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How to Correct Income Tax Challan Online?

Generally, it is typical to commit few errors when filing taxes online. However, errors made when paying income tax may result in financial and other losses. Previously, the procedure of challan correction was offline, requiring taxpayers to visit the assessing officer (AO) and bankers to make the necessary changes. It used to require a great deal of time and effort from the taxpayers.

Now, the Income Tax Department offers an online option for amending the income tax challan. This action will aid a large number of taxpayers by reducing their burden and feel confident when paying income tax online.

How to correct IT challan onlone?

This document covers

  1. What can be corrected through Challan Correction?
  2. For how many years you can do online challan correction?
  3. Prerequisites for Online Challan Correction
  4. Process of Challan Correction
  5. How to track Challan Correction status?

1. What can be corrected (Attributes) through Challan Correction?

The following can be changed using the Challan Correction in Income Tax Portal.

  1. Change in Assessment Year: like for eg. AY 2022-23 to AY 2023-24
  2. Change in Tax Applicable (Major Head): 0020 for company deductees, 0021 for non-company deductees
  3. Change in Type pf Payment (Minor Head): This can be submitted for 100 (Advance Tax), 300 (Self-Assessment Tax) and 400 (Regular Assessment Tax)

2. For how many years you can do online challan correction?

  1. Online Challan Correction can be done from AY 2020-21 onwards.
  2. For the prior years before AY 2020-21, the taxpayers need to visit jurisdictional Assessing Officer (AO)

3. Prerequisites for Online Challan Correction

For online challan correction, the taxpayer needs to have the following details.

  • Income Tax Portal user Id (PAN for most) and password
  • Unaccounted Challan (The challan should not be a part of processed ITR)

4. Process of Challan Correction

  1. Login to
  2. Go to "Services" and click on "Challan Correction".
  3. Click on "Create challan correction request".
  4. Select the attributes which needs to be corrected. For example: Assessment year, major head, minor head
  5. Select the "Assessment year" or "Challan Identification Number" (CIN)
  6. All the open challans will be displayed on the next screen. You need to select the challan which needs to be corrected.
  7. Enter the correct details (AY, major head or minor head which is correct) and click on continue.
  8. The next screen will show the existing details and updated details. Click on Continue and do the e-verification.
  9. Once e-verification is complete, the challan correction procedure is completed.

5. How to track Challan Correction status?

  1. Login to
  2. Go to "Services" and click on "Challan Correction".
  3. The next screen will show the status of challan correction.

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