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Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, just a few days are left for the end of financial year 2014-15. Some lethargic tax payers are in hurry for filing their Income tax return for Financial Year 2012-13 and 2013-14, but the due date of filing the return is July or September. How many previous years’ Income Tax returns can be filed?

Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, for the Financial Year 2013-14 the due date for filing for a salaried person or other tax payers is 31st July 2014 and for any company and other tax payers is 30th September 2014 and for transfer pricing applicable assesse it is 30th November. However, there are certain provisions under Income Tax Act, applicable for tax payers for filing their return after the due date. But please note that they come with restrictions.

Arjuna: Krishna, if the tax payer has not filed the return before the due date then how should the tax payer file the return later?

Krishna: Arjuna, if the return is not filed as per section 139(1) of The Income Act then the tax payer can file the return within 1 year from the end of assessment year. For e.g. return for Financial Year 2012-13 can be filed till 31st March 2015 and for the Financial Year 2013-14 return can be filed up to 31st March 2016. But please note that, the return filed after the due date i.e. 31st July or 30th September is considered as Late Return of section 139(4).

Arjuna: Krishna, if the tax payer wants to file the return of preceding to previous years then what?

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Krishna: Arjuna, as per income tax act return of the preceding years e.g. for F.Y. 2011-12 filed now, is generally called “time bared”. Further many tax payers manually submit the preceding 2 or 3 previous years return to complete their remaining responsibilities. However, whether to consider these returns or not is the discretion of the department. Income tax department may decide whether a penalty is to be imposed or not for such type of return. So tax payer should avoid filing a late return.

Arjuna: Krishna, what would happen if the tax payer has not filed the return?

Krishna: Arjuna, it is the responsibility of the tax payer to file the return. If the tax payer receives the notice of enquiry under section 142(1) or notice of Escaping income under section 148 then tax payer may file the return before the date as mentioned in notice or before completion of Assessment. This means the department gives one more chance but penalty can be levied by the department in such conditions.

Arjuna: Krishna, what can be the consequences if the tax payer has filed the return after due date i.e Late return?

Krishna: Arjuna, for maintaining discipline and for planning, the department decides a certain due date for filing the return. If this is not followed then the tax payer has to bear the consequences. The following can be the consequences for filing late return:-

  1. If late return is filed then it cannot be revised
  2. If loss is shown in the return then it cannot be carried forward
  3. Penalty of Rs. 5,000 can be imposed if the tax payer does not file the return of 2013-14 before 31st March 2015
  4. If a tax liability arose to the taxpayer then an interest will be imposed
  5. If there is refund to the tax payer then after the due date he will not get the amount of interest.

Arjuna: Krishna, if tax payer has not filed return within due dates then should he file the return or what is the remedy?

Krishna: Arjuna, even though it is late the tax payer should file the return. All tax payers who have not filed the return for 2012-13 and 2013-14 then they should file the return before 31st March 2015. For e.g. If taxpayer is having tax liability for preceding to 2012-13 year then the tax payer should pay tax and submit the Computation of Income, copy of challan along with the application to the department. It’s a voluntary compliance form the tax payer hence, lesser interest and penalty may be levied otherwise tax payer will have to face the consequences. If there is refund of previous years then taxpayer may make application to the commissioner for claiming refund.

Arjuna: Krishna, what should the tax payer learn from this?

Krishna: Arjuna, Tax payer should file the return before due date because due to computerization it is easy to find the defaulter. Further if there are entries in form 26AS of TDS and if the return is not filed then it can be problematic for the tax payer. Further if return is not filed within the due date then banks may not consider return for Loan purpose, etc. Please note that, while driving a vehicle on the route of laws, return should be filed before due date, as there is no U turn and in future Toll needs to be paid i.e. penalty would be imposed.

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141 responses to “How many previous years’ Income Tax returns can be filed after due date? Let’s remove confusion”

  1. vipin says:

    Hi,

    I have a query(5th June 2017), today I came to know my CA has not file a return for FY 2014-15,
    for 2015-16 I only file the ITR, now I have to file ITR for 2016-17

    So would like to know can I file ITR for FY 2014-15 along with FY 2016-17 ITR

    • S M VED says:

      I HAVE NOT FILED I T RETURN FROM F Y 2010-2011 AND NOT CLAIMED TDS RECOVERY BY BANK I HAVE NO OTHER INCOME .TODAY FOR WHICH YEARS I CAN FILE RETURNS AND CLAIM MY TDS

      • S M VED says:

        THANKS FOR FAST RESPONSE, CAN I NOW FILE RETURNS FOR F Y 2015-2016 AND 2016-2017 AND THEN FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

  2. suyog says:

    sir i was not file it return last 5 years. but employer has deducted my tds. then it is possible to file IT return now for last 5 year. and which penalty have levy to pay.

