Received compliance email of Non-filers Monitoring System (NMS)?

What is Non-filers Monitoring System or NMS?

NMS is a project of the tax department to reach out to non-filers. Those who haven’t filed income tax return but may have tax dues. [Anyone who earns an income of more than Rs 2,50,000 must file an income tax return. Return filing may be mandatory in some cases, read here].

According to the income tax department, they have identified filers through AIR (Annual Information Return), CIB (centralised information branch) and TDS statements.   The tax department is sending out SMSs, emails and letters to these non-filers.


Email received by non-filers

Dear Taxpayer,

As per our records, it is observed that you have not filed your Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2014-15. Please submit your online response as under:

Step 1: Login to e-filing portal Login to e-filing portal at
Step 2: View Information summary Information summary can be viewed under compliance section on the portal. Mention if the information relates to other PAN
Step 3: Upload Return or submit details Upload the return on e-filing portal after paying due taxes. If return is already filed, submit details under ‘Filing of Income tax return’ under compliance section. You may keep the printout of submitted response for record.

Non-filers with potential tax liabilities are identified and monitored under Non-filers Monitoring System (NMS). A “Step by Step Guide” for NMS is also available for detailed guidance on the e-filing portal home page under the ‘Help’ section.If you need any assistance in submitting the response, please call the e-filing toll free number 1800 4250 0025.

Please submit response by 15th December, 2015

Note: Please ignore this mail, if you have already submitted the return/response.

e-filing Team for Compliance Management Cell
Income Tax Department


How to view details of non-compliance

You can also view this information on the tax department’s website –

Step 1

Login to with your user name and password for the tax department website. If you do not have a login id password, you may have to register yourself first.


Step 2

Click on ‘Compliance Tab’. Here you can view information about your non-filing status


Step 3

Click on ‘View and Submit Compliance’ to submit a response

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Step 4

If you have already submitted a response click on ‘View my Submission’. Here you can view the response you have already submitted. You can also take a print out of the response submitted.

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Our next post shall be about how to ‘Submit a Response’ . Meanwhile if you have any queries, write to us or comment here.

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6 Responses to Received compliance email of Non-filers Monitoring System (NMS)?

  1. Manish November 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Today i have also got same email .
    I have filed my Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2015-16 in august 2015. This is the first time when i have filed returns .

    I have not filled Tax Return for Assessment Year 2014-15 because that time yearly income was not more than 5 lakhs.

    So now it is compulsory for me to file returns for AY 2014-15 till 15th dec 2015 ?

  2. Manish November 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Hi cleartax-team,
    Thanks for reply .
    I have read full post .
    So which option i need to choose?
    Shall i first file return and then select option ITR has been filed .

  3. Priyanka November 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    my income doesn’t exceed 2.5 in any fy do i still need to file return as i hv received a notice for NMS