If you have received a notice from the Income Tax Department regarding your income tax return, it is important to respond to the notice in a timely and appropriate manner. The notice could be for various reasons such as non-filing of return, mismatch in income reported, non-disclosure of income, etc.
To respond to the notice, you will need to carefully read and understand the contents of the notice. You may need to gather relevant documents and information related to your income, taxes paid, deductions claimed, etc. It is recommended to consult a tax expert if you have any doubts or need assistance in responding to the notice.
Once you have the necessary information, you can draft a suitable response to the notice. The response should be clear, concise, and address the specific issues raised in the notice. You may need to provide additional information or clarification regarding your income, expenses, deductions, taxes paid, etc.
After drafting the response, you can submit it online through the Income Tax Department's e-filing portal or physically to the relevant income tax office. It is important to ensure that the response is submitted within the specified time limit mentioned in the notice. Failure to respond to the notice could lead to penalties or further action by the Income Tax Department.
In case you are unable to respond to the notice due to any valid reason such as illness, travel, etc., you can request for an extension of time to respond to the notice. This request can be made online or by submitting a physical application to the relevant income tax office.