    • SUKHENDRA KUMAR MAJUMDER says:

      SIR THIS IS FIRST TIME I AM I WANT TO SUBMIT MY INCOMETAX RETURN.CAN I FILE RETURN FOR FY 2015-16 NOW

  3. Ravi says:

    sir i want to file ITR FY 2012- 2013 and FY 2013 -14..if any way then suggest me ..At Income tax site when we file ITR then we get that year option ..Suppose if i file it then what happen ?

  4. KAPIL SHARMA says:

    महोदय मुझे यह जानना है कि मैं 2013-14 के रिटर्न को पूरा कर सकता हूं –

  5. sridhar says:

    Sir,
    i have filed IT RETURNS for 2014-15 and 2015-16.but my i dint filed for years 2009-10 to 2013-14. Isn’t chance to file income tax online or manual. what is the procedure for claim TDS.Please suggest me.

    • KAMAL GUPTA says:

      Dear Sir…
      Good afternoon…
      Can I file income tax return for financial year 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 in the current assessment year 2017-18? As I have provided all these details to one of my known tax advocate for filing of my above given financial years ITR in the last assessment year 2016-17 but He could file ITR of 2014-15 & 2015-16 till 31st March, 2017. Kindly advise. Regards…Kamal Gupta, Kanpur. M: 9690120786.

  6. Sudhakar says:

    Mr. Ankush , thanks so much for your kindness and answering every query in detail

  7. MANISH KUMAR SOMANI says:

    SIR AS I HAVE NOT FILED RETURN FOR LAST 3 F.Y AS MY INCOME FALLS UNDER NON TAXABLE INCOME . CAN I FILE RETURN FOR THESE YEARS AND WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE

  8. Bilal Ahmad says:

    In December 2016 i filed return of 14/15,can i revise it.

  9. SONU says:

    Dear Sir,

    MY TDS DEDUCTED FROM 2011-12 BUT I HAVE NOT FILE MY INCOME TAX RETURNS. I HAVE RECEIVE A NOTICE FROM INCOME TAX RETURN YOU NOT FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS 12-13 PLEASE INFORM ME THAT HOW MANY YEAR I CAN FILE MY INCOME TAX RETURNS

  10. CA Ankush thakur says:

    Worried about, ITR, REFUND or need any assistance regarding income tax , then call on 9910045600

  11. Ram says:

    i am a government contractor and TDS is deducted from my payments, i have not filed returns since last 25 years and in this period i was very tense and i lost everything in losses in business including my house and properties. now i want to start afresh with the same name. can i be free from filing old returns and to file new fresh returns from now onwards when i start my business again from zero? please reply to me as i am very tense. thanks and regards.

  12. Dilip says:

    Sir I want to know that can i fill 2013-14 return know

  13. GANDHI MOHAN BHARATI says:

    Sorry TGD Retuns were uploaded by the Postal Department in December, 2015.

  14. GANDHI MOHAN BHARATI says:

    I had taken up a case with Postal Authrities for NOT issuing Form 16A to the poor Small Savings Agents. This resulted in the Department uploading TDS details only in December, 1975. The poor village Agents are NOT responsible for the delay. For want of Form 16A and non reflection in Form 26AS, they could not file ITRs and claim refund. What is the remedy?

  15. karan prasad swarnkar says:

    sir i have not filled my return from financial year 2009-10, 2010-11,2011-12 and 2012-13
    and how i file above return and what are consequences if i filled these returns as late return . if i file late return , refund received or not. and what under section i file late return.
    please suggest me for above cases.

  16. Manjunath S says:

    I forgot to claim tax refund and missed to checkbox for refund option while filing ITR for past 3 years. I wish to claim my taxable income as I have shown valid proof which comes below normal taxable income but when I filed for this year it did not give an option of getting refund as FY 2015-16 my income has not exceeded above 2.5L. Please let me know the procedure as to how to claim refund for last 3 years?

  17. Hemal Raval says:

    I receive non filler notice of ITR when i online filing ITR 4 for the F.y.2013-14 message display date is over what can i do

  18. ds says:

    can i file my IT return for A.Y.2014-15 NOW & HOW?? WHAT PROCEDURE HAVE TO FOLLOW

  19. arvind Jha says:

    dear Sir, I arvind jha want to file ITR for last three year how can we file pls update us

  20. dinesh khelkar says:

    NO

  21. Khush says:

    Hi,
    I realised today that I have to pay 835 Rs more to Income tax authority for the finanicia year 2012-13. Could you please help me in guiding underwhich section I should revise my tax. I know it is late and this I realized after going through 143(1) Demand Notice. There was communication going on from last one year with TAX department.

