How a wrong email address can impact your income tax return filling
Email address is the most important thing that an individual or a company need to look in while registering at income tax site or filling income tax return. Most of the tax payers in India use their office email id for income tax e-filling. We suggest them not to use their office email address while filling ITR form.
What you get on your email address
ITR V receipt
Intimation or notice or rectification on your IT return
Unauthorized access or password change notifications
ITR V Receipt
Filling your income tax return online without a digital signature require you to send the ITRV form to IT department's CPC office within 120 days of uploading. IT department after receiving such acknowledgement (i.e. ITRV) will issue you a receipt to your email ID as a proof of receiving your acknowledgement by post.
IT Notice or Intimations to your email ID
After you file your income tax return, IT office will re-assess your income tax return and based on their calculation if any difference found in the amount of income or taxes then they send you an intimation or notice. This intimation or notice is sent to your email address that is mentioned on your ITR form. These intimation or notices require your prompt response based on the content of the notice. If you have given a wrong email ID then it will be delivered to that wrong email ID in which case you will be in trouble.
In case you have forgotten your e-filling password then after resetting your password it will be delivered to your registered email ID which you have provided at the time of registering at income tax efilling website. In case you have given a wrong email ID then it will be very difficult for you to reset your password.
Unauthorized Access or password change
In recent past peoples have hacked few celebrities's income tax account and have accessed their income and other details that they have disclosed to income tax department. For any such things Income tax department will send you emails to your registered email ID for such logins if you have provided your correct email accounts at the time of registration at income tax site.
Many people have a habit of giving their companies email ID while filling or registering themselves with income tax department. We suggest them to use their own personal email ID as after leaving the company or retirement it will be difficult for them to keep track of the emails that they receive from income tax department.
If you are taking a third party services for filling your income tax return then make sure that they use your email ID as provided by you. In absence of your email ID it will be difficult for you to keep track of your income tax return updates.
You have to be very careful on spam emails that usually come from different persons asking for your PAN number and personal information. We request you not to respond to these emails as income tax department never ask you about your PAN number and personal information.