Once you’ve been served with notice of defective return u/s 139(9), then you must correct your return by revising it within 15 days from the receipt of intimation by the Income Tax Department. You can apply for extension also by writing an application to the Assessing Officer (A.O.). So even after 15 days have been elapsed, you can still write an application to the A.O. and he might extend deadline of filing revised return.
What will happen if I don’t do anything after receiving notice for defective return u/s 139(9)?
Your defective return will be treated as good as non-filed return which means the Income Tax Department will consider as if you’ve not filed return for that year.
How Shall I file the return in response to the Notice u/s 139(9)?
Step 1: Login to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with your user ID and Password.
Step 2: Click on tab “e-file” and in the drop-down select “e-File in response to notice u/s 139(9)”
Step 3: On successful validation, you’ll find notice for defective return u/s 139(9) if any issued to you.
Step 4: Click on submit and you’ll see the below image if defective notice is raised by Assessing Officer (A.O.):
Step 5: Now fill your Income Tax Return by rectifying the defect by selecting “Return u/s 139(9) and mention date of original return and acknowledgement number. Once you do that then generate its xml file and upload it in the above screen. After that you’ll see the following message and your work is done.
Step 6: For defective notice raised by CPC, the below screen will be displayed:
Step 7: Now if you agree with the effect then just fill your Income Tax Return by rectifying the defect by selecting “Return u/s 139(9) and mention date of original return and acknowledgement number. Once you do that then generate its xml file and upload it in the above screen. After that you’ll see the below screen:
Step 8: But if you do not agree with the defect then select “No” and give “Assessee Remarks” and click submit. After that Income Tax Department, shall take follow up regarding it.
I selected “No” in “Do you agree with defect” by mistake while submitting response for defective return. Can I change it?
You can withdraw the response selected by you at the time of submitting the response for defective return within 3 days of submission by clicking on withdraw link under Response column. You’ll get the below screen:
Just select on confirm withdrawal and the response that you had submitted will be withdraw and you’ll get the below success message:
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