  22. prakash says:

    I’m a Salary employee in Private Engineering college i worked since2010-2014 november then i shifted to abroad in Feb,2015, now i came back from abroad on holidays i’m going to buy a new house when i approached bank for housing loan they asked FORM-16 for last 3 years but my previous employer paid my salary through bank per month Rs.23000/- after deduction of P.T.only other than i don’t have any salary slips from my past employer so now bank asking FORM-16A for 2011-12, 12-13, 13-14 financial years is it possible to file returns now with late payment fee past employer now agreed to provide salary certificates for those years so kindly guide me to get FORM-16A to get Housing loan from bank..

  23. Anil Kumar says:

    I want to fill return file for fy 2012-13 by 31.3.16 what is possible?
    I filled return file for fy2013-14 and fy2014-15

  24. Dipak says:

    I want to file return of FY 11-12 & 12-13 on as of date 31-12-2016. Is it possible to file return of FY 11-12 & 12-13 ? what is the procedure of it?

  25. bompelly venugopala chary: tax consultant says:

    how to file previous years tds to current year tds

  26. Ankit Jain says:

    Sir,

    My return for FY 2013-14 is not filed and my income is within the slab not chargable to tax and if i filed my return now on 17.12.2015 then will the penalty of 5000 be raised or not…???

  27. KIRAN says:

    Since last two and half year, i have been working with a proprietorship company where my salary was 25000/- PM-& 40000/- PM (last six months) & NOW I AM UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE LAST MONTH. i did not not pay the income tax for this period LAST 2 YEARS, in the same period my owner used my credit card for more than two lakhs on two occassions and now i have got a notice from income tax department, what do i do now AS I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO REVERT THROUGH THE INCOME TAX WEBSITE?

  28. Rahul says:

    F.y 2013- 2014 e filling are pending but my status is refund for that years so penalty is howmuch

  29. naresh kumar says:

    i was no pan card in assement year 2014-15. my deduction was 52k . now i have a pan card. can i take my 52k now even i have a pan card. plse reply me.
    MY MOB NO :9575638772

    THANJS & REGARDS

    NARESH YADAV

  30. ashish rana says:

    Hi
    I haven’t filled my ITR for assessment year 2013-14.Now I have received a notice from Incometax department for not filling ITR 2013-14.
    Can I still fill my ITR return for assessment year 2013-14.?
    If yes then is there any tax liability on me?
    I am salaried employee and my employer already deducted tax for assessment year 2013-14

  31. Maitri says:

    Dear Sir

    Kindly help me. I have not filled my IT return file 2012-13 so because of that i got notice under section 194 C & 197 J. My TDS refund is around 1 lac. My CA had given answer of that notice is “not applicable”. I want my refund amount. Is their any way to i claim for my TDS refund amount.

  32. achin says:

    if you want any year income tax return, service tax registration, pan card, ssi registration, any type return or registration call-8273980693

  33. kumaresan says:

    an need tax filing and audit. please contact 9790495925

  34. ramesh says:

    i want to take loan from bank the bank demanding last 3 years income tax return but my previous return was filled of f.y.2010-11. so am i able now to fill income tax return of f.y 2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 ? i m not a tax payer and my all return will would be nill due to not high income. plz suggest

    • putta raju says:

      I have file return 2013-14 and 2014-15. but not filed return 2012-13. but bank demanding three year return. May I file return 2012-13. any penalty for that? Please let me know

    • lakshmikantha says:

      The above case but it is association of persons. Since there were no income in the earlier years and getting the registration is delayed since 2011-12, now it is cleared. interested to file the retrurn for earlier years as “UNREGISTERED ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS’ is it possible ?

      Thanking You

  35. SonuSharma says:

    sir, I have not filed my IT Returns from AY 2010-11 ,will penalty be imposed in case of non-filing of returns FY 2012-2013 by a salaried employee but tds has been deducted and same has been reflected in Form 26AS?

  36. Rajashekhar Hegde says:

    I have not filed my IT Returns from AY 2010-11 to AY 2014-15. Shall I file it now by downloaded IRT1 from income tax website?. Online Filing will accept OR manually We have to file?
    (I have filed AY-2015-16 before 31.08.15.)

