There has been a change in the way Income Tax Department (ITD) is processing the income tax returns (ITR) for financial year 2016-17.
This has led to Intimation u/s 143(1)(a) being issued to a lot of taxpayers with even the slightest discrepancy in their return.
How returns were processed till 2016:
Only tax details declared in your ITR were matched with the tax details available in your Form 26AS.
How returns are being processed in 2017:
Now all details declared in your ITR w.r.t. Income (gross total income, taxable income, other income like interest income, etc.) / Deductions / TDS, … Read more