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.

Also Read: How to Respond to Notice u/s 143(1)(a) for A.Y. 2017-18?

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.

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

  1. Hello….I got a mail form IT Department. Below is the mail message body Text:
    Please find attached the Income tax Intimation U/S 143(1) for PAN AxxxxxxxxG with respect to the return of income filed by you for the Assessment Year 2017-18.
    As per the above mentioned Details, I have checked the Net Amount Refundable & Net Amount Payable in attached PDF File and it is mentioned as 0 in both places, So do I have to worry about the intimation or not.

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