  37. Rajashekhar Hegde says:

    I have not filed my IT Returns from AY 2010-11 to AY 2014-15. Shall I file it now by downloaded IRT1 from income tax website?. Online Filing will accept OR manually We have to file?
    (I have filed AY-2015-16 before 31.08.15.)

  38. Durbesh Sharma says:

    Dear Sir,
    I want to submitted Return of As year 2012-13 of my NGO, also want refund TDS. TDS Amount is 49000.00
    please help me
    Durbesh Sharma
    9415328558

  39. Kashmir Kumar Khurana says:

    I had filed IT return every year of yr 2009-10., 2010-11, Mannually because of no internet facility . later all IT yr 2011-12 to till date on line has been filled .
    In year 2013 i recd notive from income dept Mandi on non filing of income tax return of yr 2010-11, 2011-12

    I wrote to then with copy of ITR submitted before and fresh copies of ITR of specified were submitted with acknowledgement. Official on Duty informed that until it is updated in on line it will be followed.
    All tax has been paid , form -16 was attached. Recently retired from prv service wef 31st aug,15 . I am afraid of getting notice in future until it is updated in On line. How to do it . Copies are sent to Chief income tax commissioner .

    pl reply to get help to move in right direction to close the matter.

    KKKHURANA-HP
    9805016935

  40. VENKAT says:

    SIR
    I got income tax notice for AY 2013-14 and i have taxable income of more than 5 lakhs How can i file my Return for Now. and if there is a chance i can file my Return if notice is given

  41. CMA Nadeem says:

    Anyone who has not filled it return can call me or any kind of query
    Mobile No-9599482065

  42. B CHITRA says:

    i want to verify an ITR WHICH IS FILED MANUALLY AND NO TAX IS PAID. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE PROCESS

  43. Rajesh says:

    any one want return file 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15

    call 0705001261

  44. Vignesh Vishwananthan says:

    Unable to attach the .xml file for the Assessment year 2013-2014. System keeps saying “last date is over”.
    Pl advice on what to do?

  45. r kumar says:

    i filed return for the year 15-16 i filled the tds detail but forgot to fill the amount in interest column and submitted the retun in time now the refund is coming to my colleagues account and the tds deducted by banks is might also be refunded to me because i left the interest column if money refunded even then i can file the return?

  46. AJAY says:

    Dear Sir

    I due of return for the fy 2012-2013 and deducted tds and this amt is refudable so i do the return today date 03.09.2015

  47. ARJUN says:

    ITR4 2014 WHICH HAS FILLED AFTER DUE CAN SUCH RETURN CAN BE REVISED NOW.
    ITR4 2014 FILLED 02/09/2015 CAN BE REVISED NOW

  48. devendra kumar misra says:

    dear sir
    i want to submit the 2013 and 2014 years itr. kindly suggest me in which section i can do the same.

  49. Kamal says:

    I have filed tax return via tax spanner for FY13-14. Tax Spanner had filed the wrong return, Can I r-file return for FY 13-14 or can I sue Tax spanner for filing incorrect return.

  50. shivaji gaikwad says:

    Hello sir.

    I did not file itr for the FY 11-12,12-13.13-14 can I file this manually paper returns now.only 3 to 4 thousands TDS deducted in above mentioned year.

  51. Awanish says:

    Dear Sir

    I want to submit tax against assessment year 2012-13 and 2013-14. Is there any means for submit it and get refund?

    Best Regard

    Dr. Awanish Kumar
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biotechnology (Room No.F-55)
    National Institute of Technology (NIT)
    GE Road, Raipur-492010 (Chhattisgarh), INDIA

    • santhosh v says:

      Sir, I had not submitted my IT returns for the period 12-13, 13-14, 14-15 during the respective assessment year. In the year 17-18 I submitted the IT return for the above period. Being a salaried person all my IT is deducted in the respective years and balance salary is only given to me and I am having all TDS certificates with me. Now I have received notice from IT under section 274 RWS 271 F of IT act, 1961. upon my appearance to the honourable office, I have been informed that I will have to pay an amount of Rs.5000/- X 03 years = Rs.15000. Is there any possibility of excempting from the above penalty getting imposed.

  52. Soumitra says:

    I have submitted the ITR for AY 2013-14, This year I realized that I had to pay for STCG on that return, Should I include it in this AY 2014-15 or revised return to be submitted for AY 2013-14.

  53. DEEPAK PUJARI says:

    SIR,

    I FILLED MY INCOME TAX RETURN FOR THE AY 2012-13 ARE FILLING IN AY 2016-17.

