Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Extension in e-filing Income Tax Return upto 05.08.2013

I had also tried to open income tax e-filing website on 30.07.2013 or on 31.07.2013 , there was problem. It may be due to heavy rush of Income Tax Filers or Due to new facility named "Quick e-file return " launched by Income Tax return. In Quick e-file return, user continuously use income tax e-filing website till the submission of his return. 

Since ICAI was reported of the difficulties being faced while uploading the income tax returns in the e-filing website, the matter was taken up with appropriate authorities. The authorities have shared a Trouble Shooting guide for problems in accessing the with us with a request to spread the message. Members interested may please click on the link below. 

Considering the difficulties being faced by assessees at large, ICAI had requested CBDT to extend the due date of e-filing return of income. Accordingly, the date has been extended to 05.08.2013. 

Source :-

Income Tax Department has also confirmed this information through it's order under section 119 of the Income Tax Act 1961 vide Notification No. F.No. 225/117/2013/ITA.II dated 31.07.2013.  Copy of the same is also given below :-

Chrome Calculator :- Do you know Chrome Calculator ?

Friends ,    Chrome is best browser and generally used by computer users.   It is easy and fast for web surfing etc.    But there are less users who know about the chrome calculator.   Location / Path  of calculator in chrome is given below :-

Customize and control Google Chrome > Tools > Developer Tools > Console > Calculator 

Simple calculations can be done here.   There is no doubt that windows has it's own calculators simple and scientific but knowledge of any thing stands its value. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

e-filing Income Tax Return :- Sources to recover Forget Password

      It is known by everyone that new website has already been launched for e-filing of Income Tax Returns.  In the last financial year 2011-12, only assessee having income 10 Lakh or more than 10 lakh are bounded to submit online return. But not from the financial year 2012-13, the limit of income  has been decreased from 10 lakh to 5 lakh.  It means that Now e-filing of income tax return is mandatory for those persons who have income 5 lakh or more than 5 lakh.   In this way,  Data punching of Assessee data is in the hand of Assessee. 

       Now, it is a great problem that in a year User id and Password for e-filing of income tax return were generated but now forget at the time of submission of income tax return.   Below are the solutions for recovery  of password:-

Answer Secret Question :-  In case you have remember answer of hint  question which have been filed by you at the time of registration. 

Upload Digital Signature :- It is chargeable to by digital signature. 

Enter e-filed Acknowledgement Number and Bank Account Number :-  Copy to last online  submitted Income Tax ITR-V is required for getting acknowledgement number along with your bank account number entered in your last income tax return available with income tax department for confirmation. 

Toll Free Number :-  Toll Free Number to resolve this issue is 1800 4250 0025. 

Email Addreess:- if you're not able to reset the password with any of the above options, please send an email to  - with the following details. 
  • Pan
  • Pan Holder's Name
  • Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation
  • Father's Name
  • Registered PAN address
Click on above picture to Reset your e-filing Password.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Income Tax :- Awareness regarding e-filing of Income Tax Return

                       We are again at the tax filing time of the year and the due date of July 31 is just a few days away. It is mandatory for individuals to file the return electronically if the taxable income exceeds Rs 500,000. It is important to furnish the information accurately for speedy and error-free processing. As most of us tend to file the return at the last minute, there are greater chances of minor errors while filing the returns electronically. Some of the important considerations for error-free tax filings are outlined below.

To begin, select the appropriate return form, based on the streams of income. For instance, ITR-1 (Sahaj) is applicable for individuals with salary income, income from other sources and income/loss from one house property. ITR-2 is applicable if you have capital gains/loss, income from more than one house property, foreign assets, brought forward losses, exempt income of more than Rs 5,000 etc.

Furnish the personal information accurately like PAN, address, e-mail ID, mobile number, residential status, bank account details, etc. Providing accurate details like bank account information and address would ensure timely refund.

Disclosure of correct and accurate income is mandatory. The income disclosed in the total income schedule should match with the income in various schedules like salary, house property, capital gains, other sources, etc. Also, the losses should be appropriately disclosed in the respective schedules to ensure carry-forward to subsequent years.

Ensure all taxes paid/deducted at source have been properly claimed in the return. As a good practice, taxes paid should be verified with Form 26AS to avoid any future demand/short payment of refunds. Also, the details of self-assessment tax and advance tax should be reported at the appropriate place.

Disclosure of foreign assets, bank accounts and foreign trusts are mandatory for individuals qualifying as Resident and Ordinarily Resident in India. Also, declare the exempt income such as dividend income, interest income exempt from tax,etc, though this is not taxable.

