How to file income tax rectification online for any errors in ITR

How to file income tax rectification online for any errors in ITRHow to file income tax rectification online for any errors in ITR

If you have filed the income tax return through online and made some errors, you can file income tax rectification online request and correct those errors. In this article I would detail on how to file the income tax rectification online.

Consider these points, before filing income tax rectification online

When you filed income tax return online, Central Processing Centre of Income Tax Department from Bangalore would process your file and would send an acknowledgment to you. This rectification of income tax is possible for all returns filed online for AY2009-10.

Read all the details printed in the CPC intimation. You would have omitted or committed some errors while filing the returns. You need to identify all such cases to rectify.

Also read: How to file income tax return online

Check the common error guides provided by many professional tax consultants on their websites. This would help you in checking on how to correct the data.

You need to retrieve the XML file which you have used to file the income tax returns online if you have stored it. This is the Excel document which you have used to update income tax return and uploaded into Income tax website. If this is readily available, you can use it, else you need to re-create this XML file with all details available in the CPC intimation.

Please note that you can rectify your income tax return within 4 years from the completion of financial year.

Step-by-Step process on how to file income tax rectification online

Step-1: Keep the Intimation letter ready which is received under section 143 (1) from Income tax department, Central Processing Centre, Bangalore for the Income Tax returns filed by you online for AY 2009-10 or later.

Step-2: Verify the intimation to see the computations as per CPC records. The computations or information provided might be incorrect. Identify all such cases on a piece of paper separately.

Step-3: Review the Common Error guide to know the variations in your income tax return.

Step-4: As indicated above, you need to keep the XML file ready which is either filled in earlier with necessary modifications now or which is created now with the correct information. The complete return should be filled including TDS and Tax payment schedules. Please note that your filled in XML file is your revised Income tax return, means, don’t think you just need to file only rectified data. You need to file the complete ITR with corrected data. However, there should not be any revision in income figures or new claims since then the rectification of income tax request would be rejected or rectification would be delayed. It may be noted that this facility is only for correcting mistakes apparent from record.

Step-5: After the Income tax return data is corrected then the xml can be generated from the excel software. This is the income tax rectification XML file.

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Step-6: Visit site and go to below path:

My Account-> Rectification-> Rectification upload

Step-7: Fill in necessary details from the intimation sheet like Assessment year, CPC ref no etc. which will be verified to ascertain that only the taxpayer in possession of the Intimation from CPC would be able to submit a rectification request.

Step-8: Fill in details of Schedules where changes have been made and reasons for seeking rectification in income tax.

Step-9: Please note if your address has been changed in the rectification XML file, you should check the address changed checkbox to ensure that the new address is updated else the old address as per e-return only will be used.

Step-10: Now upload the Rectification XML file. Validations will be done to ascertain that only mistakes apparent from record are sought to be rectified

Step-11: Upon successful upload, Rectification Request number and acknowledgement will be displayed.

In case Bank Account Number is changed in rectification XML as compared to Bank Account number as per e-return then the rectification request is only PROVISIONALLY uploaded. A response sheet will be displayed, which has to be filled and a cancelled cheque attached and sent to CPC Bangalore. Only upon receipt of this response sheet at CPC Bangalore rectification request will be finally accepted and acknowledgement generated.

Step-12 (If applicable): The rectification request can be withdrawn within 7 days if uploaded by mistake or the request needed to be amended. Only one rectification request can be submitted at any time. Any rectification request after submission has to be processed at CPC before the next rectification request for the same PAN and AY can be submitted.

Step-13: The income tax rectification request will be processed at CPC and either the rectification will be issued or the request would be rejected.

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How to file income tax rectification online for any errors in ITR

Article by Suresh

Suresh KP i.e. me have written 400+ articles on this blog. I love doing analysis and identifying the Best investment options.


  1. Shashi says:

    Hi Suresh,

    By mistake I have wrong PAN for 2 Years(FY 2008-09 & FY 2009-10) in Form 16 and so TDS deducted on wrong PAN thorugh I have no TAX refund to take but as per income tax they have not received TAX on my PAN number.Now they are sending notices to me.

    Please suggest what to do? My TDS was already deducted but with wrong PAN and so in my correct PAN TAX is showing unpaid.

    Which form should I fill? How much charges will it be?

    I am doing service and my employer had deducted TDS.



  2. Rajesh says:

    Dear Sir,

    I need to file for rectification. I am using the ITR1 excel that I have filled up for my orginal return. I have  the following questions. Request you to respond

    In ITR1, there are two fields – 1. Whether Original or Revised Return? ….2. Return Filed Under Section

    Could you please let me know what should be the values in these two fields?