    THANKS
    DEEPAK PUJARI

  54. Suresh says:

    I have not submitted IT return for AY 2010-2011, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-2014. I understand from your guide that I can submit past years IT return. However just wanted to know 1) can I submit above mentioned assessment years return before 31st August ? 2)whether there is any penalty if I submit return for the above mentioned assessment years ? My income is from Bussines only. I have received a compliance form in income tax portal asking that “Return Not received”. What should be my next step ? Please help

  55. sreekanth says:

    I wanna do my tax returns for the ASSesment Year 2009 t0 2010 & 2010-2011.

    It is possible do the filing now.

    Thanks

    Sreekanth

  56. Ritesh Kumar says:

    I have not submitted IT return for AY 2013-2014. I understand from your guide that I can submit past years IT return. However just wanted to know 1) can I submit above mentioned assessment years return before 31st August ? 2)whether there is any penalty if I submit return for the above mentioned assessment years ? My income is from salary only. I have received a compliance form in income tax portal asking that “Return Not received”. What should be my next step ? Please help

  57. NIshita Doshi says:

    I want to file a return for the first time in a.Y.2015-16 for the claim of TDS. My income is below taxable limit. is it necessary for me to file last year’s return as well for this purpose?

  58. Kaushik Banerjee says:

    sir, can I submit the file of AY2013-14 again through online for getting the adjustment of Tax with TDS?

  59. Kaushik Banerjee says:

    sir, my ITR for the AY2013-14 was submitted manually by a local tax consultant at the I.T.office, Kolkata and I paid tax. I received ITR-V with stamped, but now, when I check my online account, in Trace page I found that there is some TDS, But in my file It was not mentioned for adjustment or refund.

    could I demand for this refund now? if possible what is the way, if you kindly suggest me. thank you.

  60. Tuhin says:

    I have not submitted IT return for AY2014-2015 and 2013-2014. I understand from your guide that I can submit past years IT return. However just wanted to know 1) can I submit above mentioned assessment years return before 31st August ? 2)whether there is any penalty if I submit return for the above mentioned assessment years ? My income is from salary only. I have received a compliance form in income tax portal asking that “Return Not received”. What should be my next step ? Please help

  61. MOHD . IMTYAJ says:

    Dear sir

    i was not filed the return of ITR for Assesment year -2012-2013 (f.y -11-12) ITR-4s . can i File the ITR in 2015 please suggesd

  62. PRADEEP says:

    can a itr be filed for 6 years at a time

  63. sreenivas says:

    Dear sir,

    for the year 2009- 2010 my company has deducted TDS .Due to non availability of pan card company has deducted 20%( i came under 10% slab).But they have not filed.
    Is there any provision is there to file the tax.Please let me know .

    Thanks & Regards
    Sreenivas

  64. PRADEEP HISARIYA says:

    One of my client received notice from dept for non-filing of I tax return in July’2015 for the Financial year 2012-13. Now he wants to file return. He is an bank employee and tds has already been deducted.

    I have made compliance through online filing that return is preparing. Dept. has not sent any communication/ notice further.
    My question is under which section, we should file return before receiving any notice from dept.

  65. ambica says:

    Respected Sir,
    I want to file previous 3 years returns as there was tds deducted and we want to claim the tds so what is the process to file for three years.

  66. sudhir singh says:

    how to possible 2012-13 submit income tax in 2015.

  67. Mehulkumar says:

    Sir,
    With due respect i want to say that, Is it possible for me to file a return for finncial year 2012-13?????
    Do reply me

  68. Pankaj says:

    Hi,

    I e-filed ITR-1 for AY 2013-14 on 31/07/2013 only, but the form was submitted with the due tax amount around 3,000. After then, I neither did any correction nor I sent signed hard copy to CPC.

    I received “Final reminder communication: Non-Receipt of ITR V” notification for AY 2013-14 from CPC in Feb, 2015 through email, but unfortunately I couldn’t file return within the time limits. Yesterday, I tried to e-file ITR using 139(4), and so I paid remaining payable tax amount Rs. 4,250(including interest). After form completion, I clicked submit button and getting “The end date for filing this ITR is over.” message. After the final reminder till now I didn’t get any further notification from CPC.

    Can I send my ITR form(which shows some tax amount to pay) to CPC now? However, I did e-payment of the due tax+interest yesterday, but now I can not edit ITR to mention challan details.

    Thanks

  69. Sharad says:

    Hello Sir,

    I missed filling of ITR for AY 2014-15 (i.e FY 2013-14).

    Please advice as how can I file it now? would there be any penalty payable by me?

    What happens to my refund which would be due for this AY.

    Please advice.

