Income Tax Department Alerts Taxpayers of Data Mismatch – Here’s How to Respond

Taxpayers across the country have been receiving SMS notifications from the Income Tax Department regarding potential data mismatches.However, there’s no need to panic as clarified by the Finance Ministry.

These messages are simply alerts indicating disparities between third-party information on interest and dividend income and the Income Tax Returns (ITR) filed by taxpayers.

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Responding to the Notification

If you’ve received such an SMS, here’s what you need to do. Taxpayers can address the issue directly through the Compliance Portal of the e-filing website.

This portal provides a platform for taxpayers to offer feedback and resolve any discrepancies in the information provided.

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How to Proceed

To address the mismatch, taxpayers can log in to the Compliance Portal via the e-filing website

The portal currently displays discrepancies related to the financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

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Accessing the Portal

For those already registered on the e-filing website, accessing the portal is straightforward. Simply log in to your account and navigate to the ‘e-Verification’ tab to view the identified mismatches.

New Users Registration Process

Taxpayers who aren’t yet registered on the e-filing website will need to complete the registration process to view and address the mismatches.

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To register, visit the e-filing website and click on the “Register” button, providing the necessary information. Once registered, you can log in and access the portal to address the discrepancies.

Correcting Mismatched Information

Taxpayers can respond directly on-screen, providing the required details to correct any mismatched information. Importantly, no supporting documents are needed.


This initiative aims to provide taxpayers with the opportunity to rectify any discrepancies and ensure accurate reporting.



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