If you are planning to apply for a passport or already have applied for one, you may need to provide your Income Tax Assessment Order as a proof of your income. The Income Tax Assessment Order is an official document issued by the Income Tax Department, which states the details of your income, tax paid and the tax liability for a particular assessment year.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to obtain the Income Tax Assessment Order for passport:
Step 1: Check your email
If you have e-filed your Income Tax Return (ITR), you can easily obtain your Assessment Order from your email inbox. The Income Tax Department sends the Assessment Order to the email ID mentioned in your ITR form. Check your email for the Assessment Order and download the PDF file.
Step 2: Go to the website of the Income Tax Department.
If you have not received the Assessment Order on your email or have filed your ITR manually, you can obtain it from the Income Tax Department website. Visit the Income Tax Department’s official website.
Step 3: Login to your Account
To access your Assessment Order, you need to log in to your account on the Income Tax Department website. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on the ‘Register Yourself’ option. Once you have created your account, login using your credentials.
Step 4: Choose “My Account” from the menu.
After logging in, go to the ‘My Account’ tab on the website. You will see various options under this tab.
Step 5: Click on ‘View Returns/Forms’
Under the ‘My Account’ tab, click on the ‘View Returns/Forms’ option.
Step 6: Select Assessment Year and Form
You will see a list of Assessment Years and Forms. Select the Assessment Year and Form for which you want to obtain the Assessment Order.
Step 7: Click on ‘Submit’
After selecting the Assessment Year and Form, click on ‘Submit’. The website will generate the Assessment Order for the selected Assessment Year and Form.
Step 8: Download and Print
Once the Assessment Order is generated, you can download and print it for your use. The downloaded Assessment Order can be used as proof of income while applying for a passport.
In conclusion :
Obtaining an Income Tax Assessment Order for passport is a straightforward process. If you have filed your ITR online, you can easily obtain the Assessment Order from your email inbox. If not, you can visit the Income Tax Department website and follow the above steps to obtain the Assessment Order. Make sure to keep a copy of the Assessment Order handy while applying for a passport.