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

Suresh KP



    I had filed my it return for the year of AY 2013-13 and 2013-14 within due date.But i did not claim under section 80D by mistake.Can I rectify the mistake and claim refund now? I did not keep/stored the XML file.If yes how do I do me in details.

    Arunava ghosh


    I want to submit a rectification request and also i tried but its showing to submitt the xml file, im confusing with what file  i should upload and also where we can find the reference number in Intimation u/s143(1) of the IT Act, 1961.

  • Sathish


    Initially i have filed my e-ITR original for AY 16-2017 and i missed my income from Fixed Deposit. Very next moment i realized my mistake and immediately filed ITR-Revised within 2weeks of time and it shown i suppose to pay Rs.1350 as tax for the other income from FD. I paid that as well.

    Unfortunately, even though i have filed my ITR-R, CPC has refund me Rs.320 according to the ITR-Original.

    Later i have received confirmation for my ITR-R as well and noticed that i need to pay TAX of Rs.1670 (1350+320).

    I had talk with CPC help line about this issue and according to them i paid the refunded 320 alone. As per them it will reflect in 26AS in one or two working days. Now 1350 is reflecting in 26AS form.

    What is my next action on this ? Help line is not so useful further and they are suggesting to submit the rectification request and giving any details further- is it needed ?

    If so how shall i do it- what are all details to be entered in the xl sheet to get the xml file ?


  • lekshmi arunkumar

    I have not entered other income but uploaded itr1, kindly advise how to rectify the same
    thanking you

  • S jain

    I have mistakenly written amount 1500000 instead of 150000 under section 80C in the itr form 1.. for AY 2016-2017..and uploaded same itr 1 form on efiling can i correct this. Pls anyone reply for this..

    • Gautam kumar

      Revise ITR 1, with revise verson and fill up all correct details, Fill up Acknowledgement no. last filed return….

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