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Respond to an Outstanding Demand

The Taxpayer can submit the response online to the outstanding demand by either choosing to ‘Agree’ or ‘Disagree’ with the demand.

Perform the following steps for Responding to the Outstanding Demand.

  1. Logon to ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  2. Go to the ‘e-File’ menu and Click ‘Response to Outstanding Demand’
  3. Click the hyperlink 'Submit' located under 'Response' column (To respond for the Outstanding Demand)
  4. Choose any one of the listed responses.
    • Demand is correct
    • Demand is partially correct
    • Disagree with demand
    • Demand is not correct but agree for adjustment
    • On choosing 'Demand is correct', click on 'Submit' button to 'Confirm' and complete the response submission process.
      Note:
      • If you confirm 'Demand is correct' then you cannot disagree with the demand again.
      • If any refund is due, the refund will be adjusted against the outstanding demand.
      • The taxpayer can pay the demand by clicking the link under 'Pay Tax' option.
    • On choosing 'Demand is partially correct', Enter the 'Amount which is correct' and the 'Amount which is incorrect' will be auto filled. Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and 'Submit' the response.
    • On choosing 'Disagree with demand', Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and 'Submit' the response.
    • On choosing 'Demand is not correct but agree for adjustment', Select the appropriate reason(s) from the list and fill all the applicable fields, upload the necessary supporting documents and 'Submit' the response.
      • List of Reasons and the additional details required on selecting each reasons.

      Reasons

      Additional Details Required

      Demand paid and Challan has CIN

      BSR Code

      Date of payment

      Serial Number

      Amount

      Remarks

      Demand paid and Challan has no CIN

      Date of payment

      Amount

      Remarks

      Upload copy of Challan

      Demand already reduced by rectification / Revision/ Appellate Order

      Date of Order

      Demand after rectification/ revision/Appeal

      Details of AO

      Upload Rectification / revision/ Giving appeal effect order passed by AO

      Demand already reduced by Appellate Order but appeal effect to be given

      Date of Order

      Order passed by

      Reference Number of Order

      Appeal has been filed - Stay petition filed

      Date of filing of appeal

      Appeal Pending with

      Stay petition filed with

      Appeal has been filed - Stay granted

      Date of filing of appeal

      Appeal Pending with

      Stay granted by

      Upload copy of Stay

      Appeal has been filed - Instalment granted

      Date of filing of appeal

      Appeal Pending with

      Instalment granted by

      Upload copy of instalment order

      Rectification / Revised Return filed at CPC

      Filing Type

      e-Filed Acknowledgement Number.

      Remarks

      Upload Challan Copy

      Upload TDS Certificate

      Upload Letter requesting for rectification

      Upload Indemnity Bond

      Rectification filed with AO

      Date of application

      Remarks

      Others

      Others

  5. A success message along with Transaction ID is displayed on successful submission of the response.
    Note :
    • To View the submitted response go to 'e-File' > 'Response to Outstanding Demand' and click on the 'View' link under the 'Response' column and in the new page click on the 'Transaction Id' hyperlink.
    • For the demand which is shown to be uploaded by AO, then the rectification right is with Assessing Officer and for the demand against which there is no 'Submit' response available is already confirmed by the Assessing Officer. Kindly contact your jurisdictional Assessing Officer for clarification. ​