The Income Tax Department Receives information from various sources such as SEBI, CBIC, MoMSME, etc. through it’s data partnerships.
Using the e-campaign tab of the compliance portal, the Income Tax Department seeks feedback on these data points from the taxpayer. The ITD usually contacts the taxpayer via e-Mails, SMS, phone calls, notices, and letters to visit the compliance portal and submit the response against the identified issue.
Certain transactions reported to the Income Tax Department (ITD), in an FY, are displayed to the taxpayer for a confirmation response. These transactions are considered not in line with the profile of the taxpayer based on pre-defined rules. The options of feedback are mentioned under the e-Campaign option under the Compliance Portal home page.
Steps to access and submit a response on e-compliance portal
- Login to Income Tax Portal
Login to incometax.gov.in using your PAN/Aadhaar and OTP/password. Navigate to ‘Pending Actions’ > ‘Compliance Portal’ > Select the relevant e-campaign
- Select the relevant e-campaign
Choose the relevant e-campaign and click on ‘Provide Feedback in AIS’
- Select the Information Category
The information for which you would have received communication would be marked as with an ‘e’.
- Select the Transactions
The transactions for which the feedback is required would be marked as ‘Expected’
- Select the Response and Submit
Based on your response, select the most appropriate option from the following
– Information is correct
– Income is not taxable
– Information is not fully correct
– Information relates to other PAN/year
– Information is duplicate/included in other displayed information
– Information is denied
The identified non-filers are informed by SMS, e-mails, and letters in batches. In case a notice is issued, the assessee can view detailed information on the income tax e-Filing portal by logging into the account. You can also file a response on the portal.
You can view the notice and post a reply in the section “View and Submit Compliance.” Under the ‘View and Submit Compliance’ tab, you will find a “Filing of Income Tax return” option through which you can provide the response related to ITRs. You can either choose: ‘ITR has been filed’ or ‘ITR has not been filed’.
In case, no response is received within 30 days of the issue of this intimation, the return of income will be processed after making necessary adjustment(s) u/s 143(1)(a) of Income Tax Act, 1961 without providing any further opportunities in this matter.