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How to find Income Tax Assessing Officer (AO) details?

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How to find Income Tax Assessing Officer (AO) details?

A taxpayer is assigned a jurisdictional Assessing Officer (AO) based on the address mentioned on the taxpayer’s PAN. Consequently, any communication between the Income Tax Department (ITD) and the taxpayer is conducted through this jurisdictional Assessing Officer. Therefore, it is crucial to find the AO details when making a PAN application.

The Assessing Officer serves as the primary representative of the Income Tax Department and handles all direct tax-related matters for the taxpayer. This includes addressing concerns such as the rectification of returns, issuance of refunds, and other queries related to income tax.

Steps to Find Jurisdictional Assessing Officer (AO) Details

  1. Visit the tax e-filing Portal to find the details of your jurisdictional Assessing Officer.
    Visit the tax e-filing portal and scroll down and click on the “Know Your Assessing Officer” option.www.incometax.gov.in - Know Your AO Option
  2. Know your jurisdictional assessing officer
    On the Know Your Jurisdictional Assessing Officer page, enter your PAN and a valid mobile number and click Continue.
    www.incometax.gov.in - Know Your Jurisdictional Assessing Officer
  3. OTP Verification
    You will receive a 6-digit OTP on the mobile number you entered in Step 2. On the Verification page, enter the OTP and click Validate.
    www.incometax.gov.in - AO OTP Verification

On successful OTP validation, you will see the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer Details (such as Area Code, Assessing Officer Type, Range Code, Assessing Officer Number, Jurisdiction, Address and email ID of the Assessing Officer), along with status of your PAN. 

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Official Income Tax Return filing website: https://incometaxindia.gov.in/

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