How to Revise Income Tax Return

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 11, 2011 06:30 hrs

How to File Revised Tax Return Online

If an individual has already filed the income tax return and subsequently discover any omission or wrong statement therein, he can re-file the return with necessary modification. This re-filing of the income tax return is referred to as Revised Return. The process for revising the return is very simple. Please remember that the process outlined below is applicable if you had filed the original return online.

Rules related to Revised Return

Revised return can be filed for any previous year at any time before the expiry of 1 year from the end of the relevant assessment year or before completion of the assessment whichever is earlier. For this financial year (2010-11), you can file the revised return till March 31st, 2012

However, if the income tax department completes the assessment of your return earlier, then a revised return cannot be filed.

Revised return can be filed only if the original return was filed before due date. Thus if a return is filed after a due date then it cannot be revised

A loss return filed within time can also be revised and in such case loss as per the revised is carried forward

One should have acknowledgement number and date of filing the original return in order to file a revised return

Return filed in response to the notice u/s 148 can also be revised. It should be noted that notice u/s 148 is issued in respect of the escaped income in the respective assessment year

In case of concealment of income and furnishing of inaccurate information in income tax return an individual will be penalized

How to file a revised return

Check for the discrepancy in ITR-V form received from the original return e-filing.

Log on to TaxYogi (

In the welcome page, please make sure that Revised return is checked in the bottom right side

Then enter the date of filing the original return

Enter the E-filing acknowledgement receipt number from the ITR-V (Which you got after the original return)

Select the appropriate “return filed under section”. You will find options for self revised (section 139(5)) or in response to different notices by the IT department.

Press Save and continue and go ahead make changes and enter correct details

Choose free or paid version to e-file the revised return. You will get a new ITR-V in your inbox.

Once you receive the ITR-V form, you are supposed to send across both original and revised return ITR-V forms to IT department Bangalore within 120 days.

Article courtesy TaxYogi which a leading online tax filing company.

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