In addition, it is important to maintain the back-up documents like Form 16, lease agreements, bank statements or other income details which might be required if the returns are selected for scrutiny by the tax office.

The time spent before filing of a tax return is important and works like the 'Stitch in time saves nine' reminder.

The author is tax partner, EY. This is the first of a three-part series on how to file tax returns

Income Tax :- Increasing e-filing of Income Tax Return

Electronic filing of income tax returns is likely to jump sharply this year as the government has brought down the mandatory limit of online filing to income above Rs.5 lakh from the earlier Rs.10 lakh.

"A large number of people come under Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh category. The lowering of income limit for mandatory e-filing will give a boost to online filing of returns," Vineet Agarwal, a director at KPMG India, told IANS.

He said online filing was becoming increasingly popular and it has helped in reducing cost and time required for processing the returns.

"It is good for both the taxpayers as well as the government. It is cost effective, takes less time and the processing is faster," Agarwal said.

The government has made electronic filing mandatory for all those taxpayers whose taxable income exceeded Rs.5 lakh in the financial year 2012-13 or assessment year 2013-14. The assessment year is always one year ahead of the financial year.

Until financial year 2011-12, this mandatory limit was for the taxable income exceeding Rs.10 lakh.

Ankur Sharma, co-founder and chief executive officer of, a leading e-return intermediary, said the number of electronic filing of returns is estimated to jump by almost 50 percent this year.

"Last year, nearly 50 percent of tax returns were filed electronically. This year, with the mandatory online filing for individuals earning more than Rs.5 lakh, the penetration of e-filing is expected to be more than 75 percent," Sharma told IANS.

He said the increase in penetration of e-filing in India has been far more sharper than even the countries like the US.

"It took more than two decades for e-filing penetration to reach this level in the US. India has achieved this remarkable feat in just over 5 years," he said.

"Of the e-returns filed, nearly 73 percent have been filed voluntarily by taxpayers indicating the broader acceptance of the convenience of e-filing," Sharma added.

As always, the deadline for filing income tax return is July 31. There is usually a huge rush among the taxpayers in July to file the returns.

Sharma said although there is no procedural changes introduced by the government, e-filing portals have taken several steps to make the process simpler. The new features include e-filing by email, automatic Form 26AS matching and automatic return preparation from digital brokerage statements.

Taxpayers can either file the returns themselves by logging on to the Income Tax Department website, or through e-return intermediaries.

Filing of return through the department's website is free of cost, while e-return intermediaries charge a fee of around Rs.250 to Rs.1,000, depending on the kind of services.

The popular e-return intermediaries are,,,, and

On estimated growth in income tax mop-up, Agarwal said the revenue from the income tax would rise sharply despite a sluggish economic growth, as the government is taking measures to tap tax evaders.

"Revenue will be higher from tax despite sluggish 5-6 percent GDP growth. It will depend more on how the tax evaders and black money is being brought into the tax net," Agarwal said.

Nearly 34 million or just around three percent of the 1.2 billion people in India filed tax returns in 2012-13.

In the union budget, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has set a direct tax collection target of Rs.6,68,109 crore for the financial year 2013-14, 19.69 percent higher than the last year's figure.

