How returns are being processed in 2017: 

Now all details declared in your ITR w.r.t. Income (gross total income, taxable income, other income like interest income, etc.) / Deductions / TDS, are being matched with the details available in your Form 16 as well. If there is any variance in details given in ITR and Form 26AS / Form 16 / Form 16A, you would get an intimation u/s 143(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act.

Not filing a return on time

Not filing a return on time does have financial implications, especially if you have a net income tax payable and / or if you have losses to be carried forward. This can really hurt especially if the losses to be carried forward are significant. Therefore, your best option is to ensure that you file the income tax return by the deadline. Individuals primarily with salary income and certain other tax payers were required to file their tax returns by 31st July, 2014 for the Financial Year 2013-14 (Assessment Year 2014-15). Belated tax return:-As per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the ‘Act’), … Click here to continue…..