  70. Rinku Prasad says:

    Sir,

    I want to know that if a govt. salaried employee paid his tax as per IT rule and there has noting any dues but he could not file his IT return. Know he want to file your return so, please send your valuable feedback regarding this matter(Late filling if any or how many previous year return can he file?

  71. Rajesh Kumar says:

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  72. BSRAJ says:

    Sir,

    I have filed ITR for AY 2012-13 wrongly; I have mistaken AY as the FY. That means even when my income in FY 2012-13 was below taxable slab, I have entered figures of FY 2013-14 in my ITR for AY 2013-14 (ie FY 2012-13); and because of that I am liable to pay some amount as tax. Now when I found this error, I was trying to revise this return file. But the system says it is not possible since last date for that AY is already over. Is there any other way possible to settle that issue?

    Because of this error and un-settled ITR for AY 2012-13, will it effect next years’ ITRs and refunds?

    Regards,
    BSRaj.

  73. Navin Kumar says:

    sir
    i want to know the procedure for claiming last 6 years income tax refund if i have not filed IT returns for that years. Application to whom to be made, in what format, manual or electronic form, etc details. Please Guide…

    Thanks and regards
    Navin Kumar

  74. ankur goel says:

    Dear Sir,
    1. i want to know that can return f.y 12-13 be revised after 31 mar 15 if i file return in mar-15, due to in return wrong account no. feed so pls give solution.
    2. if i not have a pan no. bank deduct tds on FDR interest. after that i apply pan no. can after allot pan can deducted tds before mar-15 be refunded.

  75. VECTOR says:

    Hallo sir
    I want to know the procedure for claiming last 6 years income tax refund if i have not filed IT returns for that years. Application to whom to be made, in what format, manual or electronic form, etc details. Please Guide…
    Thanking you.

  76. Ruhi says:

    sir

    i want to know the procedure for claiming last 6 years income tax refund if i have not filed IT returns for that years. Application to whom to be made, in what format, manual or electronic form, etc details. Please Guide…

    Thank n regards
    Ruhi

  77. neelesh pb says:

    I am a government employee. every year tax was deducted by employer. My yearly savings is below 50000/-. I failed to submit itr on due date. Now on 25 june i filed return for assesment year 14-15 & 15-16 through online and for year 13-14 and 12-13, i downloaded the excel format form and took the print out after entering date. Now i forwarded all thr 4 itr along with a personal application to income tax department bangalore. Is there any possibility to get the refund of all years

  78. Uttam says:

    Sir,

    I am an employee in a private school and have not filed income tax since the past six years, so also the other staff in my school. The salary was not given to the employees here timely, sometime the salary was released after 4-5 months and the details of break-up of salary was not revealed to the employees by the employer. Now, we received notice from the income tax department to pay the tax for the preceding six years. Upon our approach to the employer to help us in this matter, the employer keeps silent. I request you to kindly help me to know (i) who should be approached for this (b) how to get a complete picture of the salary statement for the past six years (c) can it the tax be submitted manually (d) Can I as an individual file my income tax for the preceding six years alone without the assistance of my employer (e) who should certify my salary statement? (f) what kind of penalty is expected in this case (e) can the employer not be equally responsible for not deducting tax at source and depositing my tax online? Since many years have passed and we do not have the proper record of salary statement, it become a real difficulty in even assessing the total tax during this period. Please help me to overcome this situation.

  79. Pravin g. says:

    Hi,
    I have paid my tax for last year but some part was due from employer side need to be paid and accordingly I had to file my returns . I have paid my full tax this year and I m due to file the same. My questions :

    1. Can I file my returns for this year without filing for last year?
    2. There was some tax due for last year , let’s say around rs 15000, am I need to pay interest and even penalty?

    Pls suggest?

  80. Sarwan Kr. Vishwakarma says:

    Sir i want to file return of fy12-13 but due date is passed on 31st march 2015,,,coz fy-12-13 return shows my tds refundable around rs.8,215,i want to claim refund what should i do,,whether any written application to be given to commissioner will help me to sort out this problem or other procedure please give me suggestion asap,,,regards

  81. Sapna says:

    Sir I want to pay previous 3 year return.can you tell me how to pay

  82. chamak says:

    sir
    i am punjab govt employee. due to pran issue last 4 months salary(Dec to march,) of financial year 2014-15 havn,t come into my bank account and this will get credit in month may 2015 .so for me during financial yr 14-15 my total gross salary becomes less and for the coming year it ll become too much. what is should do now. last year salary should be counted in financial year 14-15 so i need not pay more taxes.