Direct taxes include personal income tax, corporate taxes and Securities Transaction Tax. Income tax contributes more than half of the total direct tax collections.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Tax Deduction at Source
1. What is TDS?
TDS means Tax Deducted at Source. It is the amount withheld from payments of various kinds such as salary, contract payment, commission etc. This withheld amount can be adjusted against your tax due.
2. Is TDS relevant for me as a businessman?
Yes. Payments may be made to you after TDS. You can adjust this against your final tax liability. You are also required to effect TDS while making business payments. Failure to do so will result in the entire of expenditure being disallowed as your business expenditure and taxed as income.
3. I have made some deposits with a bank on which annual interest is around Rs.15000. My income is below taxable limit. The banker wants to deduct tax. What do I do?
You can file a self-declaration to the banker in form 15H stating that your income is below taxable limit. The form is available with your banker, the local Income-Tax office and can be downloaded from the website This form should be filed before the interests begin to accrue in the fixed deposit account, since the declaration has no retrospective effect.
4. I have let out a property for Rs.20,000 per month. The tenant is deducting tax that is more than my tax liability. What can I do under this circumstance?
If you compute your tax liability and find it to be lower than the tax being deducted, you may approach your assessing officer by filing Form 13. He will issue a certificate directing the tenant to make TDS at a lesser rate. This form is available with the local Income tax office or can be downloaded from the website
5. I have deducted tax from payments disbursed but used the same for some urgent financial needs. What are the consequences?
It is an offence to misuse the tax deducted at source. It should have been remitted to government account within the time allowed. The failure attracts tax, interest, penalty and also rigorous imprisonment up to seven years
6.            What can I do if I am unable to get the TDS certificate [form-16 or 16A]?
It is the duty of every person deducting tax to issue TDS certificate. In spite of your asking if you are denied the certificate then there is a chance that the tax deducted has not been deposited by the deductor to the government account. Please inform the department [PRO or TDS section] which will then do the needful.
7.       I have not received TDS certificate from my employer. Can I claim TDS deducted from my salary?
Yes. The claim can be made in your return. Department however will raise a demand which will not be enforced on you but on your employer.
8. If the employer does not deduct tax and employee also does not pay his due tax, who will be held responsible for tax payment?
The ultimate responsibility to pay tax rests on the person who has earned income. If the employee deposits such tax then the employer will be liable for interest and penalty for failure to deduct tax.
9.         I am buying a property from a person residing in USA. Should I deduct tax while making payment?
Yes u/s 195. In case you have any doubt regarding the amount on which TDS is to be made, you may file an application with the officer handling non-resident taxation who will pass an order determining the TDS to be made. Alternatively, if the recipient feels that the TDS is more he may file an application with his Assessing officer for non-deduction.
10.            Can I use PAN to pay the TDS deducted into government account?
No. You are required to take a separate Tax Deduction Account Number [TAN] by making an application in form 49B with the Tin facilitation center of NSDL.
11.        In case the deductee comes back stating that the original TDS certificate is lost, whether a duplicate certificate can be issued?
Yes. The deductor will have to issue the certificate in a plain paper giving necessary details of deduction and remittance.

e-TDS :- How can i download justification report.

           Before download justification report related to TDS, it is necessary to know what is Justification Report.  Justification report is a excel based detailed calculation which clear the demand notice issued by Income Tax Department.  It clears that on what basis Income Tax Department has raised TDS demand against deductor.   Income Tax department issue demand in a single page mentioned that Justification Report can be downloaded through   To download this Justification Report first step is download Text file from site. After that a utility convert this text file into Excel. 

Steps to convert the Justification Report text file into an excel

  • Download the zip file from 'Requested Downloads' screen and save to your local machine
  • Unzip the file using Winzip. Password to unzip is 'JR__
    __', e.g., JR_AAAAA1235A_24Q_Q3_2010-11. This will save the Justification Report as a text file
  • Download the macro utility for Justification Report from this screen
  • Double-click the utility, excel sheet will open
  • Click on 'Enable Content' in the warning message to enable macros
  • Select the Justification Report text file and the folder to save the output excel file and click on button 'Generate TDS CPC Justification Report'
  • The text file will be converted into excel spreadsheet and saved in the selected folder
  • Open the Justification Report excel file from the folder in which it has been saved

Instructions in PDF file with pictures  is available for more clarity (Click here to download).  It is also called e-Tutorial Download Justification Report. 

Utility for Conversion of Text file into Excel (Click Here to download  TRACES-Justification Report Generation Utility V1.0zip) File Size 452.66 kb in zip format.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Income Tax :-Weighted deduction @150% of the expenditure incurred on skill development u/s 35CCD

Government ofIndia
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board ofDirect Taxes

Press Release

Dated 18th July, 2013
Subject: Guidelines for weighted deduction @150% of the expenditure incurred on skill development under section 35CCD of the Income­tax Act,1961.

               The National Manufacturing Policy (NMP), 2011 proposed to provide  inter alia,  the  following  direct  taxes  incentives  to  promote  skill  development:

          “Weighted deduction of 150% of the expenditure (other than land or building) incurred in Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects for skill development in manufacturing sector in separate facilities in coordination with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).”

2.  As  a  follow  up  of  NMP,  Finance  Act,  2012  inserted  a  new  Section  35CCD  in  the  Income‐tax  Act,  1961(‘the  Act’)  which  provides  that  for  computing  business  income,  a  company  shall  be  allowed  a  weighted  deduction  of 150%  of expenses  (other  than land  or  building) incurred  on  skill  development  project  notified  by  the  Board  in  accordance  with  the  guidelines as may be prescribed.

3. The guidelines for approval of skill development project are  prescribed in new Rules 6AAF, 6AAG and 6AAH inserted in the Incometax Rules, 1962 by Notification No. S.O.2166(E) dated 15th July, 2013.  

The salient features of the guidelines are as under:

(1)A company engaged in the business of manufacturing any article or  thing (other than alcoholic spirits and tobacco products) or engaged in providing specified services, as listed under Rule 6AAH, shall be eligible  for weighted deduction of the expenditure incurred on skill development.

