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Home > Income Tax > Help Center > Revised Income Tax Return FilingLast Updated: Dec 19th 2023

How to file a Revised Income Tax Return?

Made a mistake when filing your ITR? You can revise your ITR within the due date to get it re-processed by the income tax department in India.

What is Revised return u/s [139(5)] ?

Income Tax Return to be filed in response to a notice or a defective original return. A revised ITR is a revision to an already e-filed, e-verified ITR for the same assessment year. Revised return can't be filed in case of a belated return, which is filed for the same Assessment Year (for example revised return for FY 2022-23 (AY 2023-24) should be filed on or before 31st Dec 2023).

Revise your ITR with

1. Select Self-Service with Revised Return Type

Once the ITR due date is over, you have an opportunity to select "Belated" OR "Revised" IT Return upto the revision period for an assessment year. (For eg., Dec 31st 2023 for FY 2022-23 or AY 2023-24).

Select the Self-Service IT Filing service from the dashboard after the creation of an account (refer How to create a Account for IT Filing?) and login. Select appropriate options (Refer How to select a Service to File Income Tax Return?).

  1. Select Self Service Tax Filing
  2. choose "Revised" for Return Type field
  3. select the exact date of Filing
  4. enter the Acknowledgement number from the Original ITR

If you have filed the Original ITR from, search your inbox for the email subject of "eFiled Successfully" to know your acknowledgement number.

That's it, populates the original return data automatically into your Revised Filing. Now change the data that you want to change to eFile the same.. in few minutes.

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2. Add as authorised e-Return Intermediary (e-RI)

Tax Profile Screen in ITR

If you are already having an Govt. IT Dept Portal account, only PAN and Date of Birth is required for adding you as a Client followed by OTP consent. Here by giving consent you understand that EZTax (e-Return Intermediary) can access your data available with the Income Tax Department for Income Tax Return preparation purposes or for any related status updates.

3. Select a Tax Profile

Tax Profile Screen in ITR

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4. Upload Form-16 or use ERI to pull data

Form 16 Upload Screen in ITR
Starting from FY 2021-22 (AY 2022-23), Form 16 is no longer needed as the salary data can be fetched directly from income tax department using PAN, Date of Birth and your OTP. much simpler in e-filing your ITR. Use 'Online' option in the Welcome Screen of after taking the self service.

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  1. Upload a Form-16 PDF
  2. Simple Salary Questionnaire from Form-16
  3. In addition, select the relevant questionnaires for Interest Income, House Property, Business & Profession, Capital Gains, Exempt Income, Other Income, Clubbing Income, Foreign Income, Deductions, Taxes Paid, Advance Tax, Self-Assessment Tax

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5. Add / Review Salary

Multiple Salary Addition Screen in ITR

Review Salary information that was uploaded or added manually and add additional salaries if you have switched the jobs during the financial year you selected.

6. Add / Review Other Sources of Income

Rental Income Screen in ITR

In addition to Salary Income, add additional sources of income from Interest Income, House Property, Business & Profession, Capital Gains, Exempt Income, Other Income, Clubbing Income, Foreign Income, and add Deductions, Taxes Paid, Advance Tax, Self-Assessment Tax that is applicable to you.

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Tax Optimiser Screen in ITR

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8. Review & e-File

Summary / Review Screen in ITR

We are by far the fastest e-Filer in the market today in India. Once prepared, takes just a few seconds to upload your return!

Once e-filed, you can download your customized ITR Report in PDF format along with email communication and reminders.

More @ How to understand Tax Summary while IT Filing ?

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Creative Audit screen from EZTax

EZTax carries experience, intent to help you get peace of mind. Creative Audit, a smart feature help you in knowing the potential filing issues* now to get you peace of mind you rightly deserve.

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File Manager in App

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Upload your tax documents all @ EZTax Secure File manager, to retrieve anytime you want Online. EZTax keeps all the data in Indian Data Center, unlike other foreign companies.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.When is the Income Tax Filing (ITR) Deadline?

Typically, it's Jul 31st of every year, for FY 2022-23 it is Jul 31st, 2023.

2.What if you miss the deadline for filing income tax returns?

No Worry, you can file your taxes using Belated return type up to Dec 31st, 2023 (for income generated during FY 2022-23).

For latest due dates, refer Tax Compliance Calendar

3.What are different Return Types to choose while filing Income Tax Return (ITR)?

  1. Original: Income Tax Return to be filed for the first time on or before due date for the selected Assessment Year.
  2. Belated: Income Tax Return to be filed for the first time after due date.
  3. Revised: Income Tax Return to be filed in response to a notice or a defective original return. Revised return can also be filed in case of a belated return, which is filed for the same Assessment Year.

4.Do you have to pay Penalty?

Yes. The Government of India (GOI) Feb 2017 introduced a maximum late fee of Rs. 10,000 for delayed ITR filing by individuals. Later it was adjusted to a max of Rs. 5000/-

5.What if there is an error in your ITR?

You can file a Revised Return for the Original before the end of the current assessment calendar year i.e., before Dec 31st

6.What about Aadhaar PAN Linking?

Deadline for linking PAN, Aadhaar cards, a must for filing ITR, is Jun 30th 2023 without a processing fee. Without it your ITR won't be accepted. There are few exceptions to this such as those who are senior Citizens (Age > 80 years) OR who are residing in the States of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya OR a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961; OR not a citizen of India. Link Now

Now, you can still link your aadhaar and PAN with a govt. fee of Rs. 1000. until further notice or before Dec 31st 2023.

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Disclaimer: This article provides an overview and general guidance, not exhaustive for brevity. Please refer Income Tax Act, GST Act, Companies Act and other tax compliance acts, Rules, and Notifications for details.