• Notification Date: 01-03-2024
  • Notification No: N/A

Income tax Department implements e-Verification to solve ITR Mismatches

The Income tax (IT) Department has introduced on-screen functionality on the compliance portal of its e-filing website to address "mismatch" in information from third parties compared to taxpayers' IT Returns (ITR), it said on February 26. 

The I-T Department said it has identified discrepancies in the information received from third parties regarding interest and dividend income when compared to taxpayers' ITR. Notably, some taxpayers have not filed their ITR, it added. 

Accessing the Compliance Portal:

The on-screen functionality can be found on the Compliance portal of the e-filing website where details for mismatches for FY2021-22 and FY2022-23 have been made available. 

Taxpayers will be informed about the mismatches through SMS and emails based on the details available with the Department. The release added that this is a communication to taxpayers and not a notice 


Registered users on the e-filing website can directly access the Compliance portal by logging into their accounts. Mismatch details are found under the “e-Verification" tab. 

For those not registered, the “Register" button on the e-filing website allows them to sign up. After successful registration, users can log in and navigate to the Compliance portal to view mismatches. 

The on-screen functionality is user-friendly and allows taxpayers to reconcile mismatches directly on the portal without the need for additional documents. 

Exception for Interest Income Disclosure:

Taxpayers who have disclosed interest income under the 'Others' category in Schedule OS of the ITR need not respond to interest income mismatches. These discrepancies will be automatically resolved and reflected as 'Completed' on the portal. 

Taxpayers unable to explain mismatches may choose to submit an Updated Income Tax Return if eligible.