(2)The project should be undertaken in separate facilities in a training  institute set up by the Central or State Government or a local authority or  a training institute affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training  (NCVT) or State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT). Besides  Government training institutes, private sector training institutes affiliated  to NCVT or SCVT shall also be eligible.

(3) National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) shall be the nodal  agency to scrutinize the applications made by eligible companies in Form  No. 3CQ. The Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) shall notify the skill  development project based on the recommendation of NSDA in this  regard.

(4) All expenses (not being expenditure in the nature of cost of any land  or building), incurred wholly and exclusively for undertaking a notified  skill development project shall be eligible for deduction under section  35CCD,except the expenditure which is reimbursed or reimbursable to  the company by any person, whether directly or indirectly.

(5) The company undertaking skill development projectshall be required to maintain separate books of account of the project notified under section 35CCDand getsuch books of account audited.

(6) Itisintended thatthe skill development projectshall provide training to potential employees or newly recruited employees. Skill development of existing employees of the company shall not be eligible for notification under section 35CCD, if the training of such employees commences aftersixmonths oftheirrecruitment.

(Rekha Shukla)
Commissioner ofIncome Tax
(Media&Technical Co‐or

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Correction In OLTAS Challan :- Pan / Tan / Assessment Year / Total Amount / Major Head / Minor Head / Nature of Payment

               NSDL receives tax collection data as uploaded by the bank. NSDL is not authorized to carry out any changes in the data sent by the bank to TIN. 

The fields that can be corrected by the Taxpayer through Bank are tabulated below:
Sl. No.
Type of Correction on Challan
Period for correction request (in days)
Within 7 days from challan deposit date
Assessment Year
Within 7 days from challan deposit date
Total Amount
Within 7 days from challan deposit date
Major Head
Within 3 months from challan deposit date
Minor Head
Within 3 months from challan deposit date
Nature of Payment
Within 3 months from challan deposit date

Note :

1. Above correction mechanism is applicable only for physical challans with deposit date greater than equal to September 1, 2011. 

2. Any correction request initiated by the taxpayer after the time limit specified above shall be rejected by Bank. 

3. For challans with challan deposit date from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011, the time limit for correction in TAN/PAN, Assessment Year and Amount will be within 45 days from challan deposit date. 

4. The fields that can be corrected and the entity authorized to carry out corrections on challan with deposit date less than September 1, 2011 are as below:

Sl. No.
Type of Correction on Challan
Performed By
Assessing Officer
Assessment Year
Assessing Officer
Major Head
Assessing Officer /Bank
Minor Head
Assessing Officer
Nature of Payment
Assessing Officer
Total Amount

5. For rectifications in challans paid through online mode (internet challan) , taxpayer may contact their concerned Assessing Officer (AO) of the Income Tax Department (ITD). 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Income Tax :- Download ITR-7 for Online Filing A.Y. 2013-14

Income Tax Department has provided an exe file for submission of Indian Income Tax Return online named ITR-7.   This ITR form is applicable for persons including companies required to furnish return under section 139 (4A) or section 139 (4B) or section 139 (4C) or section 139 (4D). Some General Instructions are given below :-

  1. Fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory. 
  2. All amount are in Indian Rupuees. 
  3. A calendar is provided for selecting the date field (format DD?MM?YYYY).
  4. All greyed out fields are either auto-filled or non-editable. 
  5. It is a good practice to save your work frequently.  Please use SAVE AS DRAFT option. 
  6. In Forms wherever information is captured in table.
    (a) Adding new Row: Click ADD button to add a new row and enter values in the field provided.
    (b) Deleting Row: Select the row to delete from the list and click DELETE ROW button.
  7. Please enter only the value wherever the information is needed in percentile. 
  8. It is preferable to have JRE version 1.7 and above installed on your machine. 
  9. Please verify the Form, accompanying attachments/documents before your submit.  
Download ITR-7 Form (Click here)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Income Tax :- Revised Return can be submitted or not .

Friends,   Revised return can be submitted through both procedures like  on line or off line mode.  Online mode is simple and easy, there are many columns who  filled automatically through system.   Automatically filled system avoid errors in return.   However revised return option can be selected after selection of code 17 -Revised 139 (5) in col. A21 which is also shown in below picture. 

Difference between revised and rectification is that revised return can be submitted before assessment or rectification return can be submitted after assessment.

