May 17, 2021 08:55 PM
De-jargoned: Notice for Defective Income Tax Returns Some of you may have noticed over the past few days. Some of those who filed income tax returns for the financial year ended 31-3-2020 received notices. The department may issue notices under section 139 (9). The return should be notified within 15 days of correction in lieu of this notice.
In any case, there is a possibility of mistakes ..
If the return is not filed in the correct form, for example filing Form 3 instead of Form 2.
Failure to include details regarding items in returns. Not filling. Miswriting.
There are a lot of similar examples. Small little mistakes roll. Must be answered for each column. Some do not apply to you. Some you may not have. If not, write ‘Not applicable’. If not, write ‘Stop’. Even a small mistake in online filing can result in a defective return.
Failure to provide details when the hypothetical tax is paid, misspelling
Incompatibility of details of payment of taxes, inconsistency of tax details
Miswriting of information .. Mistakes like appearance of differences, writing of details in the schedule
Notices may come when such errors occur. However, as soon as those notices arrive ..
No need to worry.
Find out what ‘defect’ is. Login to the website.
Notice appears. Download
Understand the ‘defect’.
If you agree with their ‘defect’, correct it by saying yes.
If you do not agree with them, answer ‘No’. Appropriate reasons should be given for this.
The answer should be given within 15 days
Failure to do so will result in termination of return. You are not considered to have filed returns.
Comprehensive information should be provided when correcting the defect. The return may need to be refilled.
De-jargoned: Notice for Defective Income Tax Returns, References should be given. All the details come on the screen. Opigga .. Correct carefully.