CBDT processes 6.53 lakh online tax returns’ correction requests

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India’s tax department has processed over 6.53 lakh online rectification applications in the last fiscal and asked assessees to make use of the e-filing portal for correcting mistakes in tax returns, an official statement said on Friday.

“Taxpayers who are not satisfied with the outcome of processing of their Income Tax Return by the Centralised Processing Centre (CPC), Bengaluru, can avail of the facility of online filing and tracking of rectification requests on https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in,” the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement here.

Its CPC has already processed 6,53,763 online rectification requests in 2015-16 till February 29, 2016, the statement added.

CBDT said a detailed user manual for filing online rectification is available on the e-filing portal, on which taxpayers can also monitor the status of disposal of their requests.

It said that in case of any mistake in data entry of tax payment or tax deduction at source (TDS) details, taxpayer can use the “Rectification Request Type – Taxpayer is correcting data for Tax Credit mismatch only” option on the website for entering the correct details.

In case of a data entry mistake in any other schedule, or omission of any details, the taxpayer can select the option “Taxpayer is correcting Data in Rectification” and the reason for seeking rectification.

In any other case, the taxpayer can select the option “No further Data Correction Required, Reprocess the case” where the mistake in processing may have occurred due to non-reporting of TDS by the deductor.

“CBDT is committed to ensuring accuracy in processing of returns and determination of refunds and seeks the active cooperation of taxpayers in ensuring correctness of data while submitting the return or rectification request,” it said.