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Password to Open an Income Tax Notice

How to open Income tax notice and whapassword to open notice

Upon the successful submission of your Income Tax Return (ITR), the income tax department initiates the processing of the submitted return. Following this, an intimation is sent under section 143(1) of the Income Tax Act.. This correspondence serves as a notification regarding the completion of the processing, informing you about any outstanding tax liabilities or eligibility for a refund. In instances where the income tax department detects discrepancies or suspects fraudulent activities or misreporting of income in the ITR, it may issue a notice. Different types of notices are utilized for various purposes.


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What is the Password for Opening an Income Tax Notice

Notices received from the income tax department are encrypted and protected with a password to safeguard sensitive taxpayer information. To open any income tax notice, enter your PAN number in lowercase, followed by your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format.

For example, if your PAN number is ABCDE1234H and your date of birth is 6th Dec 1996, the password would be : abcde1234h06121996.

Circumstances when you can receive an income tax notice

  1. Discrepancies in ITR: If there are inconsistencies or errors in the information provided in your Income Tax Return (ITR), the tax department may issue a notice to seek clarification or additional details.

  2. Non-filing or Delayed Filing: If you fail to file your ITR within the specified deadline or there is a delay in filing, the tax department may issue a notice prompting you to comply with the filing requirements.

  3. Scrutiny or Detailed Examination: The income tax department may select your return for scrutiny or detailed examination to ensure accuracy and compliance. In such cases, you could receive a notice requiring you to provide supporting documents.

  4. Outstanding Tax Payments: If you have outstanding tax liabilities or dues, the tax department may issue a notice to prompt the payment of taxes, penalties, or fees.

  5. Defective Return: If the assessing officer identifies defects in the return you have filed, a notice under section 139(9) may be issued, requiring you to rectify the issues.

  6. Information Mismatch: If there is a mismatch between the information reported in your return and the data available to the tax department, you may receive a notice seeking clarification.

  7. Suspected Fraud or Misreporting: The income tax department may issue a notice if they suspect fraudulent activities or misreporting of income in your ITR.

Types of Notices

These notices encompass confidential taxpayer information and, as a precautionary measure, are consistently issued in encrypted form with password protection. Let's delve into the distinct types of notices you might encounter:

  • Intimation u/s143(1): This serves as a formal announcement that your ITR has undergone processing, disclosing any additional tax liabilities or eligibility for a refund.

  • Notice u/s 142(1): Issued when the income tax officer requires supplementary documents for filing the ITR or demands the submission of your return.

  • Notice u/s 139(9): A defective return notice is issued if the assessing officer perceives a defect in the furnished return.

  • Notice u/s 143(2): Sent when your ITR is subjected to detailed examination or scrutiny.

  • Notice u/s 156: If an individual taxpayer has outstanding tax, penalty, or fee obligations, a notice under section 156 may be issued.

  • Notice u/s 245: Issued if the assessing officer identifies outstanding demands from previous years.