Frequently asked questions

Q.

What is notice under section 139(9)?

A.

A tax return is termed defective if it has not been filed with all the necessary information or documents as required under law. If your return is found defective, then I-T department will send you a defective return notice under section 139(9) of the Income Tax Act.

Q.

What are the consequences for not responding to notice u/s 13(9)?

A.

If you receive any notice u/s 139(9) to correct the the defects in the return filed by you earlier and you do not rectify those defects within timelines then your return will be invalidated i.e. it will be assumed that you have not filed any return.
Also penalty and interest might be imposed by the assessing officer for not complying with the notice.

Q.

What is the time limit for rectifying defects in the return u/s for which notice is received u/s 139(9)?

A.

A person who has received notice under section 139(9) about the defective return can rectify the return within a period of 15 days from the date of such intimation of defective return u/s 139(9). He may also rectify the defect within such extended period which the Assessing Officer may allow on receiving an application.

If the defect is not rectified within the allowed period, the return shall be treated as an invalid return and the assessee shall be treated as if he has not filed a return and be subjected to penalty or interest.

Q.

Can I file a revised return to correct mistakes that were made in the original return?

A.

It is possible to file a revised return if the original return has been filed before the due date and the Department has not completed the assessment. However, a revision is not possible for a return filed after the due date.

IT Return can be revised within a period of one year from the end of the relevant assessment year or before completion of the assessment whichever is earlier.

Q.

I have not rectified the defects u/s 139(9) within the prescribed time limits, now my return is invalidated, What to do now?

A.

If the defect is not rectified within the allowed period, the return shall be treated as an invalid return and the assessee shall be treated as if he has not filed a return. In such case the assessee needs to file the original return once again.

Q.

What is ITR V (Acknowledgement) Verification?

A.

Once Income Tax Returns are filed, you need to verify it. It is not treated as valid until it is verified by the taxpayer. There are different ways of verification such as:
1. It can be printed, signed and sent to Centralised Processing Centre, Bengaluru.
2. It can be e-verified using an electronic verification code (EVC), Aadhar, ATMS, netbanking or bank account based validation.

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Revise return in response to notice u/s 139(9) i.e Defective return

Received any notice u/s 139(9) regarding any defects in income reported in the return? Do not hesitate, Our in house experts will assist with all your queries and revise your return in response to notice u/s 139(9)
What are the consequences for not responding to notice u/s 13(9)?If you receive any notice u/s 139(9) to correct the the defects in the return filed by you earlier and you do not rectify those defects within timelines then your return will be invalidated i.e. it will be assumed that you have not filed any return. Also penalty and interest might be imposed by the assessing officer for not complying with the notice.
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  • Guidance and explaining what notice is all about
  • Suggesting the best action plan to be taken
  • Revising Return u/s 139(9) in response to the notice
  • Any Individuals who have received any notices under sectio  139(9)
  • Tax notice received
  • Previous Return filed in response to which notice has been received.
  • Form 26AS (showing TDS credit)
  • Form 16 issued by the employer if any
  • Any other Document as required
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Q.

What is notice under section 139(9)?

A.

A tax return is termed defective if it has not been filed with all the necessary information or documents as required under law. If your return is found defective, then I-T department will send you a defective return notice under section 139(9) of the Income Tax Act.

Q.

What are the consequences for not responding to notice u/s 13(9)?

A.

If you receive any notice u/s 139(9) to correct the the defects in the return filed by you earlier and you do not rectify those defects within timelines then your return will be invalidated i.e. it will be assumed that you have not filed any return.
Also penalty and interest might be imposed by the assessing officer for not complying with the notice.

Q.

What is the time limit for rectifying defects in the return u/s for which notice is received u/s 139(9)?

A.

A person who has received notice under section 139(9) about the defective return can rectify the return within a period of 15 days from the date of such intimation of defective return u/s 139(9). He may also rectify the defect within such extended period which the Assessing Officer may allow on receiving an application.

If the defect is not rectified within the allowed period, the return shall be treated as an invalid return and the assessee shall be treated as if he has not filed a return and be subjected to penalty or interest.

Q.

Can I file a revised return to correct mistakes that were made in the original return?

A.

It is possible to file a revised return if the original return has been filed before the due date and the Department has not completed the assessment. However, a revision is not possible for a return filed after the due date.

IT Return can be revised within a period of one year from the end of the relevant assessment year or before completion of the assessment whichever is earlier.

Q.

I have not rectified the defects u/s 139(9) within the prescribed time limits, now my return is invalidated, What to do now?

A.

If the defect is not rectified within the allowed period, the return shall be treated as an invalid return and the assessee shall be treated as if he has not filed a return. In such case the assessee needs to file the original return once again.

Q.

What is ITR V (Acknowledgement) Verification?

A.

Once Income Tax Returns are filed, you need to verify it. It is not treated as valid until it is verified by the taxpayer. There are different ways of verification such as:
1. It can be printed, signed and sent to Centralised Processing Centre, Bengaluru.
2. It can be e-verified using an electronic verification code (EVC), Aadhar, ATMS, netbanking or bank account based validation.

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