How to submit a response to compliance email from Non-filers Monitoring System?

In our last post we explained in detail about how to view the details of a compliance email received from non-filers monitoring system here.

In this post we will list out the steps you need to take to submit a response.

 

Step 1

After clicking on ‘view & submit compliance’, tax payer has to provide details in the tab named ‘filing of income tax return’ (see here for how to reach this tab).

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It lists the assessment years for which return has not been filed. The tax payer needs to provide a response – (a) ITR has been filed OR (b) ITR has not been filed

When option selected is (a) ITR has been filed

In this case you need to provide the

  • mode of filing the ITR (paper or e-file)
  • date of filing the ITR
  • the acknowledgement number

In case the ITR is e-filed, the status will be automatically updated.

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When option selected is (b) ITR has not been filed

In this case tax payer has to choose one of the following options

  1. Return under preparation
  2. Business has been closed
  3. No taxable income
  4. Others

Select the option relevant to your return for each assessment year. If option chosen is ‘Others’ from above its mandatory for the tax payer to submit remarks.

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Step 2

On the second tab of ‘Related Information Summary’ details are provided of the source based on which compliance email has been sent to you. This is the information received from third parties such as banks, TDS returns, post offices.

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You need to choose one of the following options under ‘information relates to’

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  • Self-Investment/ expenditure is out of exempt income: Select this option if the third party information mentioned relates to an investment or expense of the taxpayer and is out of exempt income.
  • Self-Investment/ expenditure is out of accumulated savings: Select this option if the third party information relates to an investment or expense of the taxpayer and is made out of accumulated savings.
  • Self-Investment/ expenditure is out of gifts/ loans from others: Select this option if the third party information relates to an investment or expense of the taxpayer and is made out of gifts/loans from others.
  • Self-Investment/ expenditure is out of foreign income: Select this option if the third party information relates to an investment or expense of the taxpayer and is made out of foreign income.
  • Self-Income from transaction is exempt: Select this option if the third party information relates to an income or receipts of the taxpayer and the same is exempt under the income-tax act.
  • Self-Income from transaction is below taxable limit: Select this option if the third party information relates to an income or receipts of the taxpayer and such taxable income is below taxable limit (Rs 2,50,000).
  • Self-Income from transaction relate to different AY: Select this option if the third party information relates to an income or receipts of the taxpayer and the same is taxable in a different year.
  • Self-Not Known: Select this option if the third party information relates to an income or receipts of the taxpayer and there is any other explanation.
  • Other PAN: Select this option if the third party information relate to another taxpayer. In this case, the PAN of such other taxpayer has to be mandatorily provided.
  • Not Known: This option is to be selected if the taxpayer has no information about the third party information.
  • I need more information: Select this option if the taxpayer knows about the third party information but needs more details to submit response.

 

Step 3

Once you have selected the right option, click on the green ‘submit’ button. And the following screen will appear.

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Step 4

You can keep a record of the submission by taking a print out. By clicking on ‘response pdf’ in the screenshot above.

 

If your submission is found satisfactory, the case shall be closed by the income tax department. You can check the status by logging in to the income tax portal, as mentioned here.

If you have any questions, do comment here or write to us support@cleartax.in

6 Responses to How to submit a response to compliance email from Non-filers Monitoring System?

  1. Aryan S November 16, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    I am an NRI.I have accrued more than 2.5 lakhs earnings in India for AY 2014-2015 and have not filed the IT returns for this AY yet. I think I should get some money back to me as TDS deducted for that AY is too much being a NRO/NRE account holder.Do I need to file return even if I have to receive money from govt and not pay them??

    Also what will you prefer–File IT return and then reply to compliance or vice versa??

    • cleartax-team November 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

      If your total income from all sources in India exceeds Rs 2,50,000, you are mandatorily required to file your income tax return. In case your total income is less than Rs 2,50,000 and TDS has been deducted or where income exceeds Rs 2,50,000 and TDS deducted is more than what you are liable to pay, the only way you can get a refund is by filing an Income Tax Return. If you are seeking a refund, its mandatory to file a return and it must be filed online.

      As per the NMS you must have been given a certain date by which you need to respond. If you are able to submit your return before such date, you can submit and select option return has been filed. If you are not able to submit before such date you can mention return is under preparation.
      Do make sure you respond within the date specified.

      If you need help, write to us support@cleartax.in

  2. Sanjeev November 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    Hi I received the compliance notice with Related Information Summary, under which there are three lines each corresponding to deposit exceeding 200000 with a banking company. They didn’t specify the bank names. How to be sure which bank they are referring to?

    Thank you!!

  3. Chakra November 21, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    I have received a notice (NMS) reacted to non-filing of IT return for AY 2013-2014. The letter is dated first week of October 2015 but I received the letter in second week of November 2015 – almost 5 weeks after the date in which the letter was generated ! Is this normal ? Secondly, the letter ends with a line asking for me to reply by online method within 10 days of issuance of the letter but I have received the letter five to six weeks after it was generated !! Please advise ! I am currently travelling and will be able to follow up with a tax consultant on this matter around 7th of December. Grateful for a response and advise on all the three aspects.

    • cleartax-team November 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      We have requested support to respond to your query over email.