Check ITR for discrepancies before responding to notice from tax dept

Respond on time, with expert help if required, to prevent further punitive measures

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Reasons for notices being issued are claiming of excess deduction, and exclusion of information required to claim a benefit.

Bindisha Sarang Mumbai
An income-tax (I-T) notice, which is essentially a written communication sent by the I-T Department to a taxpayer alerting him about an issue with his tax account, usually causes panic. Taxpayers should calmly examine the notice and send a timely response to it, with expert help if required.

Notice versus intimation

A notice is different from an intimation. Sandeep Bajaj, managing partner, PSL Advocates & Solicitors, says, “An intimation may not always require action on the assessee’s part. He may just be required to take note of the matter.”

A notice, on the other hand, requires the assessee to either

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 5:53 PM IST

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