After the taxpayer has filed the income tax return, he/she might receive Letter of Intimation under section 143 (1) of the Income Tax Act. Many of you might feel that this letter contains any impending fines or appearances before the Income Tax Department. But, that’s not the case, this letter of intimation will let you know of you have any further taxes to be paid, or you will receive tax refunds from the IT Department.
Before Income Tax Department issues the intimation letter, it is first processed online at Centralised Processing Centre for all the ITRs processed under section 143 (1) filed by the taxpayers.
How Will I Receive Notice under Section 143 (1) of the Income Tax Act?
Taxpayers will receive notice from the Income Tax Department on their registered email-address. To better understand this, your email-address is the one you use while e-filing your returns. Also, the department sends an SMS alert at the taxpayer’s registered mobile number confirming that the intimation notice has been sent to your registered e-mail address.
When does Income Tax Department Issues Income Tax Intimation?
Since 1st April 2021, Income Tax Department has revised the time limit of issuing intimation notice by three months. As per the tax rules, the department needs to send the notice within 9 months from the end of the financial year in which ITR is processed.
How Can I Request for Resending Intimation Order Under Section 143 (1)?
After the Income Tax Return is processed by CPC, taxpayer receives an Intimation at their registered email ID. Follow the below-mentioned steps to resend the Intimation order.
Step 1: Logon to ‘e-Filing’ Portal https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
Step 2: Go to the ‘My Account’ menu and Click ‘Service Request’.
Step 3: Select the ‘Request Type’ as ‘New Request’, Select the ‘Request Category’ as ‘Intimation u/s 143(1)154/16(1)/35’ and Click ‘Submit’
Step 4: Enter the following details:
- Return Type
- Assessment Year
- Category (Intimation u/s 143(1))
- Sub Category (if applicable)
Step 5: Click ‘Submit’To View the status of submitted form
What is the Password for Intimation under section 143 (1)?
After you have received the intimation under section 143 (1), you need to download the attachment to view the letter. The letter of intimation is password protected. To open/view your intimation letter, you need to enter the password. The ITR Intimation password will be your PAN (in Lowercase) followed by DOB (DD/MM/YYYY) format without giving space.
Section 143 (1) of the Income Tax Act- FAQs
No. The letter of intimation under section 143 (1) is not an assessment order.
After you have filed your ITR, the income tax refund usually takes around 20-45 days after the ITR is processed.
Yes. It is a computer generated automated message that generally indicates taxation errors if any that exists in tax e-filing.