After filing ITR, you can check the status to see if the Income Tax Department has accepted and processed the return.

The Income Tax (I-T) Department allows taxpayers to claim any excess payment of tax by filing an income tax return, the deadline for which will end on July 31, 2022, for the financial year 2021-22. 

In certain cases where some discrepancies are found, taxpayers may need to respond to the communication from the department. 

Here are the steps to check ITR status from the income tax website:

Step 4: Now, check the latest ITR filed.

Step 5: Select the 'View Details' option and it will show the status of the ITR filed.

In such a case, taxpayer will receive a notice from the department to rectify the defect within a specified time limit from the date of receiving notice. 

If taxpayer doesn't respond to a defective return status, the ITR will be treated as invalid, and is not taken up for processing. 

Case transferred to assessing officer (AO): This is the status when the CPC has transferred the ITR to jurisdictional AO.  

If the case is transferred to the AO, taxpayer will be contacted by the officer to provide necessary details.