Presently, notice u/s 143(2) is generated by CASS in ITBA. Also, AO issues the statutory notice including notice u/s 142(1) with Questionnaire of the IT Act 1961 from the ITBA assessment module to the assessee’s designated email ID. Similarly, there are many proceedings of the Income Tax Act which require notice or correspondence between the Department and taxpayer and vice-versa including proceedings for appeal, exemption, rectification etc.

This functionality has been designed to enable the assesse to view the e-mail communication issued by AO and to submit response to different Notices or correspondence issued by Assessing Officers or any Income tax Authority.


Step 1: Login to e-filing portal at If you are not registered with the e-filing portal, use the ‘Register Yourself link to register.

Step 2: A link e-Assessment/Proceedings is provided under e-Proceeding tab.

e-Proceeding tab

Step 3: On clicking the link the users can view the Proceeding details.

Proceeding details.

Step 4: The user can opt out/opt for e-assessment anytime. By default option for “Opt for e-Assessment” is selected as Yes. In order to Opt out of e-Assessment click on the “Change” button available. When user clicks on the change button the below popup is displayed to the users.

optfor e-Assessment

User needs to click on the Confirm button to opt out of e-Assessment.

If at any time, the users want to opt for e-assessment again click on “Change” button.

Change e-assessment

User needs to click on the Confirm button to opt for e-Assessment.

Note: The users will not be allowed to submit response if “No” is selected for above question. But can view the proceeding details for both the options.

Step 5: Click on Proceeding Name hyperlink. All proceeding details will be displayed.

Proceeding Name

Step 6: In order to see the notice details Click on Reference ID hyperlink.

Reference ID hyperlink.

Communication details

Step 7: Click on Submit link to submit the response.


Enter all the details and click on submit button.

Enter details

Step 8: On Successful Submission success message along with the Transaction ID is displayed on the screen. In case you make a mistake in submission of response, you may further revise it by login to e-filing portal.

e-filing portal.

Step 9: Submitted online response can be viewed by clicking on the View.

e-filing portal.

Step 9: For viewing the response details click on View Details. The responses will be sorted as latest first.

View Details.

Step 10: All response details will be displayed. The User can download the attachments submitted at time of response.

submitted at time of response.

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