How To Deal with intimation u/s 143(1)

intimation u/s 143(1)is such a section which is commonly misunderstood.Let us understand section 143(1) of income tax in detail.

What is intimation u/s 143(1):intimation u/s 143(1)

When we e-file income tax return for any financial year,we often forget to check our previous Pending Demands.That is why we get Intimation u/s 143(1) and we are unable to get our refund.

Why we get intimation under Section 143(1):

This intimation shows us  computed tax by Income tax department as well as tax we computed at the time of filing our ITR.

Thus it shows the difference of amount in terms of pending tax or refund if any.

All in all Notice u/s 143(1)a  is a reminder by IT Department of less tax or Higher tax paid by us.

In other words 143(1)a Section is a letter in which income tax department has found some mistakes while computing our tax.

So we have to overcome these mistakes.

How to respond to notice u/s 143(1):

If you have received notice under section 143(1) a then if you are satisfied with the letter and you should pay the tax if any.And in case there is any refund then you will get the refund in your account.

In case you are not satisfied with the intimation under 143 section  you should contact with your Assessing officer.

Important Note:

For all your information Communication u/s 143(1) is merely an intimation not an order by IT department.

So you can revise your return and remove mistakes after receiving this letter.So don’t be panic.


Finally we can conclude that after getting notice under 143 sec. you should find out the exact root cause

And tackle it with either paying your remaining tax or contacting your assessing officer at district level.

Moreover you should respond this notice with in 30 days from the date you get this notice.

Kuldeep Singh

is a professional blogger,teacher and income tax expert

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nitu - December 7, 2017

nice article


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