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Submit Response to Outstanding Tax Demand
of Income Tax Return by Tax Payer,
Please follow following steps

Step by Step Guide
Step 1 Login to e-Filing website with User ID, Password, Date of Birth/ Date of Incorporation and Captcha.
Step 2 Go to My Account and click on "Response to Outstanding Tax Demand".
Step 3 Below details would be displayed.
  • Assessment Year
  • Section Code
  • Demand Identification Number (DIN)
  • Date on which demand is raised
  • Outstanding demand amount
  • Uploaded By
  • Rectification Rights
  • Response- Submit and View
  • Step 4 Taxpayer must click on "Submit" link under Response column for the respective AY in order to submit the response. Taxpayer has to select one of the options from the radio button.
  • Demand is correct
  • Demand is partially correct
  • Disagree with demand
  • Step 5 If taxpayer selects "Demand is correct", then a pop up is displayed as "If you confirm "Demand is correct' then you cannot 'Disagree with the demand'. Click on"Submit". A success message is displayed.
  • If any refund is due, the outstanding demand along with interest will be adjusted against the refund due.
  • In any other case taxpayer has to immediately pay the demand.
  • Step 6 If taxpayer selects "Demand is partially correct", then "Amount which is correct" and "Amount which is incorrect" has to entered.
    Step 7 If taxpayer has provided 'amount which is incorrect' then he should mandatorily fill one or more reasons for stating so as listed below:
  • Demand has been already Paid -
  • 1 Demand paid and Challan has CIN
  • 2 Demand paid and Challan has no CIN
  • Demand has already been reduced by rectification/revision
  • Demand has already been reduced by Appellate Order but appeal effect has to be given by Department
  • Appeal has been filed and
  • 1 Stay petition has been filed with
  • 2 Stay has been granted by
  • 3 Instalment has been granted by
  • Rectification / Revised Return has been filed at CPC .
  • Rectification has been filed with Assessing Officer.
  • Others
  • Step 8 Based on the reason selected, the assessee needs to provide additional information as per the below table.
    Step 9 If assessee selects "Disagree with the Demand", then assessee must furnish the details for disagreement along with reasons. Details / Reasons are same as provided under ""Demand is partially correct".
    Step 10 After assesse submits the response the success screen would be displayed along with the Transaction ID.
    Step 11 Assessees can click on 'View' link under Response column to view the response submitted.

    The following details are displayed:

  • Serial Number
  • Transaction ID - A hyper link
  • Date of Response
  • Response Type Click on Transaction ID to know the details of response submitted. This ends the process of submitting response to outstanding tax demand.

    The assessee needs to provide additional information - refer step 8, above

    Demand paid and Challan has CIN BSR Code, Date of payment, Serial Number, Amount, Remarks
    Demand paid and Challan has no CIN Date of payment Amount, Remarks, Uplaod copy of Challan
    Demand already reduced by rectification / Revision Date of Order Demand after rectification/ revision Details of AO, Upload Rectification / Giving appeal effect order passed by AO
    Demand already reduced by Appellate Order but appeal effect to be given Date of Order Order passed by, Reference Number of Order
    Appeal has been filed: Stay petition has been filed Date of filing of appeal, Appeal Pending with, Stay petition filed with,
    Appeal has been filed: Stay has been granted Date of filing of appeal Appeal Pending with, Stay granted by, Upload copy of Stay,
    Appeal has been filed: Instalment has been granted Date of filing of appeal Appeal Pending with, Instalment granted by, Upload copy of stay/instalment order,
    Rectification / Revised Return filed at CPC Filing Type, e-Filed Acknowledgement No., Remarks Upload Challan Copy, Upload TDS Certificate, Upload Letter requesting rectification copy, Upload Indemnity Bond,
    Rectification filed with AO Date of application, Remarks
    Others Others

    Note: Total Attachments size cannot exceed 50 MB.

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    Step by step guide placed here is taken out from the the official website of Income Tax Department. In case of any doubt / clarification please visit the website of Income Tax Department.