  83. yashpal says:

    Sir i want to file return of fy12-13 but due date is passed on 31st march 2015,,,coz fy-12-13 return shows my tds refundable around rs.3000,,i want to claim refund what should i do,,whether any written application to be given to commissioner will help me to sort out this problem or other procedure please give me suggestion asap,,,regards

  84. Manjot Bajwa says:

    Hi sir

    I want to know that can i make any change in the tax return which i have already lodge. For tax return of years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011- 2012,2012-2013 and 2013-2014 please sir help if you can

    Regards
    Manjot Bajwa

  85. sandeep says:

    Sir
    due to some personal reasons i was not able to file returns after assessment year 2010-2011. that was my first and last return till now…but now i want to file all my pending returns. pls give me the best solution to solve this situation ASAP .wating for your early and positive response with complete details of solution
    regards
    sandeep

  86. Raj says:

    can i file return of financial year ended 31.03.13 today???

  87. RAMAN says:

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION SIR.

  88. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    mr. Punamranga

    Please refer my suggestion given to Mr. Raman , i merge ur querry in the same

  89. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    Ravi jain

    You may file f.y 13-14 return upto 31mar 2016 dead line date.

    Yes he have to pay penalty and interest if there is some tax. Calulate on tax and time basis

  90. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    Mr. Srinivas
    Normaly u cannot file return for a.y 12-13 yourself

    However if u have high amount of TDS, then you may go to A.O and ask him to issue notice u/s 148.

    You may have to penalty us271 maximum rs. 5000 only.

  91. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    Mr Raman

    You can file your Return till 31 mar 2016, for f.y 13-14. Without any penalty [u may file 2 return at a time]

    There is no need to file all previous return. And also you r not required to submit p&l and b/s , since salary class taxpayer do not need to prepar p&l ,b/s

  92. jignesh says:

    sir,if a assessee has not filed tax return for the f.y-2009-10 and his 26as showing tds of Rs.15000 and his income is below the limit of exemption can he claim refund for the same ?

    procedure for refund application.

  93. punamranga says:

    Dear sir,
    I was the salary person and i am filing the return from 1980 on ward but during the the year 2002 I was disturbed due to expired of my wife and i left the service and my salary income was closed and i have not filed the return for income tax from 2003-2004 again during the year 2013 I have joined the service in a jewellery show room and now my salary income again started and also some of amount about 4000 deducted as tds by the company so pls advice me can i file now the return as during the all the years i have no taxable income now my salary is going in the bank ancoount and tds is being deducted by employers pls advice how i can file the return…can i file only for current year’s return alongwith all the balance sheet and profit and loss account to the department.??
    pls advice..

  94. Ravi Jain says:

    Sir in my factory A worker who want get loan for purchase a property (House). So he will need to show his last three years returns…. and actually he filed return for FY 12-13… but due to some reason he couldn’t file return for FY 13-14. So there is any penalty will be imposed on him. And he shows his income some up to than exemption limit. and what is the last date of filing return (Individuals) for FY 13-14.

  95. Srinivas N says:

    Sir, I have submitted ITR 4 through online for AY 2013-14 & 2014-15 by claiming refund on Dt: 31.03.2015. Due to time bar I have not file return for AY 2012-13, Now Can I file return through online and can i claim refund?

  96. surendra says:

    Good Message.

  97. RAMAN says:

    Hi sir.
    I am central Govt. Employee and tds/income tax has been deducted by my dept of FY 2013-14, but I did not file return of the same year. Can I file the return of FY2013-14 along with 2014-15 and should I have to pay any interest or penalty?

  98. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @venkat

    Solution to ur querry:
    Its upon your wish to file return incometax act not mandate to file return

    Refund is not on ,what you invest, instead it was upon excess tax paid by you [by way of Tds/adv tax]. Therefor you can’t claim refund.

    Extra advice:
    Its better to file return [although not compulsary], so that your income record remain at good level [in case you want bank loan etc] [also u may have various interest income,etc].
    So it is advisible to file return within exemption limit

  99. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @vinayak

    You can file return for f.y 13-14 and 14-15 without any late fee/penalty/interest

    But u cannot file return for f.y 12-13 [since last date to file belated return was 31.mar.2015]

    Also take care if u looking for bank loan , make sure gap between 2 return is minimum 6 months.

  100. Venkat says:

    For last 13-years I have been filing IT returns. Now this year FY-2014-15 I don’t have income(Zero income) as I have been out of job from 1st Apr 2014 to 31st Mar 2015. However I have done investments worth 1.15-lakhs u/s 80CCC, 80C, 80D during this FY 2014-15. I have 2-questions:
    a) Should I file returns for FY-2014-15 ?
    b) Would I get any refund if I file returns on the investments worth 1.15 lakhs ?

