How to View and Respond to Outstanding Income Tax Demand

By | December 18, 2018
(Last Updated On: December 18, 2018)

View and Respond to an Outstanding Tax Demand

Outstanding tax demand arises when taxpayer’s tax as per Income Tax Return is less than the tax payable as per Income Tax Department.
ITD sends the intimation under Section 143(1) asking for outstanding demand along with the calculations, stating the reason why you need to pay more tax.
You can go through the calculations and pay the outstanding tax if you agree or disagree the outstanding demand.
Perform the following steps for online payment of outstanding tax demand.

Step 1Logon to ‘e-Filing’ Portal
Step 2Go to the ‘e-File’ menu located at upper-left side of the page ⇒ Click ‘Response to Outstanding Tax Demand’
Step 3Click the hyperlink Submit located under Response column (To respond Outstanding Tax Demand)
Step 4Taxpayer has to select one of the following options from the radio button:

  • Demand is correct (Once confirmed then you cannot ‘Dis-agree with the Demand’)
  • Demand is partially correct (Enter the both amount which is correct and which is incorrect)
  • Disagree with the Demand(Provide the details for disagreement along with reasons)
  • Demand is not correct but agree for adjustment (Once confirmed then you cannot Dis-agree with the Demand)

To know more about all these four options,Click here

Step 5Click ‘Submit’

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