,000/- with a Banking Company” may relate to your Fixed Deposits
  2. TDS-92B” or “TDS Return – Salary to employees (Section 192)” relates to income you have received as salary
  3. AIR-002” or “Paid Rs. 2,00,000 or more against Credit Card Bills” relates to your credit card spending
  4. TDS-94A” or “TDS Return – Interest other than interest on securities (Section 194A)” may relate to taxable interest income you may receive

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31st March 2018 is the last date to file last year tax returns
Last date
for filing
2015-16 31 March 2018
2016-17 31 March 2018
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