Good Afternoon Sir,
recently, I filed online ITR for AY 2023-2024
I am NRI working in Saudi Arabia.
I received email with below subject
"Important - Rectify the defect in your Return of Income"
I need to rectify and return file returns again on or before Aug 03, 2023
Can you help on this matter with chargeable fees
Ans: Good Afternoon Aejaz,
I understand your concern about the notice you've received regarding a defect in your Income Tax Return for AY 2023-2024. As an NRI working in Saudi Arabia, it's crucial to ensure your tax filings are accurate.
The notice you received typically means that there might be some discrepancies or missing information in the return you've filed. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect reporting of income, deductions, tax credits, etc.
Here are a few general steps you can take:
1. Review the Notice: The Income Tax Department usually provides a reason for the defect in the notice itself. Review it carefully to understand what the issue might be.
2. Check Your ITR Form: Go through the ITR form you've filled out. Make sure all the information is accurate and complete. Pay special attention to the sections related to foreign income, as this is a common area where mistakes can occur for NRIs.
3. Rectify the Defect: Once you've identified the issue, you can rectify it by logging into the e-filing portal. You'll need to revise your return with the correct information and submit it again.
Please note that this is general advice and the exact steps might vary depending on the specifics of your case. If you're finding it difficult to rectify the defect yourself, it might be beneficial to seek professional help. As a tax professional, I can certainly assist you with this on a chargeable basis.
Remember, the deadline for rectifying the defect is August 3, 2023. It's important to act promptly to avoid any further complications.
I hope this helps! If you need further assistance, feel free to reach out.