Format of reply to Penalty notice under section 272B for wrong quoting or non-quoting of PAN/ Aadhaar Number

Income tax department issue notice under section 272B of Income Tax Act 1961, to the Assessee’s who filed their Income tax Return, but filled wrong PAN / Aadhaar Number or not filled PAN/ Aadhaar Number  in their Income tax Returns. Under section 272B Assessing office can impose a penalty of Rs. 10,000/- on Assessee for wrong quoting or non-quoting of PAN/ Aadhaar Number in Income Tax Return.

Now a question arises what should Assessee reply if he filled wrong PAN/ Aadhaar Number or failed to file PAN/ Aadhaar Number? We are producing below a standard format of reply to the Assessing Officer which Assessee may use if they received any such notice from Income Tax Department.


Date –

Applicant:- ________________________________




Subject: – Reply to Your Office notices under section 272B of Income Tax Act, 1961

Ref: Your Office Letter No………….. Dated …………….


I refer to your aforesaid letter dated ……….by which your Honor proposed to levy a penalty of Rs. 10,000/- for *wrong PAN or Aadhaar Number /No PAN or Aadhaar Number on income Tax Return and would like to submit as under:-

1.  That I  filed the return of income in your Honours office for the Assessment year ………. On ……………… however due to some mistake I quote the *wrong pan number or Aadhaar Number / Forgot to Quote the PAN or Aadhaar Number on the Return. The correct pan / Aadhaar Number number is as under:


2. I hereby request your Honor to kindly accept the correct pan number.


I would further like to request your Honor to accept the correct pan number/ Aadhaar Number and drop the penalty proceeding initiated u/s 272B as there was no malafide intention behind the *wrong quote/ No Quote of PAN/ Aadhaar Number.

Your faithfully


(Assessee Name)

* Strikeout whichever is not applicable


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  1. neenu says:

    i will get a notice from income tax office for service tax-payment of service tax and filling of ST-3 can i reply for thid letter

  2. G Misra says:

    I got problem by filing return online. I recieved a notice for not paying the taxes whereas i have income source as salary only. and the account officer of my dept issues a form 16 with informing me about my gross salary and TDS etc. Same i filled online. But the notice says you have to pay tax and interest thereon. What shall I do now.
    i have decided not to file E-return.

  3. Abhay Raj says:

    Income Tax Department

    Applicant:- Raj Gramodhog Vikas Samiti

    Darshan Nagar, Faizabad – 224135

    Uttar Pradesh (INDIA)

    Subject:- Reply to notices under section 272B of Income Tax Act 1961


    The above named applicant beg to submit the reply to the above said notice as under:-

    1. That the applicant has filed the return of income however due to some mistake quote the wrong pan number. The correct pan number is as under:

    Acknowledgement No. : 014360100038001

    2.That the applicant kindly request you to accept the correct pan number.


    In view of the above the applicant kindly request you to accept the correct pan number and drop the proceeding initiated u/s 272B

    Thanking You

    Your faithfully
    Abhay Raj
    Darshan Nagar
    Faizabad, 224135

  4. surendra says:

    The text is not sufficient and there are lot of grammatical mistakes also. How can you post such articles without going through the appropriateness of such a format.

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