What does Intimation U/S 143(1) of Income Tax Act mean?

What does Intimation u/s 143(1) mean?

What does Intimation u/s 143(1) mean?

One of my friends called me in a worrying voice telling me he had received an email from Income tax department with subject “Intimation U/S 143(1) for PAN ABCxxxxx4A AY:2016-17”. As with most of us, any communication from taxmen makes us worried and it was not much different for my friend.

Are you in the same boat and have you also received similar email from [email protected] with similar subject? And are you worried about what it means for you?

Well worry not! Intimation U/S 143(1) is sent by Income Tax department in response to the Tax returned filed by you. As the subject suggests “Intimation” – the communication intimates the tax payer about, any tax and interest payable or if you are eligible for refunds.

This is done by the computer without any human intervention and checks for following two things:

  1. Any mathematical error or
  2. any incorrect tax claim

What you need to do is open the attached zip file. The zip file contains a PDF file which is password protected. To open this PDF following is your password.

The password is your PAN Number in lower case followed by your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format. So if your PAN Card Number is ABCDE1234A and date of birth is January 1, 1985, then your password would be abcde1234a01011985. The date of birth should be one which is mentioned on your PAN Card.

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Just scroll down and at the end of all calculations you would see two headings.

  1. Net Amount Refundable
  2. Net Amount Payable
Intimation under sec.143(1) of Income Tax Act,1961

Intimation under sec.143(1) of Income Tax Act,1961

In case there is ‘0’ in front of both as in the picture above, it means that your tax return filing was perfect – you neither need to pay any more tax for the year nor you would get any tax refunds.

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In case some amount is mentioned for “Net Amount Refundable” then its good news and you would soon get that amount in your bank account. And if “Net Amount Payable” has some amount mentioned, then you need to pay that much tax to Income tax department.

In case you think there is some error in the calculation sheet, you should consult a qualified CA or good tax expert for further action.

88 thoughts on “What does Intimation U/S 143(1) of Income Tax Act mean?

  1. Perfect question and perfect Answer for my search result. I do not have anything to say otherthan THANK YOU

  2. Rahul Raykhere says:

    Hello, I have received INTIMATION U/S 143(1) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961. It is showing net amount payable 4850/-. But I filled my returns as per form 16. I get montly salary after deducting the tax. Why did I get this amout then? Please help.

    • Pleas recheck your return. There must be some typo or some deductions wrongly filled. As this is computer generated report so chances of error from IT department is less.

  3. Pramod Sisodiya says:

    Thanks for the valuable info Amit!

  4. Sanjai Ruhela says:

    Hi I hv received the similar mail but different message as error code 38 with description “Tax liability is shown as payable in the return of income” & suggested to choose “e-File in response to notice u/s 139(9)” under the “e-File”
    section. Once I logged on Income TAX website website, it says no no file. pls suggest

    • This error code that you have filed your return with tax payable. To rectify this, you need to revise your return and link proper challan. To get assistant from us you can whatsapp on 9818605121.

    • I also got similar notification. But couple of days later it disappeared from that section. Then after a week or so, i got us 143(1). Basically I had already paid remaining taxes and probably it was not appearing on their system so got us 139(9) with error 38 and now tax paid is appearing, so my tax return got processed and i got us 143(1), also showing my remaining tax paid details.

      • Thanks for sharing your experience. This would be helpful for our readers.

        • I called up CPC. They told me to file a rectification, mentioning the challan number through which i made the payment. Then the tax demand will be nullified and my file will be good.

  5. Sir, I have received Income tax Intimation U/S 143(1) with Rs 20000 as “Net Amount Refundable”
    ,please let me know how much time it will take to get refund into my bank account

  6. I received the Income tax Intimation U/S 143(1) with respect to the return of income filed by me for the Assessment Year 2016-17.
    In PRE-PAID TAXES column my SELF ASSESSMENT TAX (As Provided by Taxpayer in Return of Income) was Rs 12500/- but it is showing Rs 0/- in As Computed Under Section 143(1). and in the last column is showing NET AMOUNT PAYABLE Rs 13082/-. What should i do now?

  7. Hi Amit.. I have received ‘INTIMATION U/S 143(1) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961’ pdf file. TOTAL INCOME TAX REFUND is 12,340 but NET AMOUNT REFUNDABLE is 0. NET AMOUNT REFUNDABLE is calculated based on TOTAL INCOME TAX REFUND which is 12,340 MINUS(-) Total outstanding demand and interest payable under sec220(2) to the extent adjusted with refund amount. (for this amount not given for ‘As Provided by Taxpayer in Return of Income’ column but for ‘As Computed Under Section 143(1)’ column amount is given as 0).

  8. If I have to pay this certain amount under net payable section in assessment year 2016-2017 then am I done for this coming year 2017? Or I’d have to pay more in 2017?

  9. i have received an intimation but there is no diff. between income as per my return and as calculated under 143(1)

  10. I have received INTIMATION U/S 143(1) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961, Net amount Refundable is Rs. 29,740 & Payable amount is 0. May I know what need to be done next. Pse help me

  11. Pradip Prajapati says:

    sir, muje aaj CPC.Order u/s 143(1) ka msg. mila he muje kya karna he aage.. please help

    • As explained in the post check if there is any outstanding tax demand, if there is pay the same. If there is no mismatch you need not take any action.

  12. anil prajapat says:

    श्री मान जी मुझे आज एक मेल प्राप्त हुई उसमे ORDER U/S 143(1) में एक अटैचमेंट प्राप्त हुआ उसमे देय टैक्स राशि एवं प्राप्त राशि दोनों ही 0 (NIL) है एवं सारी इनकम डिटेल भी जो मेने फिल की है उसी अनुसार है में इसका क्या जवाब दू डिपार्टमेंट में

    • आपको अब कुछ करने की ज़रूरत नही है. आपका रिटर्न सही से फाइल हो गया है.

  13. RAJENDRA KUMAR says:

    Dear Amit
    I received the Income tax Intimation U/S 143(1) with respect to the return of income filed by me for the Assessment Year 2016-17. Here it ask Net Amount Payable Rs. 60. Based on attached details it looks like mismatch occurred due to Unmatched Tax Deducted at Source.

    Do I need to pay this mismatch amount/ Net Amount Payable soon , if need then how can I pay?

    Your prompt response would be highly appreciated.
    Rajendra Kumar

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