Next Steps after getting a Demand Notice and follow up


I got a demand notice earlier from IT dept based upon the ITR filed and I provided a response back that i dont agree with the demand notice but they have rejected my response,

what should be the next steps in this case?

Context - They rejected my HRA exemption claim and asked the extra tax because of that and I think this has happened because I have not shown my salary breakup during filing like how much is the basic component and how much HRA allowance i am getting.

Thank you


Hi @nyk, you will have to file the rectified return and provide the break-up of the salary into different components in the rectified return. Let us know if you need any further help, would love to assist you with it. :blush:

BTW, checkout this recent video by the Income Tax Dept. that talks about

  • how to respond to a demand notice
  • provide clarifications/evidence
  • and file rectified returns.

Apparently, the Income Tax Dept.'s current target is to resolve 98% of such differences through the online portal itself, without the need for any offline procedures / visits to the Income Tax offices.


can you contact me for this