Need Tally
for Clients?

Contact Us! Here

  Tally Auditor

License (Renewal)
  Tally Gold

License Renewal

  Tally Silver

License Renewal
  Tally Silver

New Licence
  Tally Gold

New Licence
Open DEMAT Account with in 24 Hrs and start investing now!
General »
Open DEMAT Account in 24 hrs
 Don't fall for fake notices! How to verify your income tax communication
 I decided to shift to the new tax regime. Will I lose benefit on interest income of my PPF account?
 Income Tax Return: How to prepare for hassle-free tax compliance? Here is a 10-point checklist
 Filing ITR On Your Own? Salaried Taxpayers Need To Know These Things
 New vs Old Tax Regime: How is one taxed under the New Regime and how to make a switch between the two regimes?
 New tax regime vs old tax regime: What's point at which tax outgo is the same in both regimes? Check salary and deduction levels
 Advance Tax Paid, Do You Still Need To File ITR? Check Details Here
 Centre seen to have met FY24 gross tax target
 6 income tax rules that salaried should know as financial year 2024-25 starts from today
 How to calculate income tax on stock market gains along with your salary?
 Moonlighting for Additional Income? Know Its Tax Implications

Don't fall for fake notices! How to verify your income tax communication
May, 24th 2024
Ever receive a notice from the Income Tax department and wonder if it's legitimate? You're not alone. Scammers often try to imitate official communication to steal personal information or money. But fear not, taxpayers! The Income Tax department offers a user-friendly online tool to help you verify the authenticity of any notice or order you receive in seconds.
The Income Tax department's online tool empowers you to verify any notice or order you receive. This free service is available to everyone, regardless of whether you're registered on the e-filing portal.
Here's how to use it:
  • Visit the Income Tax e-filing portal:
  • Under "Quick Links," click "Authenticate Notice/Order Issued by ITD."
  • Choose one of two verification methods:
  • Using PAN: Enter your PAN, document type (notice, order, etc.), assessment year, date of issue, and your mobile number (for receiving a one-time password).
  • Using DIN: Enter the Document Identification Number (DIN) mentioned on the notice and your mobile number for OTP verification.
  • Enter the received OTP and click "Continue."
  • The tool will instantly confirm if the notice is genuine. If not, you'll know it's safe to disregard it.
Here's a breakdown of the service and how to use it:  
What is the Notice Authentication Tool?
This online tool allows you to verify the authenticity of any communication you receive from the Income Tax authorities, including notices, orders, summons, letters, etc. This helps ensure the communication is genuine and not a phishing attempt.
Who can use the tool?
Anyone can use this tool, regardless of whether they are registered users on the Income Tax e-filing portal. It's a pre-login service, accessible to everyone.
How to authenticate a notice:
There are two ways to verify a notice:
Using PAN, Document Type, Date of Issue, and Mobile Number:
  • Visit the Income Tax e-filing portal:
  • Click on "Authenticate Notice/Order Issued by ITD" under the "Quick Links" section on the homepage.
  • Enter your PAN (Permanent Account Number).
  • Select the type of document (notice, order, etc.).
  • Choose the assessment year for which the notice was issued.
  • Enter the date the notice was issued.
  • Provide your mobile number (a one-time password will be sent to this number).
  • Enter the received OTP (One-Time Password) and click "Continue."
  • If the information matches a genuine notice from the Income Tax department, you'll receive a confirmation message. If not, it will indicate the notice is invalid.
Using Document Identification Number (DIN) and Mobile Number:

  • Follow steps 1 and 2 mentioned above.
  • Instead of PAN details, enter the Document Identification Number (DIN) mentioned on the notice.
  • Provide your mobile number for OTP verification.
Benefits of using the tool:
Peace of mind: Knowing a notice is legitimate before taking any action.
Prevents scams: Helps avoid falling victim to phishing attempts that mimic official communication.
Convenience: Easy-to-use online tool accessible to everyone.
The tool verifies the authenticity of the communication, not its content.
If you have any questions regarding the notice itself, it's advisable to consult a tax professional.
Another way to check the authenticity of notice sent by the tax department is to cross check the email ID from where it is sent. The tax department sends all its communications from its official ID which ends with such as
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2024 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Ritz Consulting