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Here's how to update information in ITR without filing revised return

The last date to file the Income-tax return for the financial year 2018-19 is already over. The deadline was August 31, 2019. There are times when people resort to last minute to file their returns, they tend to commit mistakes in their
basic details. In order to rectify these mistakes, one need not file the revised return. 

According to the income tax department's website, "After uploading of the ITR, if any change occurs in taxpayers Bank Account, Address, Mobile Number and e-mail id, then the taxpayer can update these changes through 'Change ITR Form Particulars'. Any update can be made only prior to processing of the return." 

Usually, the income tax department takes a month, from the date of filing, to process the tax return. For instance, if you wish to make changes in your permanent address or want to update the mobile number, you can do it online. Such a mistake in basic details results in a non-receipt of the refund. Also, while rectifying it online, one doesn't need to file a revised ITR for this.

Step-by-step process to update basic details in ITR form-

Visit income tax website

Go to income tax India website- Log in to the 'e-filling portal'.

Go to 'My Account'

Now go to the 'My Account' menu from the site located at the upper left side of the page. From here click 'Service Request'. 

Select 'Request Type'

Select 'Request Type' as 'New Request' and then choose the 'Request Category' as 'Change ITR form Particulars'. After that click 'Submit'.

Enter acknowledgement number

Enter the 'Acknowledgement number' of the income tax return and mention the necessary details. Now click the 'Submit'.

Enter the details you wish to change or update

Now, you will see three option such as 'Do you want to change Bank account number?', 'Do you want to change address details' or Do you want to change email ID/Mobile number details?'. You can change or update any of the details mentioned above. Click 'Submit'. 

Success message will be shown

On successful completion, the message will read, "Your request for a change in ITR Form particulars have been submitted successfully and the Transaction ID is xxxxxxxxxx. 


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