Here’s how you can resolve your outstanding tax demand to enable quick processing

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If you are one of those people who are waiting for the income tax refund and not yet received it, there could be an outstanding tax demand from the income tax department. If any tax refund is due, the refund will be adjusted against the outstanding demand.

In the case of higher refunds, it is better to confirm and pay any tax due to the government. Once the outstanding tax is paid to the government, your income tax return will get processed and tax refund, if any will become payable. In order to check your Outstanding Tax Demand status, you can log on to the e-filing website of the income tax department.

You can not only submit the response online but also pay outstanding tax demand online if any. You can even choose to Agree or Disagree with the tax demand.

Here is how to check Outstanding Tax Demand Status:

  1. Log-on to ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  2. Go to the ‘e-File’ menu and click ‘Response to Outstanding Demand’.
  3. Click the hyperlink ‘Submit’ located under the ‘Response’ column
  4. As a taxpayer, you can pay the demand by clicking the link under the ‘Pay Tax’ option.
  5. You will be redirected to the NSDL website to pay the tax.
  6. You can choose any one of the listed responses.
  • Demand is correct – If you confirm ‘Demand is correct’ then you cannot disagree with the demand again.
  • Demand is partially correct
  • Disagree with demand
  • Demand is not correct but agrees for adjustment

How to respond to outstanding demand:

  • On choosing ‘Demand is correct’, click on the ‘Submit’ button to ‘Confirm’ and complete the response submission process.
  • On choosing ‘Demand is partially correct’, Enter the ‘Amount which is correct and the ‘Amount which is incorrect’ will be auto-filled. Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and ‘Submit’ the response.
  • On choosing ‘Disagree with demand’, Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and ‘Submit’ the response.
  • On choosing ‘Demand is not correct but agree for adjustment’, Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and ‘Submit’ the response.
  • On choosing ‘Demand is not correct but agree for adjustment’, Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and ‘Submit’ the response.

Paid outstanding tax demand? Do this next

On successful submission of the response, a success message along with Transaction ID is displayed. After paying outstanding tax demand, you can view the submitted response by following the steps stated below:

  • Go to ‘e-File’ after logging in the e-filing website.
  • Click on ‘Response to Outstanding Demand’ and then,
  • Click on the ‘View’ link under the ‘Response’ column
  • In the new page click on the ‘Transaction Id’ hyperlink.

As per the Income Tax Department, once the e-Filed returns are processed and outstanding tax demand available in e-Filing
portal, assessee is facilitated to submit the response against outstanding tax demand raised by CPC/AST.

 

 

 

 

 

Source- policybazaar

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