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January 16, 2021

Mistake or Omission in filing ITR? Know Step wise Process to File Online Rectification request for FY 2019-20 or AY 2020-21

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in Income Tax

Mistake or Omission in filing ITR? Know Step wise Process to File Online Rectification request for FY 2019-20 or AY 2020-21

A rectification request under section 154(1) is allowed by the Income Tax Department for correcting mistakes when it is an apparent mistake in the Income Tax Return.

The following errors can be taken care of by filing a rectification –

  • an error of fact
  • a small clerical error
  • an error due to overlooking compulsory provisions of law.
  • an arithmetic mistake

Following are some examples of the errors–

  • a mismatch in tax credit
  • advance tax mismatch
  • gender mentioned incorrectly
  • additional details not submitted for capital gains at the time of filing return

The facility to file rectification for Asst Year 2020-21 on the 143(1) intimations issued by CPC Bengaluru, is now enabled for “Return data correction” & “Only Reprocess the return”.

Stepwise process to File Rectification for FY 2019-20 or AY 2020-21:

 Step 1: Go to https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home and click on Login here enter efiling login ID credentials and password.

Now click on Login button

Step 2: Now, under “E-file” tab. Select “Rectification” option

Step 3: In the next step select “Income tax” from the drop down under “Order/ Intimation to be rectified” and Select assessment year as “2020-21”

Once the relevant option is selected, click on continue button it will redirect to “Submit your rectification request” page

Now select the relevant rectification option from the drop down:

1. Reprocessing of return: under this option the assessee doesn’t have option to change the data of the return. The assessee has to just click the “Submit” button. Thereafter the department processes the Original XML uploaded on the e filing website.

2. Return data Correction(XML): In this rectification option the assessee has to select any of the below reason for data correction:

a. Tax payment had not matched as per the CPC order

b. Requested for cancellation of arrear of demand

c. Details of deduction(including sub-schedule 80G, 80IA, 80IB, 80IC etc) under Chapter VIA wrongly considered

d. Income Chargeable under the head house property has been wrongly considered

e. Salary Income not matched

f. There is variance in interest/ tax computation even though total income remains same

g. Gender of the tax payer wrongly considered. Gender updated in PAN database.

h. Date of filing of original return is taken as nit with in due date

i. Requesting for reduced claim of income as taxpayer is governed by ‘Portuguese Civil code’ and the section 5A is applicable to them

j. Requesting for change of residential status

k. Other

Note: Taxpayer cannot select more than 4 reasons or make more than 4 corrections.

Once the taxpayer selects the relevant reasons click on Ok button.

Step 4: Final Submission

Now, Select the Schedule which is required to be rectified from the right box. In case more than one schedule is to be rectified choose CTRL + Click.

Once the Schedule is selected choose the xml file from the system and click on submit. The Rectification request will get submitted on the portal.


The user cannot submit other rectification request till the previous request is processes by the department.

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