  101. vinayak chavan says:

    I am an employee in private limited company for last 3 years. For F.Y.2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 my income is not taxable. I want filed return for these 3 years now. Will i have to pay any penalty or interest to government for late filling of return?

  102. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @ Mr. Sataish

    Yes Mr X. can claim refund.
    He need to file a return u/s 139[4] for A.Y 14-15 [i.e, for f.y 13-14]

    If his Tax on Income after considering invest is lower than the TDS amount than Mr. X able to get refund

  103. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @ Mr. Sataish

    Yes Mr X. can claim refund.
    He need to file a return u/s 139[4] for A.Y 14-15 [i.e, for f.y 13-14]

    If his Tax on Income after considering invest is lower than the TDS amount than Mr. X shall get refund

  104. SATISH says:

    Mr x not file ROI For F.Y 2013-14.His TDS Rs 10000 for F.Y 2013-14.He is salaried employee. No other income for such F.Y . can He claim Refund for F.Y. 10000? He invest Rs 20000 & 25000 for PPF & Bank FD Respectively in F.Y 2013-14.

  105. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @Mr. Ashok Kumar B

    If Your assement is not completed and you file ur orginal retur before due date 139[1] – then you may file revised return u/s 139[4]

    If ur assessment is done in any case : you may file rectification application u/s 154 [by virtue of sec 154(2) ]

  106. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @Alex

    Suggestion given to rajendra kumar is Mutatis mutandis appliable to you for AY 08-09

  107. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @Anitha: maximum rs. 5000 only penalty may be imposed. But if your income does not exceed the specified amount in relvent A.y then penalty will not attract [you have to check your A.Y and exemption limit for filing return for salary class ]

  108. Rawal Singh Bhati says:

    @Rajendra kumar: you cant file your return for Fy 2011-12 [i.e, AY 2012-13 ] Today,

    However if u had large amount of TDS for that year, than you may ask for A.O[assesing officer] to issue 148 notice, and then u may file such return [you may liable to pay penalty of sec271 of rs.5000 only, thats why i said if u had large amount of tds]

  109. ASHOK KUMAR B says:

    I have filed ITR-1 since last 4 years without consideration Interest on House Loan. Now I got the details of Interest of House Loan. Can I file revise returns for last 4 years and get the refund of excess TDS deducted by employer.

    Thanks and regards

  110. Alex says:

    Dear sir,

    I have been filing my IT Returns regularly for past 9 years but missed filing for AY 2008-2009 as I was out of country.
    Can I still file returns for that year, please suggest.
    TDS has already been deducted and there is some refund amount for that particular year.
    Please let me know how to process the returns.

    Thanks,
    Alex.

  111. Bhushan says:

    Very nice article on a popular and required subject matter of discussion. Thank you and Keep it up!

  112. CA Umesh Sharma says:

    Dear Anita,
    Income Tax Return need to be filed even if TDS of salaried employee is deducted.

    Penalty for non filing or late filing may be imposed by the department.

  113. Pawan says:

    Very Useful Inforamation.

  114. Puttaraju S says:

    Mr. Rajinder Kumar,

    you can file your return for previous AY only if you get a notice from the department, which is also subject to penalty and late interest charges

  115. SHANKARA Narayana says:

    Dear CA UMESH SHARMA
    IT IS REALLY A GOOD INFORMATION THANKS SIR VERY KIND OF YOU.

  116. A K Mansuri says:

    Something lacks. What? Idont know

  117. T R Chandrasekaran says:

    Illustrative, educative and informative

  118. Puttaraju S says:

    The following can be the consequences for filing late return:-
    4…..

    5.If there is refund to the tax payer then after the due date he will not get the amount of interest.

    Is the 5th point really true? Is there any Section as per the Act which says interest on refund will not be paid for belated returns?

  119. Anitha says:

    sir, will penalty be imposed in case of non-filing of returns by a salaried employee but tds has been deducted and same has been reflected in Form 26AS?

  120. RAJINDER KUMAR says:

    Dear Sir

    Thanks a lots for valuable information
    but i have one query last week i try to fill the ITR -1 in the Financial year 2011-12 but as per your article i fill the ITR but system not accepted the ITR please suggest and give best guidance

    I will wait you valuable response

    With Thanks & Best Regards

    Rajender Kumar
    +91-9988738346

  121. S Balasubramanian says:

    My knowledge is enhanced. Thanks.

  122. AJAY says:

    Thanks Sir for this information

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