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Response to Defective Notice u/s 139(9)

Perform the following steps to submit response to notice issued u/s 139(9):

  1. Logon to ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  2. Go to the ‘e-File’ menu and Click ‘Response to Notice u/s 139(9)’
  3. Details such as ITR, A.Y, e-Filing Acknowledgement No., CPC Reference Number, Notice Date, Status and Response are displayed. Click the ‘Submit’ hyperlink in the Response column.
  4. All the identified defects from the filed ITR is displayed to the taxpayers.
    Choose YES/NO from the ‘Do you agree with defect?’ column.
    • On Choosing YES, Upload the correct XML and Click the Submit button.
    • On Choosing NO, Enter your remarks under column ‘Assessee Remarks’ and Click the Submit button.

    Note
    For AY 2019-20, Please download the latest ITR utility for AY 2019-20 and generate the XML by choosing 'Filed in response to notice u/s' as '139(9)'in the ITR utility.
  5. To view the submitted response, Click ‘View’ hyperlink under Response column to know the details of response submitted. ​