    Thanks You


    • Suresh KP says:

      Rajesh. First field you need to select “Revised Return” and second filed, you should select appropriate reason. Please see this link of income tax department Page no.20 which has the drop down on what to fill.

      • Rajesh says:

        Dear Sir,

        Thank you for your response. I could not open the link you have given me. I get "page could not be found error". I will elaborate my question, which might help you understand my situation better

        I have received intimation u/s 143(1). There is a payment mismatch. I deposited 6000 Rs as tax but in ITR1 I entered it as 5800 as this was the tax amount payable. This has resulted into a payment mismatch and a tax demand for 5800Rs.

        Since I have already payed the required tax, I am assuming that I can file a rectification request by correcting the tax payed amount. Is that correct?

        Also, in ITR1, as you said the Return will be "Revised Return".  The "Return Filed Under Section" has the following values in the drop down [139(4), 139(1), 142(1), 148, 153A, 153C, 139(5), 139(9)]. Do I need to select 139(5) which indicates Revised Return?

        Thanks & Regards


  3. tushar says:

    Hello SIr,

    I filed an ITR-2 for the Assessment year 2012-13 on 31st March 2014. There was an fd income of 14000rs of Sbi on which 1400 rs tds was deducted but it was not reflected in 26AS. There were others fd's of HDFC which were reflected properly in 26AS. So in the itr in tds interest column I mistakely added rs 1400 in HDFC tds interest deducted instead of making a new column  of Sbi Interest. So the total tds amount of tds deducted is unaffected but full amount of tds is against hdfc fd. KIndly guide me sir I am too worried

  4. Mangal Singh says:

    Hi, I have filed two Income tax returns on line as dated 31/03/2014. in the said returns i made a mistake while upload the returns. which are given as under.

    1. while upload the return for the assessment year 2012-13, i did not mention opening stock and closing stock, which are same( Opening Stock 1225500/- and closing stock 1225500/-)can i rectify the return or there is no need to rectify the return, because it was a clerical mistake and my net profit is same as it should have been with opening stock and closing stock.

    2. while upload the return for the assessment year 2013-14, i did not mention opening stock and closing stock, which are as( Opening Stock 478486.00 and closing stock  379445/-)can i rectify the return, revised the original return or submit the same return in manual in income tax department or should i not send the original return to the cpc, Bengaluru? 

    • Suresh KP says:

      Hi Manpal, As per my knowledge you cannot rectify ITR in case of any material impact. e.g. in first case, there is no material impact if you update opening and closing balance. Hence you can do that. But for second case, due to reduction in stock, your profitability would be reduced and thereby your tax liability. You cannot modify any ITR which has material impact. Please consult your local tax consultant who can throw more light on this.

  5. Kunal Rao says:

    At the time of filling return for my company for financial year 2009-10, I had wrongly demanded a lower figure of TDS refund. I have just been notified by my CA that the TDS refund amount should have been 5 Lacs instead of 2000/- demanded by us. What can we do to get the correct higher TDS refund? Thanks. 

    • Suresh KP says:

      Hi Kunal, As per my knowledge you cannot file revised return to claim higher tax refund now. This should be before the deadline of filing.

      • Rakesh says:

        Hi suresh,

             While filing tax returns for AY 2013-14 i've submitted wrong form(submitted ITR-1 instead of ITR-4 for FORM 16a).Now i got an intimation from cpc saying that unmatched tax payment claims.Now please let me know while submitting rectification request which rectification request type should be selected(Taxpayer is correcting data in rectification or Taxpayer is correcting data for tax credit mismatch only).



        • Suresh KP says:

          Rakesh, try filling ITR-4 and check if you are able to get the TRACES (TDS deducted) is showing correctly. If yes, I feel you can proceed and submit this form. I personally feel to consult tax consultant before proceeding further to avoid any further errors.

  6. Manikandan says:


    I submitted ITR-1 for FY 2013-2014. The cheque came , but i was not there in that address.

    I recently changed my house from chennai to pondicherry. The refund status saying that the mentioned address is not correct & it returned back to mumbai. Latter, I updated my present (new) address in incometaxindia website.

    Then, I send request intimation U/S 143(1) to get coomunication reference number & refund sequence number and I got reply from incometaxindia though email and they attached a pdf file in that those requested numbers are mentioned with my old address.

    Now, If I claim refund once agin will they send cheque in my old address? If it so, then how Can I change my address . Pls help me in this regards.







  7. Nishitha says:

    sir, Income tax Rs 27000/-is deducted from my medical bill.Now i got an intimation from income tax to pay the sme ampunt due to difference of this amount in my ITR V for can i rectify which head i have to give the amount.The amout is not deducted from my salary.i have given a separate form 16 for this amount.can u give step by step procedure for rectifying this error.i submitted the itr by online

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