Communication of adjustment u/s 143(1)(a)



Did you got an Income Tax Notice on Communication of proposed adjustment u/s 143(1)(a) of Income Tax Act, 1961 this year.

Surprise … Surprise.. In the age of automation, Income Tax department has now put down Nail to all the coffins where Tax payers used to get refund without any proofs.

This is a new process, started by the Income Tax Department post demonetisation, where ITR are now matched online with the income / tax reported by your employer/bank under your PAN as per your Form 26as. Any mismatch arising is reported by department for proposed adjustments under this notice.

Tax Payer is solely responsible for sharing and declaring correct Income and Tax over and above the Form 16, if earned in the ITR related documents.

However now as per the new process, any mismatch between form 26as and return is resulting to income tax notice under proposed adjustment u/s 143(1)(a) of Income Tax Act. Not only Income and Tax but Deduction under Section 80 is also been queried.


What is Communication of proposed adjustment u/s 143(1)(a) of Income Tax Act, 1961 Notice?


This is primarily sent to those Tax payer where there is a - Mismatch between Form 16 and Form 26as - Income declare in Income Tax Return versus Form 26as - Deduction claimed versus reported in Form 16

What should you do in this income tax Notice?


You are herewith afforded an opportunity to respond to the mentioned adjustment(s) proposed u/s. 143(1)(a) within a period of 30 days (thirty days) from the date of issue of this communication. Please provide the required information or file a revised return, as applicable, through online mode.

To submit response, kindly log on to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with your "user name and password" and choose "e-Assessment/Proceeding" under the “e-proceeding" section It’s a simple process which needs to be done within 30 days of notice receiving, If you don’t see any proceeding under e-Assessment/Proceeding and you received this notice, please wait for 5 days as it take some time to appear under your login.

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Please share the following documents:

- Notice Copy
- Form 16
- Form 26as
- Income Tax website ID and Password
- ITR V or Filing acknowledgmennt

Please remember, In case, no response is received within 30 days (thirty days) of 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 by Income tax department.

Communication of prima facie adjustment u/s 143(1)(a)



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How should I reply to Income Tax Notice?



Step 1: Login Into Income Tax Website


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Step 2: Click on "e-Proceeding" and then "e-Assessment/Proceeding"



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Step 3: Click on "Proceeding Name" hyperlink to view the proceeding details



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