Requirement of Revised Income Tax Return

  1. To rectify Return Data, like BSR code , Bank account number, income detail, IFSC code etc. 
  2. To Change address in case refundable return. 
  3. To increase or decrease  income which has been forgotten while submitting original return. 
  4. Others

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

TDS Credit on the Basis of Certificate

INSTRUCTION NO. 5/2013, DATED 8-7-2013
1. The CBDT issues instructions with respect to processing of Income-tax returns and giving credit for TDS thereon in the case of TDS mismatch. A few of the instructions on this subject issued in previous years are Instruction No. 1/2010 (25-2-2010) for returns pertaining to A.Y, 2008-09; Instruction No. 05/2010 (21-7-2010), Instruction No. 07/2010 (16-8-2010) and Instruction No. 09/2010 (9-12-2010) for returns pertaining to AY. 2009-10; Instruction No. 02/2011 (9-2-2011) for returns pertaining to A.Y. 2010-11; and Instruction No. 1/2012 (2-2-2012) and Instruction No. 04/2012 (25-5-2012) for returns pertaining to A.Y. 2011-12. The instructions gave decisions and the manner in which the TDS claims were to be given credit while clearing the backlog of returns pending processing. In the cases that did not fall under the specific TDS amount limit or refund amount computed, the residuary clause in these instructions gave the manner of processing those returns and it stated that “TDS credit shall be given after due verification “.
2. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court vide its judgment in the case ‘Court On its Own Motion v. UOI and Ors. (W.P. (C) 2659/2012 & W.P. (C) 5443/2012 dated 14-3-2013) has issued seven mandamusesfor necessary action by Income-tax Department, one of which is regarding the issue of non-credit of TDS to the taxpayer due to TDS mismatch despite the assessee furnishing before the Assessing Officer, TDS certificate issued by the deductor.
3. In view of the order of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court (reference: para 50 of the order); it has been decided by the Board that when an assessee approaches the Assessing Officer with requisite details and particulars in the form of TDS certificate as an evidence against any mismatched amount, the said Assessing Officer will verify whether or not the deductor has made payment of the TDS in the Government Account and if the payment has been made, credit of the same should be given to the assessee. However, the Assessing Officer is at liberty to ascertain and verify the true and correct position about the TDS with the relevant AO (TDS). The AO may also, if deemed necessary, issue a notice to the deductor to compel him to file correction statement as per the procedure laid down.
4. Thus, the manner laid down by the Hon’ble HC in the above mandamus may be one of the method of due verification as mentioned in the various instructions referred in para (1) above.
5. This may be brought to notice of all Officers working under your jurisdiction for compliance.

e-filing : How can i recover income tax e-filing password ?

Friends    It is human problem that you have forget your income tax e-filing password.  There is no problem in user id as income tax department has created same user id of all tax payer in case of individual, but password is user friendly.  If you have forgotten your password, you may apply following trick to recover  your password.

Forgot Password

Problem Description :I have forgotten my password. How can I reset my password?
Corrective Action:Password can be reset by following the below steps:
  • Click on the 'Login here' option on the homepage.
  • Click on 'Forgot Password' link.
  • Enter your User ID and click 'Continue'.
  • You can choose to reset your password using one of the three options- Answer Secret  Question, Upload Digital Signature Certificate (if registered), OR Provide e-Filing   acknowledgment Number and Bank Account Number.
  • Provide the required details and Submit.
  • On submission, the details entered are validated. On success, the user will be able to enter  the new and confirm password and click SUBMIT.
  • User will be able to LOGIN with the new password.

Problem Description :What is the secret question and answer I need to provide to reset my
Corrective Action:The Secret Question and Answer is the one selected at the time of registration OR
if you have changed it on a later date under 'Profile settings'.
Provide the same secret question and answer to reset the password.

Problem Description :What is Acknowledgment Number under 'Enter e-Filed Acknowledgment
Number and Bank Account Number'?
Corrective Action:The Acknowledgment Number is the 15 digit number generated when an Income
Tax Return is e-Filed. To reset the password using this option, you should enter the Acknowledgment
Number, select the Assessment Year for which the return is e-Filed and enter the Bank Account
Number as provided in the e-Filed Income Tax Return of the selected Assessment Year.

Problem Description :I am trying to upload the Digital Signature Certificate but it displaying an error.
Corrective Action:In case you are not able to upload Digital Signature Certificate, it could be due to
the following reasons:
  • The Digital Signature Certificate used is not the registered Digital Signature Certificate. Use the same registered Digital Signature Certificate to LOGIN.
  • You have not registered your Digital Signature Certificate. You cannot use this option to reset the password till the time the DSC is registered.
  • Digital Signature Certificate is Revoked (Invalid) or Expired. Contact the Certificate Provider in such cases. Digital Signature Certificate is not from a Trusted Certificate provider. Contact the Certificate provider in such cases.

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