Ask the Readers: How Can I Get a [Duplicate] Copy of My Acknowledged Income Tax Returns?

by Vinaya HS on July 26, 2009

in Finance

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A reader asks,

I have lost my acknowledged (i.e. stamped) income tax returns (form ITR-V) for last year. What is the procedure for obtaining a duplicate?

My opinion: Visit the income tax office in your geography and meet your assessing officer. A requisition letter along with an unacknowledged copy of your income tax returns (Form 16, or ITR-V, or whatever you have) should be handy. You might want to carry your PAN Card along too.

Have you ever been in a similar situation or know someone who was? What do you think this reader should do?




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Vinaya H S July 28, 2009 at 10:24 AM

A reader suggested (over email) that one can legally obtain from the Income Tax department a copy of one’s filed returns under the Right to Information Act.

shaikh liyakat February 17, 2010 at 3:41 PM

pls send me the tax guide

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