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According to the Income Tax Department of India, for the year 2020-21, the last date for filing ITR is July 31 for most individuals and September 30 for corporate taxpayers. During filing of income tax returns, it is possible that you may miss out on including certain information or update your details at a later date. While it is advisable that you provide accurate details, the IT department allows taxpayers to update information, such as personal and bank details, after uploading income tax returns. However, you need to be make sure to change any details prior to the IT department processing the returns.

You can make changes to your bank account, residential address, contact number, and email ID by navigating to the ‘Change ITR Form Particulars’ option available on the official income tax e-filing portal. To know how to do so, take a look at the following steps.

Steps to change your details in the ITR form 

To update your details in the ITR form, follow these steps.

  • Login to the official income tax e-filing portal at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in using your user ID and password
  • Go to the ‘My Account’ tab on the left side of the menu
  • Click on the ‘Service Request’ and then select the ‘Request Type’ as ‘New Request’
  • Then select ‘Change ITR Form Particulars’ from the ‘Request Category’
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • Submit the ‘Acknowledgement number’ of your ITR
  • Change your bank account details, address, or contact number from the options displayed on the screen
  • Enter the necessary details and submit your request

Upon successfully requesting for changes in your ITR form particulars you will be provided with a transaction ID. You can check the status of your request on the same e-filing income tax portal. Here’s how.

Steps to check the status of your request

Follow these steps to view your request status.

  • Login to the official e-filing income tax portal with your user ID and password
  • Go to the ‘My Account’ tab on the left side of the menu
  • Click on the ‘Service Request’ option and then select the ‘Request Type’ as ‘New Request’
  • Select ‘Change ITR Form Particulars’ from the ‘Request Category
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • Click on the transaction ID, displayed on the screen, to know the details of your request

Although you can change your details via these steps, you should remember that such changes should be done prior to the processing of your Income Tax Returns. Hence, it is good to know about the deadlines set for the year. This way you can avoid filing your ITR in a hurry and still have enough time on hand to make any changes. 

Alongside the deadlines, make every effort to know about income tax in India, learn about the income tax slabs set and the optional tax regime offered by Budget 2020. Timely filing of Income Tax Returns is important as it showcases financial discipline, helps you abide by the law, and serves as a way to possess the documents required for loan applications. 

Also Read:- Income Tax e-filing: Everything about Tax Filing in India

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